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Procurement and Human Rights in the Sports Context

31st January 2017

Author - MSE Platform

This White Paper seeks to identify better ways to integrate human rights due diligence into procurement practices for mega-sporting events by examining the human rights roles and responsibilities of host governments, organising committees and delivery partners, with respect to risk mitigation and remedy. The paper considers:

  • The likely range of procurement activities across the MSE life-cycle.
  • Emerging good practice.
  • Existing tools / models for improving human rights good practice.
  • The need for leadership by sports governing bodies to ensure leverage with suppliers over the long term.
  • The scope for, and potential merits of, approved supplier lists.
  • The linkage with and implications of human rights due diligence requirements 
being built into sports governing bodies tendering documents.

Read the report on IHRB's website.