Human Rights in sports

Portrait of Strength: Eighty-four survivors came together at Michigan’s Supreme Court Building, also known as the Hall of Justice.

The Army of Survivors Statement on U.S. DOJ’s Investigation and Review of the FBI’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician

Content warning: Mention of abusers’ names and sexual violence. Okemos, Michigan (July 14, 2021) — Following initial review of Wednesday’s report from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on its investigation into the FBI’s handling of allegations of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics phycisian Larry Nassar, The Army of […]

Japan: Olympics Should Benefit Human Rights

Address Abuse of Child Athletes, LGBT Discrimination, Gender Gap (Tokyo) – Japan should address serious rights issues in the country as host of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Human Rights Watch said today in a new reporters’ guide. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, which start on July 23, 2021, are advertised as celebrating “unity in diversity” and […]

Tokyo Olympics: Take Action to Protect Athletes

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Centre for Sport and Human Rights Appoints New Directors, Incorporates as an Independent Entity in Switzerland

(Geneva, Switzerland, 8 July 2021) — The Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR) today appointed a nine-person Board of Directors as it marks the transition to an independent non-profit organisation, based in Geneva.  Launched in 2018 as a subsidiary of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), CSHR has constructed a unique governance […]

The Army of Survivors Joins the Sport & Rights Alliance to Elevate the Voices of Survivors of Abuse

(Nyon, Switzerland, 28 June 2021) — The Sport & Rights Alliance (SRA) is thrilled to announce its newest partner, The Army of Survivors, an unprecedented group of former athletes and survivors working to end the systemic culture of sexual abuse across the world of sport. As a survivor-founded organization, The Army of Survivors will play a […]

European soccer association UEFA denies accreditations to at least 6 journalists, citing failed background checks by Russia and Azerbaijan

New York, June 15, 2021 – The Union of European Football Associations should ensure that all journalists can report from its events freely and without political interference from host countries, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since late May, UEFA, an umbrella organization comprised of 55 national soccer associations across Europe, has denied or […]