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All Party Parliamentary Group Session on UK Premier League and Human Rights

08 July 2019 Houses of Parliament, Parliamentary Committee Room G, London SW1

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in the UK Parliament has been created to consider pressing human rights problems affecting large scale sporting events around the world. Bringing together together Parliamentarians from all political parties, the APPG focuses on three specific areas: the human rights impacts throughout the lifecycle of mega-sporting events, the impacts of the UK Modern Slavery Act on companies in the sports sector, and discrimination in sport in all its forms.

The APPG is chaired by Alex Norris MP and Baroness Young of Hornsey, with the Secretariat provided by the UN Global Compact Network UK and IHRB. The APPG's first evidence session focused on workers in sport's construction sector, the second session looked at the role of the media in sport, the third on discrimination issues in sport. 

The APPG's fourth evidence session will look at what the UK Premier League clubs are doing on key human rights issues such as child safeguarding and trafficking, gender and racial discrimination, and compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. There will also be a discussion on what these clubs can do to integrate human rights more holistically. The event will feature speakers from different organisations and academia - more information to follow in the coming weeks.

 

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