All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery, & Human Rights

The APPG brings together Parliamentarians from all political parties with an interest in the issue of modern slavery and sport. The group’s mission is to find solutions to pressing human rights problems affecting large scale sporting events around the world, with a focus on three specific areas; the human rights impacts of the cycle of mega-sporting events, the impacts of the UK Modern Slavery Act on professional sport companies and discrimination in sport in all its forms.

The APPG is chaired by Alex Norris MP and Baroness Young of Hornsey, with the Secretariat provided by the UN Global Compact Network UK and the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

The APPG holds regular meetings and over the next 24 months, the APPG plans to take evidence (written and oral) from high level, high profile sports administrators, athletes, policy makers, sports governing bodies, journalists, civil society/NGOs, and anyone else that can make a constructive contribution to the reports that will be produced.

For more information, please visit the APPG website here or contact our Business and Human Rights Project Manager, Marcella Mizzi.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, all formal APPG meetings are suspended until further notice.

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Hamilton: Human rights issues a massive problem in countries F1 races https://www.grandprix247.com/2021/01/12/hamilton-human-rights-issues-a-massive-problem-in-countries-f1-races/

Royal horse show agrees to adopt human rights policy https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/royal-horse-show-agrees-to-adopt-human-rights-policy

👉'Outraged': Football unites to confront discrimination in new UEFA documentary - http://sportanddev.org https://www.sportanddev.org/en/article/news/outraged-football-unites-confront-discrimination-new-uefa-documentary

#discrimination #football #sportandhumanrights

Amnesty criticises Infantino for Saudi PR video https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-fifa/story/4282499/amnesty-critical-of-fifa-president-infantino-for-starring-in-saudi-pr-video

What a luxury for male footballers to discuss a mid-season Covid break, when most women are not even allowed to play.

@TomJGarry looks at the current inequalities between men's and women's football. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2021/01/04/luxury-male-footballers-discuss-mid-season-covid-break-women/?utm_content=football&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1609756697

Ismail Dawood hopes discrimination claim against ECB will lead to lasting change https://www.bt.com/sport/news/2020/december/ismail-dawood-hopes-discrimination-claim-against-ecb-will-lead-to-lasting-change

As we approach the end of 2020, we wanted to look back at what we’ve achieved in such a difficult year & look ahead to what may be an equally challenging but also more hopeful 2021 where we can all work together to make human rights more central to the world of sport. 👇

NEWS: The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), the world authoritative body for the sports industry, has joined the Advisory Council of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

Read more about the exciting partnership with @WFSGI here ⬇

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UEFA to ‘spark a revolution’ with first women’s football podcast https://www.insidersport.com/2020/12/09/uefa-to-spark-a-revolution-with-first-womens-football-podcast/

Preventing human rights violations & abuses is central to the mission of the UN @globalcompact.

On this year's #HumanRightsDay, read @SandaOjiambo's statement of support for mandatory #HumanRights due diligence: https://bit.ly/2Kf8Sm3

#StandUp4HumanRights #BizHumanRights

FIFA approves maternity leave for women players https://news.yahoo.com/fifa-approves-maternity-leave-women-115008058.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr via @YahooNews

World Athletics accused over 'abusive sex testing' of athletes from global south https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/dec/04/world-athletics-accused-over-abusive-sex-testing-of-athletes-from-global-south

World Players Association welcome human rights recommendations for IOC https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1101616/world-players-association-human-rights#.X84E8hFEVVY.twitter

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery, and Human Rights