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.

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


"Sport is not alone". Can we remedy abuses in sport together? Great panel at #SCF2019 @un in #Geneva with Rachel Davis @shiftproject, Mary Harvey @SportandRights, Minky Worden @hrw, Jim Sook Lee @BWIglobal, Gregory Nott @NLawGlobal and Andreas Graf @fifamedia. #HumanRights

‘I’m crying because the people stood up’: Hakeem

A standing ovation for @hakeem07746464 with @Craig_Foster at @UN & @SportandRights

Hakeem & Craig are here through @thepfa @footballvic & @WorldPlayersUtd

Everything set for the Sporting Chance Forum. Tomorrow the historic Room XX in the Palais des Nations will be filled with 300+ leaders from across the #sportandrights spectrum. Follow on #SCF2019 & check out the speakers, agenda, & more here ➡️

As we countdown to #SCF2019, hear from @MinkysHighjinks of @HRW on the work that still needs to be done to advance #WomensRights in sport. Register here:🎟️🎟️🎟️ #HumanRights #Sport #SCF2019

At last year's Sporting Chance Forum @MaggieMrphy discussed how critical it was to help stakeholders adopt better standards. #SCF2019 will help sports bodies large & small, governments local & national, with resources & practical actions. Register now:

The 2019 Sporting Chance Forum is prioritising the voices of #children. If you work with children in sport, pass along our survey for them to take. We aim to present their concerns to all participants at this year's #SCF2019. 👉

Doha world championships ‘a disaster’, says decathlon record-holder Mayer

Important that @FIFAcom President Gianni Infantino has spoken out, denouncing the stadium ban affecting women in Iran. We look forward to hearing what developments emerge from the FIFA delegation currently in Iran ahead of October's match.

Read @maryvharvey's latest blog on the Centre's participation in @thecgf #CGFGA2019 and tangible opportunities stemming from it. The future looks bright as we continue to build bridges between sports bodies and NHRIs. #RwandaCGF2019

Commonwealth Games Associations have committed to embedding human rights & influencing social changes in their work following a series of workshops at the CGF General Assembly in Rwanda

#RwandaCGF2019 #Rwanda #CommonwealthSport

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