Mega-Sporting Events

White Paper 1.1 Evaluating Human Rights Risks in the Sports Context

31 January 2017

This White Paper considers the extent to which established sources provide a relevant, timely, consistent, accessible and credible basis for evaluating human rights risks in multiple countries at one time, and as a basis for due diligence by sports governing bodies and host actors.

The paper analyses data from UN and ILO public sources on human rights and labour standards and assesses the extent to which these sources can serve as a basis for preparing “country human rights briefs” on mega-sporting event candidate and host cities/countries.
 

This White Paper is one of 11 papers published in January 2017 as part of the Sporting Chance White Paper series. The series aims to present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy of mega-sporting events (MSEs). Each paper also considers the case for, and potential role of, an independent centre of expertise on MSEs and human rights. Each White Paper has been published as “Version 1” and the MSE Platform would welcome comments, input, and expressions of support with regard to future iterations or research on this and other topics.

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