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A message about human rights to potential buyers of Formula 1

Author: Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Ken Roth, Human Rights Watch in the Guardian Letters, Published on: 13 October 2015

Last week the Guardian reported that Bernie Ecclestone has indicated that Formula One will have new ownership by the end of the year and that three parties are currently interested...While these talks take place behind closed doors, we have a public message for any potential owners... Far from being associated with the values the global public associate with sport – friendship, mutual respect, fair play and excellence – F1’s reputation has been marred by links with repressive states... Any future owners of F1 have a tremendous opportunity to push the company to build on its human rights commitments and ensure they are followed up by genuine action...

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Related companies: Formula One Group