Kathmandu, Nepal, March 23, 2021: Amnesty International, the international human right group, has called on FIFA, the global football governing agency, to use its leverage with the Qatari authorities to help end the abuse of migrant workers. The Amnesty International has sent a letter to the FIFA President Gianni Infantino Just days ahead of the qualification matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
In the letter sent to the FIFA, the Amnesty International has urged to live up to its responsibilities to prevent, mitigate and remedy human rights risks connected to the tournament and to fulfill its program of labor reforms before the World Cup kicks off.
Qatar has made a number of positive reforms in recent years, partly in response to increased scrutiny after the World Cup contract was awarded, but too often these are not properly implemented and thousands of migrant workers continue to be exploited and abused, states a press release issued by the Amnesty International.
The 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifier matches are scheduled to begin on Wednesday and the first round of qualifiers will see countries from Europe and North, Central America and Caribbean countries competing for their berths for the event next year.