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Commonwealth countries adopt statement on promoting human rights through sport

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 […]

World Players Association launches Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Today, the world’s leading player associations unveiled the Universal Declaration of Player Rights(the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and systemic human rights violations in global sport. The Declaration, the first comprehensive articulation of athletes’ rights, sets a benchmark for international sporting organisations to meet their obligations to protect, respect and guarantee the fundamental rights of players.

“For the Game. For the World.” FIFA and Human Rights

In December 2015, FIFA asked John G. Ruggie to develop recommendations on what it means for FIFA to embed respect for human rights across its global operations. The authoritative standard for doing so is the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGPs”), endorsed by the UN in June 2011, of which he […]

United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

These Guiding Principles are grounded in recognition of: (a)  States’ existing obligations to respect, protect and fulfil human rights and fundamental freedoms; (b)  The role of business enterprises as specialized organs of society performing specialized functions, required to comply with all applicable laws and to respect human rights; (c)  The need for rights and obligations […]