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14 Dec 2015

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FIFA to further develop its human rights approach with international expert John Ruggie

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“This collaboration is another important step in our ongoing reform process. I am proud to see that FIFA is taking the lead among international sports organisations on such an important topic. Football and FIFA have an important role to play in this field; respect for human rights has to be at the core of our organisation and our sport,” said Acting FIFA President Issa Hayatou....Building on FIFA’s commitment to embed human rights into its overall framework, the Executive Committee recommended at its last meeting that the Congress approve the implementation of a new article of the FIFA Statutes that commits FIFA to respecting all internationally recognised human rights and to promoting the respect of these rights in the context of FIFA’s activities...

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