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Rights Group: FIFA Construction Workers Exploited in Moscow

Rights Group: FIFA Construction Workers Exploited in Moscow

But Human Rights Watch says that policy is only concerned with exploitation in stadium construction; many other projects go into the infrastructure for a World Cup.

"The rights were not given for free but we do not disclose any financial details", FIFA's press service said. The 2017 Confederations Cup will take place from mid-June through early July, and will be hosted in Russian Federation.

Similar complaints of wage theft were made by workers at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, the venue for the 2018 World Cup final, in interviews a year ago with the AP.

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Since spring previous year, FIFA has pledged to improve its efforts in securing human rights in relation to football activities, but according to Jane Buchanan, associate Europe and Central Asia Director in HRW, FIFA is not living up to its commitment.

At least 17 workers have died on World Cup construction sites, according to Building and Wood Workers' International, a trade union.

Australia, who face Germany in Group B of the Confederations Cup on Monday, had entered the stadium with cautious optimism after last week's home win over Saudi Arabia re-ignited their hopes of a fourth successive World Cup appearance. They questioned the researcher for more than three hours, threatened him and eventually released him without charge.

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Human Rights Watch, which sought to interview construction workers as parts of its investigation, said that local police and security repeatedly sought to interfere with its work.

"The Russian Emergencies Ministry has completed preparations for ensuring security during the Confederations Cup", Tass news agency quoted Anatoly Yelizarov, Director of the Operative Management Department at the Russian Emergencies Ministry, as saying. The number of issues found by the experts of the Klinsky Institute has been reduced by 72 percent since the start of the monitoring system in April 2016. During each stadium inspection, the monitoring team reviews all relevant documentation (such as time sheets, health and safety regulations, employment contracts and pay slips), follows up on critical issues, inspects the construction sites, interviews on average 24 employees at random, and provides training to construction supervisors on different aspects of decent working conditions. "Transparency is key to any serious human rights protection".

Russian officials had said that Federation Internationale de Football Association was seeking too much money for the contract.

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