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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.

GE, Mars Inc., Tesco and VINCI Join Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

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 Publishes Human Rights Policy

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.

World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry Endorses Sporting Chance Principles

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has endorsed the Sporting Chance Principles on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights.

Produced to further the efforts of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (“MSE Platform”), the Principles aim to underpin the common goal...more

23 May 2017.

Tokyo 2020 and the ILO Agree Partnership to Promote Decent Work

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.

The milestone...more

13 May 2017.

FIBA, Basketball’s World Governing Body, Reverses Controversial Headgear Ban

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.

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