“Human Rights Issues in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Construction Sites”


While Qatar is attracting attention as the host country for the 2022 World Cup, there have been international concerns regarding human rights issues. In particular, human rights violations against immigrant workers have been identified as a major problem, with reports of inappropriate treatment of construction site workers. Qatar’s labor laws contain many provisions that are disadvantageous to immigrant workers, and it has been pointed out that workers’ rights are insufficiently protected. In addition, the population composition of Qatar is such that foreign workers make up the majority of the workforce, with about 2.5 million foreign workers.

Human rights violations against construction workers have been identified as a major issue at the construction sites for the 2022 World Cup. Over the 10-year period from 2010 to 2020, more than 6,500 immigrant workers have died on site. Workers are reportedly forced to live in accommodations with piled up garbage and leaky sewage, without electricity or water. Many workers have also contracted COVID-19 and died, but suspicions have been raised that the number of deaths due to COVID-19 has not been reported.

Japanese Opinion

Various opinions have been expressed by Japanese people in response to this. Some argue that “sports and human rights issues cannot be separated, and improvements should be demanded from Qatar.” On the other hand, others hold the opinion that “sports and politics should be separated. The World Cup is a sporting event and should not address human rights issues.” Additionally, some voices suggest that “if human rights issues in Qatar are going to be addressed, Japan’s human rights issues should also be addressed.”

Qatar’s human rights issues

In conclusion, Qatar’s human rights issues have been internationally criticized and as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar approaches, attention to these issues is increasing in the international community. Particularly, human rights violations against migrant workers have been a concern, and inappropriate treatment of workers on construction sites has been reported. Qatar allows foreign workers to work in the country, so there are a large number of foreign workers, but the inappropriate treatment of migrant workers has been criticized.

At the construction sites for the 2022 World Cup, workers are reported to be forced to work in unsuitable environments. Many workers are not paid their salaries and are forced to live in accommodation where sewage leaks and garbage are scattered. Furthermore, there are suspicions that many workers have died due to COVID-19 infections, but the number of deaths due to COVID-19 has not been reported.

On the other hand, many Japanese people?

There has been criticism from around the world regarding the human rights issues in Qatar. The issue has particularly been raised by Western countries, and many people are calling for the Qatari government to improve the situation. On the other hand, many Japanese people are not aware of the human rights issues in Qatar as much, but information is spreading through social media, and some are showing concern and demanding improvement.

Japan is one of the countries that will participate in the 2022 World Cup and is attracting attention. While the Japanese national team is expected to perform well, there are concerns about the safety of players and fans due to the human rights issues. Japanese people need to be aware that there are voices demanding improvement in the human rights issues in Qatar while they also pay attention to the performance of their national team. As the 2022 World Cup in Qatar approaches, the human rights issues in Qatar are gaining attention from the international community. In particular, the human rights violations against migrant workers have been highlighted, and inappropriate treatment of workers at construction sites has been reported. Qatar allows foreign workers to work in the country, and there are a large number of foreign workers, but the inappropriate treatment of migrant workers has been criticized.

summary of 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Criticism of the hosting of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is increasing internationally. In particular, human rights abuses against immigrant workers at construction sites are being criticized, with reports of deaths and inadequate working conditions. The international community has called for boycotts and other actions in response to these issues, drawing attention to the situation.

Meanwhile, there are also voices of criticism from Japanese people regarding the World Cup in Qatar. Many are deeply concerned about human rights issues, and there are many sympathetic voices for the treatment of immigrant workers working in Qatar. In addition, there are also doubts about the hosting of the event itself due to the uncertain situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the future, it will be necessary for Qatar to actively address these issues. The international community also has a responsibility to monitor and ensure accountability for the World Cup in Qatar, including promoting improvements in human rights and working conditions.

Japanese Comment

Just think how many people have been killed outside of the developed world for the sake of the developed world.
Japan is worse.

“I wonder how many died at the Olympics, where the Japanese administration allegedly took bribes.
Even the rush construction of the National Stadium.
If the opposition hadn’t pursued the issue, the 400 billion yen project would have been built.

“Gas development is booming in Africa and elsewhere.
If a big gas field is found, Qatar’s position will be in jeopardy.
Qatar seems to be aware of it, and they’re pushing for long-term contracts.”

“Basically, the structure of the Middle East is that there are people and their rulers.
It’s not a democracy.
In Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the royal family rules with real power, and even in the lower villages, the chiefs are in control.
Even in the family, the smallest unit of society, the rights of the patriarch are immense, and the rights of children are completely ignored.

Because of this, even the lives of foreign workers become the property of the rulers.”

“It’s the same composition of CO2 emissions, and the same composition of the current global warming proponents who are loudly criticizing other countries for emitting CO2.
This is the Western way.”

Ban coal!

When there is an energy shortage, we will shamelessly start using coal.

Economic sanctions on Russia!

But not gas or oil because it affects them too much.”

Foreign workers have been treated like slaves in Middle Eastern countries for a long time, and now it’s too late.

“On Fuji’s Mezamashi TV.
Fuji’s Mezamashi TV program said that Qatar is a safe place even though 90% of the population is foreign workers.
but they didn’t mention that even minor crimes are deported, whether they knew it or not.
Japan would be the safest country in the world if they deported foreigners for minor crimes.
When I was a kid, we didn’t lock our doors even if we were out for a few days.

