The third annual Sporting Chance Forum on 12-13 December 2018 in Paris brought together over 300 high-level delegates from a broad range of stakeholders to drive progress toward a world of sport that fully respects human rights. The Forum covered a diversity of geographies and affected groups including the rights of athletes, fans, workers, journalists, children, as well as a special spotlight on survivors of sexual abuse. Session videos and summaries will be available early in 2019.
The Centre for Sport and Human Rights has appointed Mary Harvey its first chief executive, as international consensus builds around the need for the sports sector to reform and account for its societal impacts.
The Chair of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights makes a statement highlighting the urgent need for collective action, on the eve of the Sporting Chance Forum.
At the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights on 19th November 2018, IHRB's Alison Biscoe outlined the Centre's vision for the future of sport.
IHRB and the Centre for Sport and Human Rights invited 55 experts and representatives from inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, international legal institutions, players unions, academia, and international sports governing bodies to discuss existing gaps in remedy in the world of sport and human rights and to identify solutions on how to fill these gaps. This meeting report reviews the key contributions and reflections emerging from the event.
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Juan Pablo Salazar of the International Paralympic Committee outlines the progress that has been on access to sport for persons with disabilities and the remaining challenges to be addressed, particularly for disabled women and children.