‘Built on exploitation’: the real price of the Qatar World Cup

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Pattisson speaks of his own first-hand experience with workers in the country and describes the very poor living and working conditions he saw. In the run-up to the tournament, the Qatari authorities claim they have made significant progress with their human rights laws. Migrant workers, however, who make up 95% of the working population, are still suffering 12 years after hosting rights were awarded by Fifa.