The Case Against Qatar (

March 18, 2014

Images of football stadium workers sleeping ten to a room in squalid rooms and their dangerous cooking facilities provoked a furious response from authorities in Qatar after they were published in an ITUC report, The Case Against Qatar.

Refusing to take responsibility for the 1.4million workers in Qatar and abandoning people are hallmarks of a regime which is coming under increasing pressure to abolish the kafala system of modern day slavery and introduce international labour standards if they are to host the Fifa World Cup in 2022.

The Qatar Supreme Committee for Legacy and Development, responsible for the implementing the 2022 World Cup denied they were responsible for the workers at Al Wakrah stadium, and said they are not covered by the Supreme Committee Workers’ Welfare Standards designed to appease international unease with labour abuses in the country.

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