The failure of Qatar labor reform

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Qatar has failed to reform the labor law in a way that would actually protect workers, Amnesty reported. 

 The rights watchdog said that despite well-publicised "nascent reforms" Qatar risked breaking its promises to deliver meaningful change before the Middle East hosts football's biggest tournament for the first time.

"Time is running out if the Qatari authorities want to deliver a legacy we can all cheer, namely a labour system that ends the abuse and misery inflicted upon so many migrant workers every day," said Amnesty's Stephen Cockburn.

Although the "Reality Check" report focuses on conditions for all of the two million migrant workers in Qatar, not just the 30,000 on direct World Cup projects, Amnesty said FIFA had an "ongoing responsibility" to prevent abuse.

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