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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 […]

Mali: Basketball Federation Covers Up Sexual Assault of Girls

(June 14, 2021) – Players from Mali’s Under-18 girls’ national basketball team have reported sexual abuse by the head coach, but the Mali Basketball Federation has failed to act on their reports, Human Rights Watch said today. Malian law enforcement should credibly and impartially investigate the allegations and protect those who reported the abuse from retaliation. Amadou Bamba, […]

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 […]

World Players United

#WorldPlayersUnited is the strategic vision of the World Players Association. It introduces the organised and highly respected voice of the players and their organisations to the leadership of world sport. In so doing, it envisages a future world of sport that is very different to the one that exists today. #WorldPlayersUnited has, as its centrepiece, the advancement […]