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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.

IHRB at the 2017 UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

The 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights takes place in Geneva from 27 - 29 November. IHRB is co-organising, moderating or speaking at a number of sessions.
 

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in the Commodities Trading Sector

Monday 27 November
13.30 - 14.45

This session organized by...more

21 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 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.

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.

New course on Business and Human Rights in Norway - Rafto, IHRB, University of Bergen

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 and OIF Join Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights

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.

MINEPS VI Adopts “Kazan Action Plan”, Includes Rights of Athletes, Workers, Spectators

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.

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