At the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, John Morrison of IHRB chaired a side event entitled “Hosting Mega Sport events: Strengthening the Respect for Human Rights”. The session, co-hosted by the Qatari and Japanese Permanent Missions to the UN Office in Geneva, focussed on how Qatar,...more
27 February 2018.
Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham as Host City Partner of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham, England, has been named by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as the host city for the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Making the announcement at a school in Birmingham, Louise Martin, CGF’s president, said "with its rich history, cultural diversity, youthful dynamism and...more
21 December 2017.
Today, the world’s leading player associations unveiled the Universal Declaration of Player Rights (the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and systemic human rights violations in global sport. The Declaration, the first comprehensive articulation of athletes’ rights, sets a benchmark for...more
14 December 2017.
On the eve of international Human Rights Day (December 10th), a commitment was made today to launch a new independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights in 2018.
30 November 2017.
The MSE Platform is an emerging multi-stakeholder coalition of international and intergovernmental organisations, governments,...more
29 November 2017.
The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games (TOCOG) is soliciting public comments regarding the planned grievance mechanism for its Sustainable Sourcing Code
TOCOG has committed to working to ensure the broad sustainability of the Tokyo 2020 Games, including in...more
15 November 2017.
A Human Rights Advisory Board to FIFA - the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer - today published its first report. The board was created in early 2017 to provide independent advice on FIFA’s human rights responsibilities.
09 November 2017.
The Qatari Government has announced a series of labour reforms, in a commitment to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to institute a minimum wage, allow the monitoring of labour practices by independent experts, and reform the kafala (sponsorship) system that can prevent migrant workers...more
25 October 2017.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has adopted its first-ever human rights policy statement.
The Statement outlines the Commonwealth sports movement’s ambition and responsibility to champion human rights, with programmes, activities, and agreements with future host cities and partners aimed...more
05 October 2017.
On Wednesday 13th September 2017, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform), IHRB, and Caux Roundtable Japan will convene a workshop on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in the context of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
11 September 2017.