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Qatar: Reality check: The state of migrant workers’ rights with four years to go until the Qatar 2022 World Cup

, Index number: MDE 22/9758/2019

With less than four years until the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in front of 86,000 fans at the Lusail Stadium, and millions watching across the world, Qatar’s record on migrant workers’ rights remain firmly in the spotlight. Qatar has finally begun a high-profile reform process promising to tackle widespread labour exploitation. This briefing provides an update and reality check on how far Qatar has come in meeting its promises, and how far the host of the 2022 World Cup still has to go before it can be said to fully respect and protect workers’ rights.

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