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April 2015
Insights/Independent Investigation into NYU Abu Dhabi Campus Allegations

Independent Investigation into NYU Abu Dhabi Campus Allegations

By Daniel Nardello

As you may have seen, on April 16th we issued our report summarizing the results of our investigation into allegations made by several news organizations and NGOs about abusive labor practices for the thousands of migrant workers involved in building New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi.

Nardello & Co. was selected in June of last year by the Government of Abu Dhabi to conduct an independent investigation of those allegations. Our investigation comprised a review of thousands of documents, hundreds of interviews with construction workers and company and government representatives in the UAE, Bangladesh, Qatar, US, UK, Ireland and Canada, as well as site visits to worker accommodation camps.

Given the scope and scale of this engagement, we are particularly proud of our work. We hope you have an opportunity to review the report as we believe it reflects the quality and professionalism that we bring to all of our assignments.


Daniel Nardello

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The Nardello Report

April 16, 2015

Report of the Independent Investigator into Allegations of Labor and Compliance Issues During the Construction of the NYU Abu Dhabi Campus on Saadiyat Island, United Arab Emirates


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