The European Parliament has formally condemned Qatar for calling it a suspect.who are believed to have caused the deaths of migrant contract laborers preparing for this year’s World Cup.
In a resolution passed on Thursday, the European Union’s governing body called on FIFA to help Qatar compensate all migrant workers and their families by expanding the country’s Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund. News releasehas already distributed nearly $320 million to workers who suffered wage abuses — to include coverage for worker deaths and “other human rights violations.”
The resolution urges Qatari authorities to fully investigate all reported cases where a migrant worker has died while on the job, and to provide compensation to the families of those who died as a result of unsafe working conditions. Caused by It comes amid mounting allegations suggesting Qatar exploited migrant workers to build stadiums and structures where the World Cup is currently being held.
Founder Mustafa Qadri Equidem organizationMigrant workers were subjected to forced labor and unsafe physical working conditions, and were expected to go months without pay, investigators of labor abuses told CBS News last week. Do the work. Qadri traveled to Qatar to investigate alleged human rights abuses that he estimates have killed at least hundreds of activists, and told CBS News that he was there during his tenure. I was arrested.
According to Thursday’s news release, the European Parliament estimates that thousands of migrant workers in Qatar have died as a result of dangerous working conditions leading up to the World Cup.
“With the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicking off in Qatar, Parliament deplores the deaths of thousands of migrant workers ahead of the tournament,” the release said. It acknowledged the controversial and potentially corrupt means by which Qatar won the bid to host this year’s matches, and condemned FIFA for its role in the selection process. Members of parliament described corruption within FIFA as “growing, systemic and deep-rooted,” according to the release.
Referring to a series of Labor reforms Approved but not fully implemented in Qatar, members of the European Parliament also called for “full implementation of the adopted reforms” in their resolution. He also condemned the country’s laws that criminalize same-sex relationships and public anti-gay statements, and called for increased representation of women in the professional sphere.