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US Government Reports

U.S. Department of State
Library of Congress
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Qatar: Information on Homosexuals - May 2001
Library of Congress-Congressional Research Service (CRS)
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
  • Increasing Religious Freedom Restrictions on Baha'is in Qatar - June 2022
  • Factsheet on Shari’a and LGBTI Persons – March 2021
  • Violating Rights – Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws – Dec. 2020
  • Respecting Rights? Measuring the World’s Blasphemy Laws – July 2017


Foreign Government Reports

Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

ZZZ106065.E - Palestine and Qatar: residence status of foreign workers in Qatar, particularly stateless Palestinians, including access to employment, education, health care and other services, and the ability to travel in and out of the country; information on the requirements and procedures to renew residence status; treatment of stateless Palestinians whose residency status has expired (2016-February 2018) - April 2018

QAT105574.E - Situation of sexual minorities, including social attitudes and treatment by authorities (2014-July 2016) - July 2016


Non-Government Organization Reports

Amnesty International

  • A Legacy In Jeopardy: Continuing Abuses Of Migrant Workers In Qatar One Year After The World Cup - Nov. 2023
  • Amnesty International Report 2022/23: The state of the world’s human rights - Mar. 2023
  • Unfinished Business: What Qatar must do to fulfill promises on migrant workers’ rights - Oct. 2022
  • “In The Prime Of Their Lives” Qatar’s Failure To Investigate, Remedy And Prevent Migrant Workers’ Deaths – Aug. 2021
  • Qatar:  Reality Check 2020:  Countdown to the 2022 World Cup – Migrant Workers’ Rights in Qatar – Nov. 2020
  • “Why Do You Want to Rest?”  Ongoing Abuse of Domestic Workers in Qatar – Oct. 2020
  • Amnesty International Global Report:  Death Sentences and Executions – 2020
  • Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa Review: 2020, 2019
  • All Work, No Pay:  The Struggle of Qatar’s Migrant Workers for Justice – Sept. 2019
  • New Name, Old System? Qatar's New Employment Law and Abuse of Migrant Workers - Dec. 2016


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Election World
Freedom House
Human Rights Watch
  • Trapped - How Male Guardianship Policies Restrict Women’s Travel and Mobility in the Middle East and North Africa - July 2023
  • “Everything I Have to Do is Tied to a Man” Women and Qatar’s Male Guardianship Rules – March 2021
  • "How Can We Work Without Wages?" Salary Abuses Facing Migrant Workers Ahead of Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 – Aug. 2020
  • Building a Better World Cup - Protecting Migrant Workers in Qatar Ahead of FIFA 2022 - June 2012
World Health Organization


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Updated November 17, 2023