May 18 – As FIFA probes why BBC journalists were jailed for reporting allegations of migrant workers’ abuses in Qatar, World Cup sponsors are being urged to speak out about the issue. Mark Bisson reports.
July 22 – Qatar is working on a number of reforms aimed at making the country a safer place to work for the thousands of migrant workers involved in 2022 World Cup building projects.
March 31 – FIFA official makes plans to speak at Johannesburg workshop … Japan ready in case FIFA strips Qatar of World Cup.
Feb. 13 – FIFA will hold the 2022 World Cup host to its pledge to improve its human rights record.
Feb. 11 – The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has attempted to tackle the issue of workers safety by drawing up a new “Workers Charter.”
Dec. 11 – Hassan al-Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organising committee, says improvements in conditions for migrant workers should not be held to any kind of timetable.
Feb. 8 – Human Rights Watch accuses Qatar of failing to deliver on its pledges to improve migrant workers’ conditions since it secured the World Cup… Qatar 2022 responds… Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chair of the European Club Association, praises Qatar’s tournament plans. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.