By hosting a grand prix in Saudi Arabia, F1 has "ignored" its human rights commitment, say HRW
Author: Giles Richards, The Guardian (UK), Published on: 12 February 2020
"F1 risks sportswashing boost with Saudi Arabia GP, says human rights group," 10 Feb 2020
A Formula One grand prix in Saudi Arabia would serve only to further the gulf state’s process of sportswashing and help legitimise the country’s repressive regime, according to Human Rights Watch...
[Minky Worden, HRW director, added] “There is quite a bit of evidence F1 has ignored its own human rights commitment [made in 1995] by going to [Bahrain and Azerbaijan] and overlooked human rights abuses and taken no action to make them better.”
A spokesman for F1 said. “... We take our human rights responsibilities very seriously and make this position clear to every race promoter and host country."
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