October 20, 2019

World Cup 2022: Qatar still a “playground for unscrupulous employers”

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Despite promises to reform and ensure abused migrant workers have access to remedy, new research from Amnesty International reveals that hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have given up on receiving unpaid wages, returning home penniless. Amnesty’s report, All work, no pay: The struggle of Qatar’s migrant workers for justice, documents how workers employed by three construction […]

Did you know slavery is involved in bringing us the World Cup?

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From Freedom United The Women’s 2019 World Cup is drawing to a close and many of us are now looking forward to the Men’s 2022 World Cup – but not at the expense of workers’ freedom. Migrant workers in Qatar, some of whom are involved in construction projects for the World Cup, are alleging labor abuses that amount […]

Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

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From BBC Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say. A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just addressed the court from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage. Morsi, who […]

Rugby: Qatar and Cayman Islands among unions keen to host Sevens World Cup

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from Rugby World Eleven unions from all over the planet declare interest in 2022 event GettyImages-1004132616-630×420.jpg Last time out: Action from San Francisco in 2018 (Getty Images) Qatar and Cayman Islands among unions keen to host Sevens World Cup Eleven unions have formally expressed their interest in hosting Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2022. Argentina, […]

A win for migrant workers in Qatar!

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United Qatar has finally passed a law that no longer requires all migrant workers to obtain exit visas to leave the country. Our community has been calling for this change since 2016! Widely known as the kafala system, migrant workers must rely on their employers’ permission to obtain an exit […]

ILO drops Qatar investigation

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Global News From Freedom United The International Labour Organization (ILO) has dropped its investigation into Qatar’s treatment of foreign workers — many of whom are working to build facilities for the upcoming 2022 World Cup. The decision follows Qatar’s promises of reform, including changes that would allow workers freedom to leave the country and change […]

Qatar commits to ending forced labor!

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From Freedom United We have great news to share about our campaign to end forced labor in Qatar! This week, Qatar made major public commitments to reform the kafala system and uphold worker rights in a 3-year plan to achieve decent work conditions for all migrant workers in the country.[1] We commend Qatar for taking significant steps […]

Warner loses fight against US extradition

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former politician and football official, Austin “Jack” Warner, on Wednesday lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States. Warner is wanted by authorities to answer charges of fraud arising out of a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bribery scandal. Delivering a 50-page ruling […]

Cricket: Cayman Islands to play Qatar in opener in SA

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Qatar reach SA for ICC WCL Division 5 challenge From The Peninsular Qatar Qatar national cricket team yesterday arrived in South Africa to take part in the  ICC World Cricket League – Division 5 tournament. The tournament will be held from September 3 to 9 and will see eight nations vying for honours. Qatar have […]

Cayman Islands maintains its strong global tax cooperation rating

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The Cayman Islands remains strong in complying with the international standards that govern the exchange of tax information among tax authorities, according to a report published today.  The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, an OECD body that is widely regarded as the most influential tax body in the world, […]