Mega-Sporting Events

White Paper 2.1 Host Actors and Human Rights Due Diligence in the Sports Context

Report, 31 January 2017

Based on a case study from the Commonwealth Games, this White Paper explores the human rights duties and responsibilities of mega-sporting event (MSE) ‘hosts’, defined as the event organising committees and their local and national government counterparts.

It reviews frameworks including UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Children’s Rights and Business Principles as appropriate roadmaps for implementation by the state and private sector actors engaged in MSE delivery and legacy realisation.
 

This White Paper is one of 11 papers published in January 2017 as part of the Sporting Chance White Paper series. The series aims to present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy of mega-sporting events (MSEs). Each paper also considers the case for, and potential role of, an independent centre of expertise on MSEs and human rights. Each White Paper has been published as “Version 1” and the MSE Platform would welcome comments, input, and expressions of support with regard to future iterations or research on this and other topics.

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