FIFA to Consider Human Rights

With only days to go until the World Cup gets underway in Brazil, attention is already being turned to the 2022 tournament, set to be hosted in Qatar, and the possibility of FIFA incorporating a country’s Human Rights record into the bidding process.

Since it was announced that Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, there have been a number of concerns raised, including the impracticalities of hosting the tournament during the summer months in the country.

In addition, the human rights record of Qatar has been called into question, with reports suggesting that thousands of workers could die before the tournament begins due to malpractice.

As a result of the concerns relating to the human rights of workers responsible for constructing the stadia for the 2022 World Cup, and the Human Rights record of Qatar, it has been reported that FIFA are considering including rules which take into account the Human Rights record of a country before awarding future tournaments.

If the rules are passed, they are likely to be in place for any re-vote in relation to the 2022 World Cup, as well as ahead of the voting process for the 2026 World Cup.

Whilst FIFA are considering rules to include consideration of a country’s Human Rights record during the World Cup bidding process, for those individuals who feel that their human rights have been breached; our human rights solicitors in London can assist.

Our solicitors are experienced in handling a number of human right cases, and we are able to help whether you’ve been a victim of ill-treatment; or had your human rights breached in another way. To find out how we can help you, contact a member of our legal team, today.

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