IOC in talks over human rights recommendations

IOC in talks over human rights recommendations

The International Olympic Committee are in discussions with a coalition of leading sport and human rights groups about how the human rights abuses perpetrated in the build-up to the Rio Olympics can be prevented in future. Earlier this summer the Sports and Rights...
Rio 2016: ‘The other side of the medal’

Rio 2016: ‘The other side of the medal’

WordPress Video Gallery Plugin Rio de Janeiro has been preparing itself for the eyes of the world ahead of next month’s Olympic Games by cleansing its streets of undesirables and demolishing entire neighbourhoods. In this wave of unease and uncertainty for Rio’s...
Highlights from the UN Human Rights Council side event

Highlights from the UN Human Rights Council side event

Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha, two mothers from Rio affected by police violence and evictions linked to the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games, were among the speakers in a debate on ‘Human rights legacy in sporting events’ during the 32nd Human Rights Council...
“Our children have a voice, and the fight will not stop!”

“Our children have a voice, and the fight will not stop!”

As they stand outside the manicured lawns of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha’s expressions barely hint at the heartbreak both have suffered. Ana Paula’s 19-year-old son Johnatha was killed in May 2014; shot in the back...