2016-03-31
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DIARY NOTE 29 March 2016

newsimageOn 31 March 2016, Amnesty International will launch a new report exposing the exploitation of migrant workers on World Cup sites in Qatar. Based on interviews with more than 200 migrant workers, mostly from Bangladesh, India and Nepal, the report will for the first time document conditions for people working on a World Cup stadium. The report will show how, despite limited reform efforts in the past two years touted by the Qatari authorities and FIFA, the country’s Kafala system under which migrant workers must be sponsored by an employer leads to forced labour and other abuses. Photographs, video, testimony from migrants workers will be available on request. To request an advance copy of the report or an interview with spokespeople please contact me on either on email or on 8860182310.