A World Cup Without Human Rights?

admin - 14th June 2014

With this year’s football World Cup kicking off, Amnesty International and Oxford Lawyers Without Borders invite you to consider what goes into the production of this much-anticipated and hugely popular global event. Speakers include Dr Aidan McQuade (Director, Anti-Slavery International) and Dr Carrie Pemberton-Ford (Director, Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking).


Date – 16th June

Time – 7:00pm prompt

Venue – Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College

In 2022, Qatar will be hosting the World Cup for the first time. However, much concern has been raised about the severely exploitative treatment of migrant workers as preparations for the event commence. A recent independent report commissioned by the Qatari government found that almost a thousand migrant workers in the country died in 2012 and 2013; those who survive continued to be subject to horrific working conditions, including physical and sexual abuse. Estimates suggest that 2-3,000 more workers will lose their lives as preparations continue. 

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