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HRC Session on Hosting Mega Sport events: Strengthening the Respect for Human Rights

27th February 2018

At the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, John Morrison of IHRB chaired a side event entitled “Hosting Mega Sport events: Strengthening the Respect for Human Rights”. The session, co-hosted by the Qatari and Japanese Permanent Missions to the UN Office in Geneva,...

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Diverse Coalition Commits to Establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018

30th November 2017

On the eve of international Human Rights Day (December 10th), a commitment was made today to launch a new independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights in 2018.Announced at the Sporting Chance Forum in Geneva, the planned Centre will be the first of its kind, aimed...

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TOCOG Joins Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights

29th November 2017

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) has joined the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform). The MSE Platform is an emerging multi-stakeholder coalition of international and intergovernmental organisations, governments, sports governing bodies, athletes, unions, sponsors, broadcasters, and civil...

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Consultation on Grievance Mechanism for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

15th November 2017

The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games (TOCOG) is soliciting public comments regarding the planned grievance mechanism for its Sustainable Sourcing Code.TOCOG has committed to  working to ensure the broad sustainability of the Tokyo 2020 Games, including in environmental, social and economic terms. As part...

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Commonwealth Games Federation Publishes First Human Rights Policy Statement

5th October 2017

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has adopted its first-ever human rights policy statement.The Statement outlines the Commonwealth sports movement’s ambition and responsibility to champion human rights, with programmes, activities, and agreements with future host cities and partners aimed at promoting the protection...

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