November 28, 2014 Stephen Russell

Striking workers in Qatar find labour laws finally working – against them

Cry foul! In the world of Qatar's twisted laws, forming your own defence will result in severe penalties.

If you ever needed proof of Qatar’s one-sided refereeing, this is it

The reason “Play by the Rules” is one of our ‘Playfair Qatar’ campaign demands is that Qatar could make life better for its 1.5m migrant workers so easily: it could apply the laws designed to protect them as rigorously as it applies the laws designed to control them. As the Gulf state crushes striking workers standing up for their rights, it’s time they cracked down on the real problems. READ MORE