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New Trends and Initiatives on Human Rights in Sport

11 October 2018 London

Recent years have seen an increasing focus on the human rights risks and opportunities related to major sporting events.

In response, sports bodies, sponsors, broadcasters and suppliers are developing strategies to implement respect for human rights promote the values of sport through policies, governance and risk management processes, bidding requirements, commercial arrangements and grievance processes.

On the evening of Thursday October 11th, IHRB, the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, and DLA Piper are hosting a panel discussion looking at the recent trends and developments in this space.


  • Lessons learned at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 and looking forward to Birmingham 2022, including the human rights requirements in place for commercial partners and suppliers
  • Tools and guidance developed by sports bodies, sponsors and broadcasters to identify and manage potential human rights risks associated with events
  • The launch of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights


  • David Grevemberg, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Games Federation
  • Moira Oliver, Head of Policy and Chief Counsel, Human/Digital Rights, BT
  • William Rook, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
  • Lucy Amis, Sport and Human Rights Specialist, UNICEF


  • 6 PM Arrivals and registration
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Panel 
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Drinks


  • DLA Piper UK LLP, 160 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HT

Please join us to discuss these issues and get involved in a topical debate on the issues surrounding human rights and sports events. 

To secure your attendance, please register here: 

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