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The Resource Building a better World Cup : protecting migrant workers in Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022, Human Rights Watch, (electronic resource)

Building a better World Cup : protecting migrant workers in Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022, Human Rights Watch, (electronic resource)

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Building a better World Cup : protecting migrant workers in Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022
Title
Building a better World Cup
Title remainder
protecting migrant workers in Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022
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Human Rights Watch
Title variation
  • Protecting migrant workers in Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022
  • Qatar
Title variation remainder
buidling a better World Cup
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Language
eng
Summary
In December 2010, the small Gulf state of Qatar won its bid to host the 2022 World Cup--a first for an Arab country. Over the next decade the country will undertake massive new construction to support the quadrennial world championship soccer games. Underpinning this push is a vast army of migrant workers, who comprise a staggering 94 percent of Qatar's workforce--1.2 million of its 1.7 million residents--the highest percentage of migrants to citizens in the world. Qatar's World Cup selection means that worker recruitment will reach new heights: media have reported that over a million additional workers may be needed to carry out World Cup-related construction. Yet the deeply problematic working conditions of migrant workers throughout the country mean that realizing Qatar's World Cup vision may depend on their abuse and exploitation unless adequate measures are taken to address the human rights problems widespread in the construction industry in Qatar. This report documents pervasive employer exploitation and abuse of workers in Qatar's construction industry, made possible by an inadequate legal and regulatory framework that grants employers extensive control over workers and prohibits migrant workers from exercising their rights to free association and collective bargaining. It also addresses the government's failure to enforce those laws that at least on paper are designed to protect worker rights. It examines why violations of workers' rights go largely undetected, and looks at the barriers that workers face in reporting complaints or seeking redress
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  • photographs
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Motaparthy, Priyanka
  • Seagall, David
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  • World Cup (Soccer)
  • Construction workers
  • Construction workers
  • Migrant labor
  • Migrant labor
  • Labor laws and legislation
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Building a better World Cup : protecting migrant workers in Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022, Human Rights Watch, (electronic resource)
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Note
  • "June 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Priyanka Motaparthy, a former researcher with the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch and current researcher with its Children's Rights Division, with assistance from David Segall, an associate in the Middle East and North Africa Division."--P. 94
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Background -- Qatari Law and International Legal Obligations -- Abuse of Migrant Workers -- Recommendations
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
146 p.
Isbn
9781564329004
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Building a better World Cup : protecting migrant workers in Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022, Human Rights Watch, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • "June 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Priyanka Motaparthy, a former researcher with the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch and current researcher with its Children's Rights Division, with assistance from David Segall, an associate in the Middle East and North Africa Division."--P. 94
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Background -- Qatari Law and International Legal Obligations -- Abuse of Migrant Workers -- Recommendations
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
146 p.
Isbn
9781564329004
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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