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Belarus: Drop Charges Against Sports Group Founders

Sports Governing Bodies Should Call for an End to Criminalizing Athlete Rights Defenders (Nyon, Switzerland, 8 June, 2021) — The Belarusian authorities should immediately drop all criminal charges against Aliaksandra Herasimenia and Aliaksandr Apeikin, chair and executive director of the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation (BSSF), the Sport & Rights Alliance said today. On April 6, 2021 […]

Japan: Introduce LGBT Equality Act Before Olympics

116 Groups Urge Prime Minister Suga to Take Action

Commonwealth Countries Adopt Statement on Promoting Human Rights Through Sport (2020)

Commonwealth member countries have unanimously adopted a statement to promote human rights and tackle discrimination at all levels of sport – from community games to elite sporting events. Guide to Protect and Promote Human Rights The consensus statement sets out 13 commitments and serves as a guide to protect and promote the human rights of […]

Qatar: Little Progress on Protecting Migrant Workers

Qatari authorities’ efforts to protect migrant workers’ right to accurate and timely wages have largely proven unsuccessful, Human Rights Watch said in a report and an accompanying video released today. Despite a handful of reforms in recent years, withheld and unpaid salaries, as well as other wage abuses, are persistent and widespread across at least 60 employers and companies in Qatar.

China 2022: IOC Should Uphold Human Rights

Planning for the 2022 Olympics needs to address key human rights issues, the Sport & Rights Alliance said today. While Beijing’s May 2020 “Sustainability Plan” refers to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the document remains silent on human rights, labor standards, freedom of expression and association, LGBTI rights, media and internet freedom, rights to peaceful assembly and of association, transparency and anti-corruption.

Child Abuse in Sports

One of our primary focus areas at the Sport & Rights Alliance is child athlete protection. Through the research and advocacy of SRA partners, we work to end the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of child athletes and ensure their rights are respected and protected throughout global sport. Research In 2021, the World Players Association, […]