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With Qatar World Cup looming, Amnesty again urges FIFA to compensate migrant workers

Market Watch, Qatar, 11 November 2022 - Less than two weeks before the controversial Qatar World Cup kicks off, Amnesty International has made a last-gasp plea to world soccer’s governing body FIFA to compensate migrant workers who constructed the tournament’s stadiums.

The plight of migrant workers in Qatar, along with LGBTQ+ rights in the Gulf state, has sparked a backlash ahead of the tournament, which begins on Nov. 20.

In May, Amnesty, along with 23 other organizations, including Human Rights Watch and the Independent Supporters Council North America, wrote an open letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino urging a “remedy for labour abuses behind the 2022 World Cup.”

The letter urged Infantino to work with the Qatari government, trade unions, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to provide compensation to migrant workers for “serious labour abuses.”

In an op-ed published in international media Friday, Amnesty’s Secretary Agnes Callamard again urged FIFA to take action. “Amid this growing clamour, the most crucial voice of all has remained

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Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/with-qatar-world-cup-looming-amnesty-again-urges-fifa-to-compensate-migrant-workers-11668183874

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