TOCOG Joins Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights

29 November 2017.

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, sports governing bodies, athletes, unions, sponsors, broadcasters, and civil society groups. Chaired by Mary Robinson, the MSE Platform is facilitated by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB). Through dialogue and joint action its mission is to ensure all actors involved in staging an event fully embrace and operationalise their respective human rights duties and responsibilities throughout the MSE lifecycle.

TOCOG will work closely with the MSE Platform on operationalising respect for human rights in the run up to the 2020 Games, building on a successful multi-stakeholder workshop held in Tokyo in September on the measures TOCOG is introducing around responsible sourcing and ensuring access to effective remedy.