Amnesty: Qatar Lagging on Addressing Labor Reforms

November 12, 2014 12:03 AM

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Amnesty: Qatar Lagging on Addressing Labor Reforms

Amnesty International said Wednesday that 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar is lagging behind on addressing concerns about the abuse of migrant workers six months after it laid out plans for labor reforms.

The wealthy OPEC nation has come under increasing scrutiny over its labor practices since world football governing body FIFA awarded it the rights in 2010 to host the tournament. Like other energy-rich Gulf nations, Qatar relies heavily on migrant workers drawn mainly from South Asia to build its ro...

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