December 3, 2022

In 2010, FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar without any conditions on human rights protections despite its poor human rights record and massive infrastructure deficit. FIFA’s decision drew widespread criticism for the lack of human rights protections in place in Qatar for migrant workers, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, and journalists.
Since Qatar was selected as World Cup host, many migrant workers have faced serious abuses including illegal recruitment fees, wage theft, injuries and unexplained deaths. Human Rights Watch calls on FIFA and Qatar to remedy these historic abuses, including by providing financial compensation to victims who made the tournament possible.  
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Deaths and harm cannot be undone, but for so many migrant workers and families, some financial assistance – a slender slice of the huge profits from the event – would be a start.
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