LGBTIQ+ Human Rights in Qatar
The FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 will kick-off in Qatar this November bringing together people from across the globe
This website has been developed by the LGBTIQ+ Human Rights Sports Coalition to highlight current issues relating to LGBTIQ+ human rights in Qatar, and to provide a space for disseminating information and advice.
The World Cup is a showpiece for our common humanity, yet in Qatar the rights of LGBTIQ+ people are denied, the existence of the LGBTIQ+ community is questioned, and same-sex relationships are criminalised with heavy jail sentences. LGBTIQ+ Rights in Qatar need to be addressed.
Coalition statement on the 2022 Men’s World Cup
As the World Cup in Qatar has come to a close, we are faced with the aftermath of human rights abuses that is far worse than we imagined – despite being largely preventable. For over two years, the LGBTIQ+ Human Rights Sports Coalition took part in a series of conversations...
What a powerpoint leak tells us about World Cup policing in Qatar
A presentation created by FIFA and the Qatari government detailing policing procedures suggests the approach that may be taken to the policing of LGBTIQ people and their allies, and other human rights issues during the World Cup. The presentation, leaked to the Bloomberg news agency, sets out a position in...