Asser Worldwide Sports activities Regulation Weblog | Name for Papers – How soccer modified Qatar (or not): Transnational authorized struggles within the shadow of the FIFA World Cup 2022

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The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is now effectively below approach, but
the relentless public debates round Qatar’s human rights document, be it concerning
the rights of LGBTQ+ or the rights of migrant employees who constructed the infrastructure
that underpin the competitors, is just not dying down. In actual fact, the entire build-up
in direction of the occasion has been outlined by an intense public scrutiny of Qatar, with
civil society organizations and worldwide labor unions partaking in steady
advocacy to report on and enhance the residing and dealing situations of migrant
employees energetic on Qatar’s many constructing websites. This problem additionally attracted
consideration and critique from each the worldwide media and public authorities
throughout the globe. In actual fact, the query of Qatar’s (lack of) compliance with
internationally acknowledged human rights and core labor requirements brought on a lot
destructive publicity and exterior stress that various legislative and
institutional reforms had been initiated, formally aimed toward enhancing the rights
and standing of migrant employees in Qatar. Whereas it’s extremely disputed whether or not
these reforms have led to precise modifications on the bottom or ought to be seen solely
as window-dressing, it stays clear that the worldwide public consideration introduced
to Qatar by its internet hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has pressured the Qatari
authorities to interact legislative reforms and pay not less than lip service to the
considerations raised.

Despite the truth that this problem continues to play
a serious position within the transnational public discourse, it obtained till now
comparatively scant consideration within the educational literature, particularly within the
worldwide/transnational authorized area. But, the debates across the Qatar 2022
World Cup are in apply mobilizing a spread of authorized arguments linked to
the interpretation and utility of worldwide human rights regulation and
worldwide labor regulation, in addition to activating worldwide (on the ILO) or
transnational (on the Swiss OECD Nationwide Contact Level) authorized processes.
Moreover, they elevate well-known questions concerning the compliance of states
with worldwide authorized commitments and join with debates on the
universality of human rights and their translation specifically social contexts.
In brief, we consider there may be room for a multi-disciplinary engagement with the
authorized processes and social mobilizations triggered by Qatar’s profitable bid to
host the FIFA World Cup 2022 and their impacts on native social and authorized guidelines
and establishments. Therefore, Qatar’s journey in direction of the FIFA World Cup 2022 constitutes
an attention-grabbing case examine to research extra typically the transnational
social and authorized mechanisms which underpin the concretization of worldwide
(human rights/labor) regulation in a selected context and provides it a selected actuality.

We invite paper submissions from completely different
methodological backgrounds (e.g. regulation, anthropology, sociology, historical past, public
coverage) which interact with the various entanglements of Qatar with worldwide
(human rights and labor) regulation within the context of the organizing and internet hosting of the
FIFA World Cup 2022. The papers might be first mentioned in a digital workshop
that can happen on 15 and 16
February 2023
. Please be aware that now we have an settlement with the German Regulation Journal (Open entry journal on comparative,
European and worldwide regulation revealed by Cambridge College Press) to
publish a choice of the papers.

In the event you want to take part within the workshop and the
ensuing publications, please ship an summary of max. 300 phrases and a CV to
[email protected] by 6 January 2023. The chosen members might be knowledgeable
by 9 January 2023. Prolonged abstracts (2000 phrases) might be due on 6 February

Supported by German Law Journal


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