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Child Abuse in Sports

Project CARE (Census of Athlete Rights Experiences) aims to ensure that the rights of child athletes are respected throughout world sport. The project is a collaboration between World Players Association, its affiliates and Loughborough University.  WE BELIEVE THAT PLAYERS ARE PEOPLE FIRST AND ATHLETES SECOND.LIKEWISE, CHILD ATHLETES ARE CHILDREN FIRST, ATHLETES SECOND. During the months of December 2019 – […]

Requirements for Human Rights, Labour Rights, Anti-Corruption and Stakeholder Involvement for Asian Cup 2027 Bidding Procedure

As the AFC prepares for the close of bids for the 2027 Asian Cup, the SRA would like to know what have been the mitigation measures already taken by the AFC to ensure that human rights are fully respected in the bidding for, as well as organization and delivery of, this event.

Letter to The Premier League re Saudi Arabia PIB takeover of Newcastle United

Mr Richard MastersChief ExecutiveThe Premier League57 North Wharf RoadLondon W2 1 HQ 20 April 2020 Dear Mr Masters, Re: Saudi Arabia PIB takeover of Newcastle United I am writing to you about the proposed acquisition of Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. I want to draw your attention to the […]

Sport & Rights Alliance Backs Human Rights Advisory Board Call for FIFA to be Accountable on Human Rights

FIFA should back its 2017 Human Rights Policy by ensuring accountability, transparency and remedy at the highest levels of football, a landmark report by FIFA’s independent human rights advisory board has recommended.

Sport’s COVID-19 Response Should Include All Athletes

Sport & Rights Alliance, World Players Urge Transparency, Rights in Decisions (Nyon, Switzerland, March 20, 2020) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and global sport organizations have a responsibility to demonstrate the highest standards of transparency, consultation and citizenship as the world addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) and the World Players Association […]

Letter: Adoption of an 8th Fundamental Principle of Olympism on Human Rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has now had more than four years to fully assess and understand its corporate responsibility to respect human rights in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). It is well past time for the IOC to commit to upholding respect for human rights and now implement this responsibility throughout the IOC’s entire enterprise and supply chain.