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24 September 2019

FIFA discusses women's access to football stadiums with Iranian officials, following widespread criticism over the death of a female fan prosecuted for attempting to attend a match

Iranian football fan Sahar Khodayari died on 9 September 2019 after setting herself on fire following her court appearance on charges related to her attempt to enter a football stadium in March 2019 disguised as a man. Iran's 'Blue Girl', named after...

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5 September 2019

Guardian reports return of Ultimate Fighting Championship to the UAE despite human rights concerns

Author: Karim Zidan, the Guardian (UK)

"Arabian fights: Inside the UFC's long-term partnership with the UAE", 5 Sep. 2019...

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11 June 2019

Undercover investigation reports range of abuses against migrant workers in Qatar, includes comments from FIFA

An undercover investigation on labour conditions in Qatar has, for the first time, prompted FIFA to admit violations of worker standards on World Cup projects. A Deutsche Welle report on the investigation says that “FIFA have promised to investigate...

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8 April 2019
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Author: El Diario Chihuahua (México)

“#MeToo: EL ACOSO”, 6 de abril de 2019...

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18 March 2019

Canadian govt. releases guidance for private sector support for human rights defenders & civic freedoms

Author: Global Affairs Canada

"CSR Snapshot #7 – Private Sector Support for Human Rights Defenders: A Primer for Canadian Businesses", 04 Mar 2019...

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21 February 2019
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Author: El Tiempo

“Denuncias de acoso sexual en la Selección Femenina Sub-17” – 21 de febrero de 2019...

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21 August 2018
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Author: Adam Talbot, Rio On Watch (Brazl)

“Dois Anos Após os Jogos Olímpicos 2016 Vila Autódromo Celebra ‘Vitória Gloriosa’ e Mira o Futuro”, 21 de agosto de 2018 No dia 6 de agosto de 2016 começaram os Jogos Olímpicos no Rio de Janeiro...[U]ma pequena fração dos moradores procedentes da Vila...

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4 July 2018
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Author: Daniela Fichino, Justiça Global (Brazil)

"Justiça Global lança chamada para publicação sobre o impacto da era dos megaeventos no Rio", 15 de junho de 2018...Desde os Jogos Panamericanos, em 2007, até a realização dos Jogos Olímpicos, em 2016, um modelo de desenvolvimento urbano excludente foi...

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30 May 2018

UN experts welcome FIFA's commitment to human rights defenders

Author: United Nation Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (Switzerland)

"UN experts welcome FIFA commitment to stand up for human rights defenders", 30 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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