FIFA President Gianni Infantino, before the World Cup Group Unit in Doha, referred to progress despite the maladministration in the working conditions in Qatar.
“Of course, it’s not paradise. Of course it is not perfect. Of course, there is still a lot to do, but there we have to stay it. (…) We have to promote changes,” said Infantino and adding the legacy in relation to Human rights and workers’ rights is already reached before the World Cup. It is important that it will stay here and will remain. It will stay because it is legally anchored by law. “
The Emirate has been in criticism for years. Reports about thousands of dead workers always ensure loud criticism – especially from Europe. The government of the Emirate refers to several reforms to improve the human rights situation and the conditions for foreign workers. That’s how Qatar built the Kafala system. This system spread even in other countries of the region binds foreign workers firmly to a domestic voucher as an employer. Violations of the new laws would follow Rigoros.
Amnesty International continues to see serious defects in the World Cup host country Qatar. Despite state reforms, working migrants in 2021 had been “continued to be exploited” and had “difficulties, their workplace had to be opened in the annual report 2021/22 of the human rights organization.