Amnesty International Details Continuing Migrant Worker Abuse in Qatar
With the World Cup Spotlight Gone, Has Qatar Made Progress on Its Promised Labour Reforms? No, Says a Global Union in a Recent Internal Report; Yes, Says the ILO—Calling Them "Significant"
Exclusive: Showdown between Workers and Employers at the ILO: Workers and 36 Member States are asking the Governing Body to call upon the International Court of Justice to rule on the right to strike; Employers are accusing the ILO of partiality
Between Qatar and the ILO, the limits of constructive engagement are being severely tested
Pressure mounts around Qatar's expected presidency of International Labour Conference
Qatar’s presidency of the International Labour Conference raises eyebrows
Qatar has long targeted International Geneva in efforts to burnish its image
Partnerships with FIFA, one of the world’s most powerful and wealthy sport organizations, may undoubtedly seem alluring; but is it worth the risk of associating with what critics claim is a system riddled with corruption, now also tainted by Qatar’s influence buying?
#122, The G|O Briefing, December 15, 2022
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#116 The G|O Briefing, November 3, 2022
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Two firsts in a week
On Wednesday (November 2), the newly-installed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk held his first briefing before the press. And on Monday (October 31), Gilbert Houngbo, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) new boss, gave his first speech to the organization’s governing body, during which Houngbo
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