Mega-Sporting Events

Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights in Asia - 2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business & Human Rights

20 April 2016

The First UN Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights took place in Doha from 19-20 April 2016.  Building on the 2014 Africa Forum and 2013 Latin America & Caribbean Forum, it brought together representatives of Governments, business, industry associations, civil society organisations, trade unions, indigenous peoples, affected individuals, law firms, investor groups, international and regional bodies, national human rights institutions, academia and the media. Managed by the UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights to disucuss salient human rights issues in the region and identify areas at the national level where action is needed to prevent and address business-related human rights harm.

IHRB took part in a range of sessions. The below item offers a brief recap of the session focused on mega-sporting events and human rights across the Asia region. 

 

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