SPORT AND RIGHTS ALLIANCE

Fans watch as Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands (L) fights for the ball with Brazil's Oscar during their 2014 World Cup third-place playoff at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)        TOPCUP - RTR3YBND

The Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) is a coalition of leading NGOs, sports organizations and trade unions. It was founded in early 2015 to address the decision-makers of international sports mega-events to introduce measures to … Read more

BRAZIL: 2016 Summer Olympics

In 2016, the Summer Olympics are held in Brazil. This requires a great effort: building sports facilities, hotels and infrastructure. A lot needs to be done, also in the field of human rights. For example … Read more

RUSSIA: 2018 World Cup Football

The human rights situation in Russia is abysmal. Since 2012, numerous new laws further suppress the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly. Journalists, human rights activists, lawyers, gays and artists are thwarted in … Read more

SOUTH KOREA: 2018 Winter Olympics

In 2018, the Winter Olympics are being held in South Korea. Some victories are desired for human rights in that country. The rights of migrant workers are severely violated in South Korea. They have very … Read more

JAPAN: 2020 Summer Olympics

The human rights situation in the host country of the 2020 Summer Olympics seems to be deteriorating. The government fails to effectively address discrimination against foreigners. The asylum procedure is too strict; in 2013 only … Read more

QATAR: 2022 Word Cup Football

In 2022, Qatar is host country of the World Cup. Scores of football stadiums and other facilities are being built for this event, often by foreign workers. The working conditions in the construction business, and … Read more

AZERBAIJAN: 2015 European Games

‘All fundamental freedoms are honoured in Azerbaijan,’ said President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan in June 2014. Solemn words. But not true. In Azerbaijan, human rights defenders, journalists, politicians and bloggers are arrested, detained and silenced. … Read more