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Human Rights of Migrant Workers in Qatar

Human Rights of Migrant Workers in Qatar


This ready-to-use lesson/study guide uses the experiences of migrant workers in Qatar as a case study for examining human rights abuses.


It begins with an interactive presentation which provides background information on Qatar, Nepal and the situation regarding migrant workers in Qatar. The presentation also includes a short NYT video on Nepali migrant workers.


Next, students read and reflect on the personal story of a Nepali migrant worker who suffered major health consequences and who saw his dreams shattered in Qatar.


The third learning activity introduces students to the work of Human Rights Watch and they watch an interview with a HRW official on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


In the culminating activity, students read a report from HRW, as well as the UDHR and the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and identify human rights violations experienced by migrant workers in Qatar, as well as possible remedies.


Finally, the lesson includes an optional “Going Further” activity where students investigate other human rights abuses in Qatar, beyond labor rights. 

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