Qatar: Promising Little, Delivering Less – Qatar and migrant labour abuse ahead of the 2022 Football World Cup

Under the spotlight of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, on 14 May 2014, the Qatar government promised reforms to address the widespread exploitation of migrant workers in the country, yet a year on none of the proposed reforms have been implemented. Amnesty International identified nine key labour exploitation issues that Qatar should address urgently. This briefing reviews Qatar’s progress on all nine issues identified which include the issues on which the government promised reform in May 2014. Only immediate steps by the Qatari authorities and key stakeholders such as FIFA can begin to address migrant labour abuse in Qatar.

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