World Cup 2022: Panel of experts examines how the world can hold Qatar accountable when it comes to human rights

SEver since Qatar won the 2022 World Cup in 2010, FIFA has been criticized and accused of overlooking human rights abuses in its decision.

It is the most controversial sporting event since the Moscow Olympics.

As we approach the 100 days until November kicks off, marked with that of the independent Virtual panel event, human rights concerns continue to surround FIFA’s flagship event.

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The concerns raised by organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Business and Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) are wide-ranging and include the country’s treatment of the LGBT+ community and workers’ rights. Staff who will oversee the event for tens of thousands of international travelers.

Research recently released by BHRRC showed that most major brands have a “limited understanding” of the situation or what they should be doing. The luxury hospitality industry has been criticized for “not doing enough to end abusive recruitment practices” where workers pay exploitative fees to get a job.

Amnesty claims the Football Association has failed to “put in place proper procedures” to prevent the problems since it was awarded the tournament.

As the world looks forward to the event, a panel of experts will explore how to hold Qatar accountable?

Hosted by that of the independent International Editor David Harding, the panel will feature senior football writer Miguel Delaney, Isobel Archer, Gulf Program Manager, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, former diplomat in Qatar James Lynch, founding co-director of human rights group FairSquare, and Malcolm Bidali, a Labor lawyer previously imprisoned in Qatar. The event will take place on Tuesday 9th August at 6.30pm and will last for one hour.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2022-qatar-human-rights-b2128149.html World Cup 2022: Panel of experts examines how the world can hold Qatar accountable when it comes to human rights

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