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FIFA: Pay for Harm to Qatar’s Migrant Workers

Global Coalition Calls for Financial Remedy for Deaths, Wage Theft (London) – Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Qatar have not received financial compensation or any other adequate remedy for serious labor abuses suffered while building and servicing infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup, which begins in November 2022, Human Rights Watch said today. On May […]

Germany: At the Tipping Point for Human Rights & Sport

German Bundestag’s Public Hearing Represents Opportunity to Walk the Talk (Nyon, Switzerland, 11 May, 2022) — As the German Bundestag’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid holds its first-ever public hearing on human rights and sport, civil society organizations and athlete representative groups such as the Sport & Rights Alliance, World Players Association, Transparency […]

No ‘Dignity and Pride’ in World Cup Labor Abuses

FIFA Should Uphold Rights Responsibilities to Migrant Workers At a May 2 conference entitled “Managing the Beautiful Game,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino shockingly downplayed deaths and hardships of migrant workers in Qatar who have literally built the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In doing so, he reminded the world that preventable deaths and abuses of migrant workers in […]

As World Cup nears, Qatar and FIFA face fresh scrutiny on press freedom commitments

Exactly one year before the scheduled start of the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar, plainclothes officers from the Gulf state’s Criminal Investigations Department arrested Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani, a sports reporter and cameraman respectively for Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, as they were leaving their hotel in the capital of Doha. The NRK journalists […]

Statement from TAOS Founder Grace French on FBI Claim

On Thursday, April 21, it was announced 13 survivors are suing the FBI for its failure to properly investigate abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. Survivor and TAOS Founder Grace French spoke at a press conference; her statement is below: My name is Grace French and I am founder and president of the Army of Survivors. […]

European Commission published high-level group’s recommendations to achieve gender equality in sport

The high-level group on gender equality in sport, has put forward an action plan and recommendations to achieve a more equitable gender balance in sport. These have been addressed to the European Commission, EU Member States, national and international sports bodies as well as grassroots organisations. The high-level group was established by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner […]