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16 May 2018

Commentary: FIFA & 2026 World Cup winning bidder need to implement human rights standards to prevent digital & labour rights abuses

Author: Peter Micek, OpenGlobalRights

"FIFA 2018: digital rights are (finally) playable," 16 May 2018...

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Article
16 May 2018

Russia: Human Rights Watch & other NGOs call upon FIFA to engage with authorities on persecution of human rights defenders

Author: Human Rights Watch, Front Line Defenders, Amnesty Int'l & 11 other NGOs

"Joint Letter to FIFA Concerning the Human Rights Crisis in Chechnya", 16 May 2018...

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Story
23 April 2018

Russia: Human Rights Watch praises FIFA for supporting activist documenting abuses related to 2018 World Cup, but says it could do more; includes comments by FIFA

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Article
23 April 2018

Welcome support for workers’ rights advocate in Russia

Author: Jane Buchanan, Human Rights Watch

Last week was my first time in a Russian appeals courtroom. I and a colleague were there to support Semyon Simonov, a Russian human rights defender, who is taking a case against police for misconduct. Simonov had worked with Human Rights Watch to...

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Company response
22 April 2018

Response by FIFA

Author: FIFA

FIFA welcomes the acknowledgement by Human Rights Watch of FIFA’s efforts in support of Semyon Simonov. These activities are a reflection of FIFA’s belief that all those who advocate for human rights to be upheld need to be able to do so freely and...

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3 April 2018

FIFA publishes bid books for the 2026 FIFA World Cup incl. summaries of human rights strategies provided by bidders

Last week, FIFA announced the publishing of the bid books for the 2026 FIFA World Cup on fifa.com. The published bid books include in chapter 23 summaries of the human rights strategies provided by the bidders. The strategies are informed and...

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Article
7 February 2018
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Author: Deutsche Welle

"ФИФА признала нарушения прав человека при строительстве стадиона ЧМ-2018 в РФ", 25 мая 2018 года...

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Report
4 February 2018

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy & Building and Wood Workers’ International Joint Working Group: 2017 Report

Author: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy & Building and Wood Workers’ International

...Ensuring the health and safety of the workers building stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is a process that takes commitment and collaboration at all levels. In November 2016, the SC signed a Cooperation Agreement with BWI to...

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3 January 2018
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Author: Ingo Bötig, Deutschlandfunk

Maßgeblich initiiert wurde die neue Einrichtung für Sport und Menschenrechte von der Regierung der Schweiz... Unhaltbare Zustände auf Baustellen für internationale Sportveranstaltungen. Menschenunwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen. Zwangsumsiedlungen von...

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Item
12 December 2017

Multistakeholder coalition on mega-sporting events & human rights to launch independent Centre for Sports and Human Rights in 2018

[T]he planned Centre will be the first of its kind, aimed at helping build a world of sport that protects, respects, and upholds the human rights of athletes, workers, communities, children, fans, volunteers, and the press. The Centre plans are backed...

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