Our aim is to stimulate the debate between stakeholders who can successfully effect change in the field of human rights and Mega Sporting Events. As well as working with MSE organisers, we listen to disparate voices who challenge the status quo, and who offer constructive criticism with realistic and viable alternatives. We aim to inform and explain, for example on how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been incorporated into FIFA’s statutes, and the Host City Contract for the 2024 Olympics by the IOC, and what this means with regards to real action.
We also work with third parties to monitor, measure and evaluate the impact of these commitments to human rights by governing bodies, and report on the outcomes achieved.
We have compiled a growing bank of evidence and reports around child rights and Mega Sporting Events, which can be accessed here [Link to ‘research’]. We welcome contributions from experts and academics active in this field.
Read examples of articles with leading commentators:
- How can sport governing bodies emerge from crisis of confidence ? Interview with Christopher Gaffney, from the University of Zurich.
- Experts warn of dire Olympic legacy for Rio’s children – Interview with Dr Andrea Rodriguez and Professor Lorraine van Blerk, from the University of Dundee.
- Boykoff sees hope amidst Rio’s Olympic gloom – Interview with Jules Boykoff, writer and political science professor at Pacific University in Oregon, and author of the book Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics.
- Dancing with the Devil in the City of God – Interview with the author and journalist Juliana Barbassa.
“Child labour and Mega Sporting Events”
Thomas Carter, University of Brighton
“The effects of the Rio World Cup 2014 on children”
Andrea Fernande, Dundee University
“Risks of the World Cup 2014 on children”
Lucy Amis, Institute of Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
“Sport, Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention”
Daniel Rhind, Brunel University London
Terre des Hommes also stages, and participates in, panel events which move the debate forwards.
If you would like to contribute a report or academic evidence, or contact us about an event you are holding, please contact our Head of Campaign firstname.lastname@example.org