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Qatar: Reality Check 2020: Countdown to the 2022 World Cup – Migrant Workers’ Rights in Qatar

, Index number: MDE 22/3297/2020

In the decade since Qatar successfully bid to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup, reports of exploitation and labour abuse have consistently tarnished preparations. Qatar has a major opportunity to prove to the world that it is serious about workers’ rights. This report highlights that Qatar has made some important progress to date, including major reforms announced in 2020 to facilitate freedom of movement and introduce a new minimum wage. Yet, it also demonstrates that the weak implementation and enforcement of other reforms has left thousands of workers at the mercy of unscrupulous employers who have been allowed to commit abuses with impunity.

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