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World Players' Rights Policy commits to protecting player rights in accordance with UN Guiding Principles

Author: World Players Association, Published on: 13 July 2017

Sport must recognise its obligation to uphold the inherent dignity and equal rights of everyone involved in or affected by its activities, including the players. The starting point is for those that control sport to adopt a player rights policy that, at a minimum, makes the commitments and meets the obligations set out herein and to embed that policy throughout their organisations to ensure that the human rights of the players are protected, respected and guaranteed.

United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

1. Sport must commit to protecting, respecting and guaranteeing player rights in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)...

Proactive player rights commitments

3. Sport must act proactively to meet its player rights commitments. This requires sport to:

...Undertake in depth and ongoing due diligence processes to avoid causing or contributing to adverse player rights impacts...

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