FiFA Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW) calls on the FIFA to make sure that Russia’s activities for the World Cup are human rights friendly.
FIFA, the worldwide football association, must carry out effective monitoring of labor conditions ahead of the Confederations Cup and World Cup.
In the same time, FERW hail the new steps taken by the Russian Government to make sure that standards of health and safety for workers have been improved. We also call for further action to make sure that basic minimum wages are paid for workers.
The World Cup is the world’s premier football tournament. Russia will host eight international football teams, including its own, at the Confederations Cup from June 17 to July 2, 2017, in four cities. The Confederations Cup also marks the one-year countdown to the 2018 World Cup, which will run from June 14 to July 15, 2018, with 32 teams playing in 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities. (HRW 2017)