The World Cup, despite being one of the most important sporting events in the world has been cancelled in Qatar. The organizers strongly deny allegations that they paid bribes to secure votes. The first test of the stadium hosting the tournament, Lusail Stadium has failed. The entire concept of the World Cup Qatar is absurd.
Human rights are universally recognized and applied everywhere.
Human rights have been an integral part of every society throughout history. Some Western philosophies have argued that human rights are a result of natural law. Some others argue that human rights result from the creation of national identities.
The American Declaration of Independence, for example, recognized certain rights based on the assumption that they were universally and fundamentally applicable to all people. The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen also criticized the authority of the monarchy and supported equality for all people.
The nations of the world have been working together since World War II to protect and promote human rights. This collaboration led to the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These rights are legally binding.
Rights to freedom of religion, speech, press freedom, freedom to assemble and freedom from discrimination are all human rights. If someone is accused of a crime, they have the right to a fair trial. These rights are applicable to everyone, regardless of race or religion, and no matter what sexual orientation they may be.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights serves as a guideline for justice and freedom. All human rights must be respected and protected by governments. People should also be aware of their rights. These rights can be held accountable by the government.
Many countries have also adopted human rights principles in their national laws. These laws are enforced both by national and international courts. Individuals have the right to complain to a United Nations expert committee in many cases.
Organizations strongly deny allegations that bribes were paid in order to secure votes
QATAR strongly denies allegations that it took bribes in order to win votes for the 2022 World Cup. In court papers, the country’s supreme commission, which is organizing the event, stated that it had been conducting a fair and democratic bidding process.
These documents were made public in the USA on April 6, 2020 as part of an ongoing investigation into the bidding process. Michael J. Garcia, FIFA’s chief ethics investigator found “serious irregularities” in the bidding process.
Jerome Valcke (FIFA’s chief executive) denied accepting a bribe. Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA president, was also accused of criminal fraud in Switzerland. In July 2022, he was released on bail.
In 2014, the Sunday Times reported that Mohammed bin Hammam, a prominent Qatari soccer player, had paid millions to FIFA officials. However, the report did not cite any smoking gun evidence.
A third revised draft of the charges has been added. It alleges a variety of bribery offences in relation to broadcasting rights in North America and South America. The document also lists the names and addresses of several men who were paid.
According to the documents, bribes were paid by three South American officials who voted in favor of Qatar. A Uruguayan company was also implicated in a scheme to commit wire fraud, according to the documents.
Michel Platini, former president of UEFA, was questioned by French officials. He is currently banned from football related activities. He claimed he didn’t know about the scheme.
The Justice Department released documents alleging a scheme to bribe FIFA officials. These documents also include Russia and representatives from the media rights handlers.
The Justice Department claims that bribes were also paid to Qatar to support the bid. Cameroon and the Ivory Coast journalists testified that they were paid substantial amounts to support the Qatar bid. Two reporters, Jacques Anouma (Issa Hayatou) were actually paid $1.5million each.
Qatari migrants are exploited
Qatar is the latest Arab or Muslim country to host the World Cup. However, it has been accused of labor exploitation. Qatar has implemented a number of labor reforms in recent years. However, rights groups claim that they have not addressed the rights of migrant workers.
Qatari workers have been forced to work in cramped labor camps, live in poverty, and receive no wages. In temperatures regularly exceeding 100 degrees, workers have been required to work 12-hour shifts. Without the permission of their employers, workers have been restricted from leaving their jobs.
Due to strict laws in Qatar, workers have been prevented from joining unions or changing jobs. Workers are also prohibited from striking. Workers who abscond are also punished.
Amnesty International’s Reality Check 2021 report, released recently, accuses Qatar of systematically exploiting migrant laborers. The report listed a variety of practices, such as withholding wages and charging workers to switch jobs. Reports also mentioned harsh penalties for absconding.
Also, Qatari migrants are at high risk for health issues. This includes heat-related illnesses. An migrant worker’s doctor observed that young workers were suffering from kidney disease.
Human Rights Watch claims that Qatar has not adequately addressed workers’ rights. FIFA has not committed to establishing a compensation fund. The Qatari Government Communication Office denied that workers were being exploited. Qatari officials stated that they are still trying to improve the labor market.
Qatar’s labor ministry has established strict guidelines for heat workers. It also regulates the timely payment of salaries. However, enforcement remains patchy.
Lusail Stadium failed its initial test
Lusail Stadium opened in the final stages of preparations for the 2022 World Cup. It is made with sustainable materials and advanced energy-saving technologies. It was planned to house around 200,000 people.
Lusail Stadium will host six matches in the group stage and one game during the knockout rounds. The stadium will eventually be converted into a community space. The stadium will include shops, cafes and sporting facilities. It will be a landmark in Qatar.
It will host 10 matches of this year’s World Cup. It can hold 80,000 people. It will be a gold-clad landmark. The stadium’s design was inspired by fanar lanterns from the Arab world.
Friday’s opening match at the stadium was the first ever large-scale match. It was played between Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia and Zamalek, Egypt. The match attracted at least 77 575 spectators. Many fans broke through the stadium’s wall and some swore at marshals.
China Railway International Group built the stadium. It was also the first stadium of its kind in Qatar. It was a huge success. It will eventually accommodate 200,000 people.
It was also the first stadium to have a fan village. It is located just a few miles from Doha. The area was home to many migrants who came to fill vacant arenas. This fan village also has its own website.
Lusail Stadium was chosen as the venue for this year’s world cup final. It hosts the most-watched football match in Qatar. It will be ready for the 2022 tournament.
World Cup Qatar is a legend
Many Western countries expressed concern about FIFA’s decision to award the soccer World Cup the Middle Eastern autocracy, Qatar. Other teams have boycotted the tournament because of Qatar’s poor human rights record.
After winning a bid, Qatar was selected to host the 2010 World Cup. This was the first tournament in which a country other then the United States hosted the event. It was also required to adhere to strict guidelines regarding safety, infrastructure and stadium size.
Qatar’s discovery of the largest natural gas field in the world has had a profound impact on its future. It stimulated its leaders and boosted the country’s economy. The country started to recruit hundreds of thousands of migrants from poor countries. This new wave of migrant workers is now working in hotels and stadiums.
At the opening ceremony for the Qatar World Cup, several top musicians performed. Some singers declined to perform. Some people even chose to skip the World Cup.
Numerous arrests have been made in the FIFA corruption investigation. Many members of the FIFA corruption investigation were accused of accepting bribes. Some were however acquitted.
FIFA’s reputation has been damaged by the FIFA scandal. This scandal has a huge impact on soccer and whole economies. Many of those who accepted or encouraged the hosting of the World Cup must be held accountable.
The tournament also raised concerns about the treatment of migrant worker. Last year, more than 13 percent of Qatar’s migrant workers were injured and some of them even died. Human rights groups have stated that the treatment of migrants is a grave problem.