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Qatar labour camps: Should other countries put more pressure on Qatar to provide better accommodations for migrant workers?

  • Yes, FIFA should push Qatar to publish a comprehensive reform plan before World Cup construction peaks in mid-2017.

    Essential steps include removing employers' power to stop foreign employees from changing jobs or leaving the country, proper investigations into the conditions of workers and stricter penalties for abusive companies. FIFA itself should carry out, and publish, its own regular independent inspections of labour conditions in Qatar. FIFA should push Qatar to publish a comprehensive reform plan before World Cup construction peaks in mid-2017.

  • The Olympics are an international event

    There isn't usually much we can do about conditions in other countries other than help groups such as Amnesty International fight injustice. However, in this case, the workers are being used to prepare for an international event in which other countries will send representatives. We should not show support for their behavior by sending our athletes without trying to change things first.

  • Only if it is necessary.

    I do not think other countries should be able to impose restrictions on another country's stuff unless they are harming people or putting their lives in jeopardy. We can not be blind to what is going on in the world but we also do not need to police everything. Only if it is necessary do we force any country to do anything.

  • No they shouldn't

    It is no other country's business how Qatar treats their migrant workers. If the migrant workers do not like it, they can always go somewhere else. Why would Qatar give two squirts about what other countries think? It is a ridiculous notion and people should just mind their own business


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