UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations) and the OIF (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie) and the have joined the Steering Committee of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform).
The MSE Platform is an emerging multi-stakeholder coalition of...more
20 July 2017.
This week, the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) adopted the “Kazan Action Plan”, which sets priorities for the implementation of sports policy in the coming years.
The Kazan Action Plan aims to address the...more
15 July 2017.
FIFA, the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer, has published its first Human Rights Policy. According to FIFA, the document embodies Article 3 of the FIFA Statutes, which states “FIFA is committed to respecting all internationally recognised human rights...more
08 June 2017.
23 May 2017.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic Games (TOCOG) have agreed a unique partnership agreement aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games’ delivery partners.
13 May 2017.
FIBA - basketball's world governing body - today announced that it will allow basketball players to wear headgear from October 2017.
In an important decision, FIBA's Mid-Term Congress unanimously ratified the new headgear rule after its first ever Mid-Term Congress. The decision to overturn the...more
04 May 2017.
European football's governing body UEFA has outlined specific criteria on human rights risk management for the first time in its requirements for hosting Euro 2024, developed with input from the Sport and Rights Alliance.
In March, UEFA confirmed that either Germany or Turkey will be awarded...more
01 May 2017.
FIFA – the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football) – football’s global governing body, has joined the Steering Committee of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform).
The MSE Platform is an emerging...more
25 April 2017.
The International Olympic Committee announced today that as of 2024 new host city contracts will for the first time include explicit human rights protections. The new contracts make specific reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which outline the human...more
28 February 2017.
Today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) publishes the Sporting Chance White Papers, a series of 11 white papers that present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy...more
31 January 2017.