Mega-sporting events (MSE) have great potential to advance human rights, through job creation, employability, new social housing, and urban regeneration. Yet, with very few exceptions, these events have also been associated with serious violations of human rights. Despite two decades of growing international attention to the industry, recurring areas of concern include forced evictions, construction deaths, migrant worker exploitation, sweatshop labour, restrictions on protesters and street-vendors, and discrimination on and off the sport field.
IHRB serves as the secretariat for the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform), a coalition of international and intergovernmental organisations, governments, sports governing bodies, athletes, unions, sponsors, broadcasters, and civil society groups.
IHRB is working with all key stakeholders in the MSE field to advance the idea of creating an impartial, permanent centre dedicated to helping ensure all actors involved in an event fully embrace and operationalise their respective human rights duties and responsibilities throughout the MSE lifecycle.
Visit the website of the MSE Platform to find out more: www.megasportingevents.org
Mega-sporting events that showcase the best in humanity must also be built on human rights.
06 April 2018
- Report: Championing Human Rights in the Governance of Sports Bodies
- Meeting Report: Sustainable Sourcing, Grievance Mechanisms, and Human Rights at Mega-Sporting Events - Tokyo 2020
- Meeting Report: The 2017 Sporting Chance Forum
- Statement: Joint Statement on Centre for Sport and Human Rights
27 February 2018
- News: Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham as Host City Partner of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
- News: World Players Association launches Universal Declaration of Player Rights
- News: Diverse Coalition Commits to Establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018
- News: TOCOG Joins Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights
30 March 2018
- Commentary: Japan’s Technical Intern Training Programme - Learning the Hard Way?
- Commentary: Mapping the Sport, Development, and Peace Agenda - Where are Human Rights?
- Commentary: Protecting Workers Building Sporting Venues – Progress in Qatar
- Commentary: Overcoming the “Exit Challenge” - Why We Need New Forms of Social Contract
24 October 2016
12 January 2016
12 November 2013