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Situation of human rights in the context of the upcoming FIFA world cup in Qatar: extracts from the debate (21/11)


The FIFA’s decision to give the 2022 World Cup to Qatar has sparked controversy among human rights organisations and football fans alike. Data cross-checked by several human rights groups with diplomatic missions in Doha indicate that thousands of foreign workers have died on construction sites or as a result of construction-related activities in the country ahead of the tournament. MEPs take stock of the human rights situation in Qatar in the context of the country hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Extracts from the debate.

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