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13 August 2018

FIFA statement on the procedures involving the four activists who invaded the pitch at the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match

FIFA has been closely following the developments in relation to the four activists who entered the pitch at the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match between the French and Croatian national teams and caused a halt to the game....

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17 July 2018

Russia: Pussy Riot protestors arrested for World Cup pitch demonstration; FIFA issues public statement

Related items: FIFA launched complaints mechanism & statement to support human rights defenders & press freedom; UN endorses move FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board releases update on advice to FIFA on the World Cup 2018 and 2026 Bid Evaluation

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25 June 2018
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Author: SWI

“¿Quién ganará la Copa? Según estadísticas…” -19 de junio de 2018...

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5 June 2018

FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board releases update on advice to FIFA on the World Cup 2018 and 2026 Bid Evaluation

Author: FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board

"Update Statement from the FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board, May 2018"...

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29 May 2018

FIFA launches initiatives to support human rights defenders & press freedom

Author: Fédération Internationale de Football Association - FIFA (Switzerland)

"FIFA launches complaints mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists", 29 May 2018...

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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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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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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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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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