Blame FIFA Blatter, blinded by oil money.

“By the time the tournament was decided and the construction of the soccer stadiums started.
It was all over the news that they were using up all the foreign workers to make sure they couldn’t escape.”

“This is all happening these days.
The Olympics, for example.”

“Saudi Arabia and the UAE are also building a lot of luxury buildings, but the misery of foreign workers should also be known.
They’re doing well now, but what are they going to do when the resources run out?”

You’re developing industrial tourism on the assumption that the resources will run out.

“This is a festival that only enriches the upper class.

The lower classes are happy to participate.”

“If you look at the streets of Doha.
I wonder if more people will notice how far Japan has fallen.”

An island nation like Japan can only be effective through external pressure.

What about Singapore, where women are forced to return home when they become pregnant?

The end of the immigrant society

The more a country like Japan has a much sense of human rights, the more it looks ahead to the possibility that once it accepts immigrants, it will have to take care of them until it is time to wipe up the mess.
Immigration is not something that can be done easily in a country with decent human rights.

“In the EU, immigrants are better off than the white poor. And we have a small municipality.
And then they start to dominate the whites politically with their overwhelming population.”

Right now they’re making a killing on gas prices due to the Ukrainian situation, but we’ll see what happens in the long run, especially since Europe’s dependence on gas will decrease and gas prices will stagnate.

I wonder what they’re going to do when the World Cup is over if they build a stadium in such a small country in the first place.

“The treatment of foreign workers in the Middle East is indeed terrible, but
It’s better than having all foreigners like in Europe.”

“It’s not just the stadiums.
The whole social infrastructure is built with this kind of labor structure.”

What do you mean by death?

“They say the foreign workers get sick because they don’t like the climate.
Well, if you’re doing hard labor in the middle of the desert, you’re going to go crazy.”

Sadly, the willingness to do anything for money is universal.

I did an image search of Doha, and it’s a veritable tower in the sand.

I’m guessing Doha and Qatar are only about 15 years old when the city was first built, right? The locals are only active at night, so only Chinese, Koreans and Indians are in the city during the day.

“It might be nice to have different values as diversification, though.
Of course, it would be better for people to have human rights so they don’t get executed on their own.
But it would be nice.”

I’m sure the Europeans would rather have a ball-kicking tournament than this.

I wish they’d hold it in Japan instead.

“I didn’t know there was a country worse than Japan…
The world is a big place.”

Why do so many people in Japan like soccer, let alone foreign countries? They’ve never won a world championship like baseball…

“Soccer seems to be losing interest among young people even in the West.
It’s a disappearing sport.”

I read the original article, but it doesn’t say why it’s dying.
It doesn’t even say why it’s dying.

↑Summary from up
A construction worker died after working long hours in extreme heat.
Poor working conditions are left unchecked, where even if the person reports feeling sick at the last minute, they are ignored and forced to work.
70% of the deaths are certified as unnatural “natural causes” and
There is no workers’ compensation and no certification of workers’ compensation.

This might make Japan’s 3K industry seem lukewarm.”

I heard it’s so bad, it’s getting a lot of flak from overseas.
The Qatari government has issued a statement.

They don’t even know where the people died because they don’t do funerals, burials, or contact the families.
They don’t know because they never do funerals, burials, or contact the families.
There are stories that they buried them in the middle of construction, and it’s just too much.”

They were made to climb the exterior of a five-story building without a lifeline, and of course they died.
Then the bodies were recovered and disappeared.
At first we didn’t even know who died.

Eventually, we lost contact with them, and their worried family members
The family became concerned and moved to their home country.
The employer backed out, and all the wages went unpaid.
The employer had backed out and all the salaries were unpaid.
It seems that many of them are Nepalese or something.
They are all dead, but all of them have not been paid.
I don’t know who the employer is.
I don’t know which company is the employer.

I saw something like this on the international news.
I even wondered if they intentionally killed them before they were paid.

If the 6500 immigrants had died of old age, we’d be a very happy country.

“It’s like Japan, where they use up all the technical interns.
(A system under which foreign technical intern trainees in Japan enter into an employment relationship with a company, sole proprietor, or other training provider in Japan to acquire, master, and improve skills that are difficult to acquire in their home country).”

But they are would not boycotting.

“Saudi Arabia is also aiming to get rid of its dependence on oil because of the slump in oil prices.
It’s hard for resource-rich countries to be too dependent on resource prices.”

All the world’s media saying what no one said at the Olympics 9 months ago

“Wasn’t there a country that went bankrupt after running out of phosphorus?
I wonder what’s going on there now.”

They’re so dependent on the abundance of phosphorus that they’re relying on foreigners to do all the work.
The whole population is like NEETs, and they’re running out of phosphorus.
And of course, they went bankrupt.”

“There’s talk right now of having the Winter Olympics in a Middle Eastern country.
If they do it, it’ll be worse than this.”

And you Europeans are the ones who decided to do it.

“Did you really kill that many people?
That’s a big deal.”

“Even if the resources don’t run out, new technologies can be developed and we can say goodbye to them, and the price of resources can plummet.
Saudi Arabia, for example, until recently, had a chronic deficit because of the collapse of oil prices.
On top of that, the population is almost entirely NEET.
One wrong move and you end up like Nauru.”

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