World Cup Construction and Human Rights Abuses

With FIFA under the microscope, Qatar’s winning bid to host the 2022 World Cup is getting scrutinized as well.

Qatar has been unable to shake rumors of widespread graft and corruption since landing the 2022 tournament. World Cup construction in the country has drawn the ire of human rights groups.

According to a 2014 report from the International Trade Union Confederation, about 1,200 migrant workers have died since 2010; they expect 4,000 workers to die by the time everything is built.

We hear from Minky Worden, director of Global Initiatives for Human Rights Watch, who has kept a close eye on the situation.