HRC Session on Hosting Mega Sport events: Strengthening the Respect for Human Rights

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.

World Players Association launches Universal Declaration of Player Rights

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.

Diverse Coalition Commits to Establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018

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.

Announced at the Sporting Chance Forum in Geneva, the planned Centre will be the first of its kind, aimed at helping build a world of...more

30 November 2017.

TOCOG Joins Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) has joined the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform). 

The MSE Platform is an emerging multi-stakeholder coalition of international and intergovernmental organisations, governments,...more

29 November 2017.

Consultation on Grievance Mechanism for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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.

FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board Publishes First Report

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. 

In their first report, the...more

09 November 2017.

Qatar Announces Series of Labour Reforms

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.

Commonwealth Games Federation Publishes First Human Rights Policy Statement

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.

Sustainable Sourcing & Grievance Mechanisms for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics

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. 

The...more

11 September 2017.

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