Qatar: Migrant Workers Seek Compensation for Human Rights Violation

20 November, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Amid FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Human Rights Watch released data on unresolved abuses and unexplained deaths of migrant workers who made the tournament possible.

Amid FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Human Rights Watch released data on unresolved abuses and unexplained deaths of migrant workers who made the tournament possible.

Many migrant workers, their families, journalists, and labour specialists from their home countries have spoken out against abuses and urged for a compensation fund. The garnering support has been asked from 15 nations, over a dozen football associations, five sponsors, government leaders, prominent players, and fans.

“As the World Cup begins, migrant workers and their families, players, and spectators will feel the crushing weight of the tournament’s human cost,” said Michael Page, Human Rights Watch’s deputy Middle East and North Africa director.

Human Rights organization criticised Qatar’s lax human rights record ever since Doha won the bid to host the World Cup in 2013, focusing particularly on LGBT rights, civil freedoms, and treatment of migrant labour.

Football players and supporters have been upset and disappointed with FIFA, especially after the organisation recently asked the 32 participating countries to “concentrate on football”.

FIFA World Cup has been inaugurated today as Qatar’s capacity to accommodate an unprecedented 1.2 million visitors depends on the efforts of millions of migrant labourers.

As ‘Boycott Qatar 2022’ emerged, Australian team made a film denouncing Qatar’s human rights issues. Denmark’s uniform will be completely black. However, England’s standout player, Harry Kane, and the leaders of European countries will wear ‘OneLove’ armbands. Following the trend, pop artist Dua Lipa, has also distanced herself from the tournament.

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