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.

Thanks to @LolaHornsey @SamGyimah for joining @saliltripathi @ihrb and for sharing a mutual dislike of #BAME label and a searching discussion on #BlackLivesMatterUK - implications for government and business. @FCOHumanRights @corecoalition @APPG_SportandHR @DavidOlusoga @BHRRC

BLACK LIVES AND BUSINESS: Next week we kick off the first in a new series on racial justice and #BizHumanRights. Join @LolaHornsey @SamGyimah @SalilTripathi discussing young peoples' pathways to employment and progression in the UK.

Register ➡️ #BLMLondon

On Tuesday 30 June the Committee questions @premierleague CEO Richard Masters, @the_LTA CEO Scott Lloyd and @ThisGirlCanUK's @AliDonnelly on the:

⚽️Restart of football
🎾Opportunities the crisis has brought for tennis
🏃‍♀️The impact on women's sport in the UK


📑 New Publication on Sport-related impacts of #COVID19 on children.

The collective effort of 37 experts concerned about the current & future impact of the pandemic on the hundreds of millions of children who engage in sport, from elite athletes to school/community teams. ⬇️

Have a look at our submission to @CommonsDCMS prepared by @SportandRights, on behalf of our #APPG on Impact of covid-19 on Sport #Sport #ModernSlavery #HumanRights #DiversityAndInclusion ➡️

In collaboration with several partners, we have responded to @CommonsDCMS call for evidence on the impact of #COVID19 on sport placing particular evidence in our submission on impacts to people & how the UK government can ensure sport returns better and fairer ⬇️ #SportandRights

Many thanks to our great speakers for their insightful presentations on the impact of #COVID19 on #Sport Brendan Schwab and Matthew Graham @uniglobalunion, Lerina Bright @mission_89, Piara Powar @farenet, and Liz Prinz @Womeninsport_uk

The APPG session discussing #COVID19 impact on #Sport will start in one hour. There are a few places left! Register here to attend:

On Tuesday, June 16, the #APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights will meet to discuss the impact of #covid19 on #Sport @SportandRights

Register here:

Join us on Tuesday, June 16 for an #APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights informal meeting to discuss the impact of #covid19 on #Sport @SportandRights
The meeting will discuss #GenderEquality #ModernSlavery #BAMEAthletes and more.
Register here:

As the world confronts the #COVID-19 crisis, the Centre has published a toolkit to support #sports bodies and others in taking a people-centred approach to planning & risk mitigation efforts as they seek to protect public health & support athletes & workers ⬇️ #humanrights

The @CommonsDCMS extended the deadline to June 19 to submit written evidence on the impact of #COVIDー19 on any sectors under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's remit

All films 📽️ from the Sporting Chance Forum 2019 are now available here in English, Français & Español 👉 Catch up on a vital 2 days of discussions from Experts, Leaders & Advocates on the way forward for #Sport & #HumanRights #SCF19

Yesterday we held our third meeting of the Northern Ireland Sport & Human Rights Forum. Many thanks to our kind hosts @BelfastGiants - and to all who attended!

Learn more about our work on sport & human rights on our new webpage:


WE'RE HIRING! We're looking for a talented #digital expert to join our growing team, to develop and implement our #communications strategy, and amplify #humanrights principles across the world of #sport. Find out more ➡️

Great to be at @UN in #Geneva for #SCF2019 and to moderate discussion on collective action between #sport and #HumanRights with many friends @RwandaHR @RwandaOlympic @NIHRC @thecgf @SportandRights @UNHumanRights @ilo @MinkysHighjinks @ituc @BrendanSchwab @Craig_Foster @ioevoice

On a special day for Hakeem al-Araibi @UN one year after his ordeal he thanks all in Australia & around the world who supported him & together we call on sport & athletes to advocate for & protect human rights for all @SportandRights @hakeem07746464 @Refugees @UNHumanRights

Such a happy #HumanRights moment now at #SCF2019 as Hakeem Al Araibi, brave Bahraini refugee footballer unjustly jailed in Thailand, speaks w/ @Craig_Foster about the collective action by many in this room that led to his freedom.

My article on his case

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