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Reuters: World Cup hosts Russia, Qatar urged to protect migrant workers after spotlight shifts

21 June 2018

"Pressure to improve workers’ rights and tackle forced labor in countries like Russia and Qatar that host major sporting events such as the World Cup must be sustained after such spectacles end and attention shifts elsewhere, campaigners said on Tuesday...

“We have to ask how these events (World Cups) are structured ... in terms of timelines, planning, and lack of due diligence,” said John Morrison, the chief executive of Britain’s Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), a think tank. 

“Why do people have to die for these events? That is the question,” he told the meeting at Britain’s parliament..."

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