UEFA: Progress however ‘more work’ required in Qatar human rights

2021-08-26.

Workers at a construction site in Qatar ahead of next year Workers at a building and construction website in Qatar ahead of next year’s World Cup

A working group from European football judgment body UEFA has actually stated 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar is making development in the location of employees’ rights however more work needs to be done after a check out to the nation.

“It is clear that Qatar has actually made considerable favorable development with human rights legislation in the last 3 years,” said group member Gijs de Jong, who is also general secretary of the Dutch federation KNVB.

“There is no doubt this development has actually sped up as an outcome of the FIFA World Cup being granted. The difficulty is the legislation is not yet generally embraced, and whilst efforts are being made, there is a requirement for more work.”.
On Thursday rights company Amnesty International released a report following an examination into the deaths of migrant employees over the previous years considering that the Middle East nation was granted the competition.

UEFA stated the delegation met agents of the International Labour Organization (ILO, Builders and Wood Workers’ International (BWI, the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC, the Supreme Committee for Delivery, and Legacy, the Qatar Football Association, in addition to migrant employees.

Britain’s Guardian paper reported in February that 6,500 employees from 5 Asian countries have actually passed away in Qatar considering that the country was granted the World Cup in 2010.

Qatar has stated the figures are not extreme, offered the general variety of individuals from those countries in the nation which the variety of deaths of employees at World Cup jobs was 37, 3 of those on building websites.

UEFA: Progress however 'more work' required in Qatar human rights