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 labor reforms, in a commitment to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to institute a minimum wage, allow the monitoring of labor practices by independent experts, and reform the kafala (sponsorship) system that can prevent migrant workers from...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.
The University of Bergen, in partnership with Rafto and IHRB, is offering a new masters course in Business and Human Rights this autumn in Norway. The course has been developed with the Department of Comparative Politics at the University, and is suitable for anyone working or interested in the...more
07 August 2017.
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.
Four international brands today join the roster of seven other global companies in the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment.
GE, Mars Inc., Tesco, and Vinci join The Coca-Cola Company, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IKEA, M&S, Unilever, and Walmart in committing to the “Employer Pays...more
18 June 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.