Mustafa Qadri

CEO, Equidem Mustafa has advised governments, business and civil society on human rights challenges across a range of themes, geographies and contexts. He is an expert on responsible recruitment, labour rights and migrant rights and the application of international standards on business and human rights.

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Mustafa Qadri is the Founder and Executive Director of Equidem Research and Consulting, a specialist human rights and labour rights investigations consultancy. He is a human rights research and advocacy expert with over 15 years of interdisciplinary experience in government and public international law, journalism and the non-governmental sector. Mustafa is the author of several landmark human rights reports into the construction industry, civil and political rights issues, and media freedom, including most recently The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game – the first independent human rights investigation to uncover labour abuse on Qatar 2022 World Cup construction sites.

Mustafa has carried out human rights investigations, advocacy and training on several countries including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, UAE, UK, and USA. He has worked at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (Australia), the Attorney-General’s Department of Australia, and the Pilbara Native Title Service. As a journalist reporting for The Guardian (UK), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and others, he has carried out investigations in the Middle East and South Asia. Before founding Equidem, Mustafa was a senior human rights researcher with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

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Ensuring Workers Voice Through the Recruitment Process

26 June 2024, 12:00 PM
Joe Martinez Mustafa Qadri Paola Cammilli