Past Event: APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery, and Human Rights: Protecting Athletes from Abuse and the Right to Remedy

Past Event

21 Jun 2022 11:00am to 21 Jun 2022 12:30pm (CET)


Mounting reports, allegations, criminal convictions, and increasing media coverage of abuse, bullying, harassment, and misconduct in sport have shed a light on this often-hidden issue. Athletes of all ages and levels are vulnerable to abuse, making the need to safeguard them urgent. In the UK, Baroness Grey-Thompson’s independent review on Duty of Care in Sport, calling for stronger measures to ensure athletes’ protection, is building up momentum for policy change in this space.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery, and Human Rights is hosting a meeting to raise awareness on the issue of athlete abuse, discuss the current regulatory framework, and gain insights on the existing best practices with a view to ensuring that sport is free from all forms of abuse. The ‘Protecting Athletes from Abuse and the Right to Remedy’ session, taking place on 21st June, 10:00-11:30 BST, will explore the roles and responsibilities of key actors (including the UK government, regulatory sports bodies, sports clubs, coaches, and schools) in collaboratively addressing this pressing human rights problem through effective preventive, remediation, and monitoring strategies.

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