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EU accuses Qatar of human rights abuses ahead of World Cup

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The European Parliament formally condemned Qatar. Human rights violations It is believed to have caused the death of a migrant worker contracted to prepare for this year’s World Cup.

In a resolution passed on Thursday, the EU governing body called on FIFA to assist Qatar in providing compensation to all migrant workers and their families through the expansion of Qatar’s Workers Assistance Insurance Fund. rice field. news releasehas already distributed about $320 million to workers who are victims of wage abuse, including compensation for workers’ deaths and “other human rights violations.”

The resolution calls for a thorough investigation of all reported incidents of migrant workers dying on the job and for providing compensation to the families of those determined to have died as a result of unsafe working conditions. pressure on the Qatari authorities. It comes amid growing accusations that Qatar exploited migrant workers to build the stadiums and structures where the World Cup is currently being played.

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A December 20, 2019 file photo shows construction underway at Lusail Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums in Lusail, Qatar.

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Founder of Mustafa Kadri Equidem organizationInvestigating Labor Abuse told CBS News last week that migrant workers were subjected to forced labor and unsafe physical working conditions and expected to work for months at a time without pay.Qadri, Qatar to investigate human rights abuses that have killed at least hundreds of workers, where he was arrested, he told CBS News.

The European Parliament estimates that thousands of migrant workers have died in Qatar as a result of unsafe working conditions leading up to the World Cup, according to Thursday’s news release.

“As the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar, the parliament deplores the deaths of thousands of migrant workers before the tournament,” the statement said. It acknowledged the controversial and potentially corrupt means by which Qatar won its bid to host this year’s match, and condemned FIFA’s role in the selection process. It was described as “rampant, methodical, and deep-rooted.”

a series of references labor reform Passed but not fully applied in Qatar, members of the European Parliament pushed for a resolution to “fully implement the adopted reforms”. They also denounced the country’s laws criminalizing same-sex relationships, public anti-gay rhetoric, and called for increased female representation in the profession.

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