“In its report The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup, published in November 2013, Amnesty International interviewed dozens of migrant workers and documented grim abuses against them.
The weaknesses in Qatari law do not absolve companies – including FIFA – of responsibility for labour abuses. International standards on business and human rights make clear that businesses must – at a minimum – respect human rights, including the rights of workers. Sports organisations have a role to play to protect human rights.”
Manon Schick has been the Director of the Swiss Section of Amnesty International since 2011.
Born in 1974, she graduated in literature at Lausanne University and worked as a journalist for a magazine and on radio in Switzerland, before she left for Colombia to work as a volunteer with Peace Brigades International for one year in 2003.
She joined Amnesty International first as a volunteer in 1996, when she was 22 years old. She was appointed as spokeswoman in 2004, and as a member of the management team of the Swiss Section (Head of Communication) in 2007. She took part in several AI missions to Mexico, Turkey, DRC, Nigeria, Benin, Russia.