Construction sites for the World Cup in Qatar: a subsidiary of Vinci summoned by the French justice

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Construction sites for the World Cup in Qatar: a subsidiary of Vinci summoned by the French justice

The French construction group Vinci announced on Monday in a press release that its subsidiary Vinci Constructions Grands Projets was summoned to court on Wednesday, “with a view to a possible indictment”as part of an investigation into working conditions on construction sites linked to the World Cup in Qatar.

Vinci denies the accusations

The French company, which claims to refute the accusations of ” forced labor “ and of “human trafficking”, declares that she will have to appear before an examining magistrate in Nanterre two weeks before the opening of the World Cup after complaints from NGOs and former Indian and Nepalese employees. Justice has for its part announced nothing on a possible indictment.

In November 2021, the International Labor Organization (ILO) had revealed in a report that fifty immigrant workers had died on the construction sites of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and more than half a thousand had been seriously injured. Two weeks ago, according to Reuters, the authorities in Doha had evacuated from buildings in the capital where foreign workers were staying. In a building that residents said housed 1,200 people in Al Mansoura district, city officials ordered residents to leave within two hours.

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