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28 October 2019

Bahrain: F1 performs U-turn on human rights abuses to raise issue of detained activist with government; includes company comments

Author: Maya Oppenheim, The Independent (UK)

"Formula One pledges to raise 'rape and torture' of jailed activist with Bahraini authorities but refuses to bin race," 27 Oct 2019...

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17 July 2017

Formula 1 response to NGO rejoinder urging increased human rights due diligence

Author: Sacha Woodward Hill, General Counsel (Formula 1)

...We are looking into the new allegations made in your letter concerning the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix and our enquiries are ongoing. We have been assured that arrests made during the period of the Grand Prix have been solely in response to the crimes...

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25 October 2015
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13 October 2015

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

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...

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14 July 2015

From the European Games to Formula 1: how sporting events are ignoring human rights

Author: Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on the Guardian

At the European Games in June, the president of Azerbaijan squeezed onto the podium with compatriot Ilham Zakiyev, the judo gold medal winner, for a photo that ended up in news around the world... What are the implications for this sort of...

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17 June 2015

“What human rights?" - Why some companies speak out while others don’t

Author: Mauricio Lazala & Joseph Bardwell, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Companies can be a powerful voice in the protection of the vulnerable in repressive countries, particularly where abuses are taking place linked to their industry and when they are major investors. Unfortunately, many companies remain unwilling to...

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16 April 2015

Formula One commits to human rights due diligence in Bahrain following NGO complaint to UK OECD Natl. Contact Point

"'ADHRB, Formula One Reach Agreement on Human Rights Framework for Bahrain", 10 Apr 2015...

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9 February 2015
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Author: البحرين اليوم

"اعتصام أمام مقر شركة”فورمولا ون” احتجاجا على تنظيم سباقات السيارات في البحرين"، 28 يناير 2015...

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9 February 2015

Bahrain: Calls to stop Bahrain F1 “blood race”

Author: Voice of Bahrain

"Saudi monarch death ends his bleak reign; calls to stop Bahrain F1 “blood race”, 28 Jan 2015...

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27 October 2014

Bahrain F1 Grand Prix rights complaint 'merits examination'

Author: Dan Roan, BBC

A complaint by activists that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel has said......

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