Human rights due diligence [clear filter]
Monday, November 26

1:30pm CET

Human rights due diligence in the world of sport
Session organized by IHRB, Ergon and Impactt

Brief description of the session:
The aim of the session is to provide a structured discussion, with resource people to support / lead, on the impact of sports in general – including but not restricted to Mega Sporting Events – on human rights. The structure of the event will be through the lens of defined rightsholders and impacts on their enjoyment of human rights. The structure of the session is interactive with only short opening presentations and then discussion groups
Key rightsholders for consideration during the session will include: players and athletes, fans, journalists, workers, community members. Cross cutting issues will include treatment of vulnerable people and children, impact on political and civil rights, LGBTQI+ rights, collaboration and stakeholder engagement.

Format of the session:
  • Outline of key issues for consideration, some thoughts on how the conversation at tables might be organised – John Morrison.  (10 mins)
  • Group discussions – each person picks 2 out of 4 (2 x 30 mins - 60 mins total)
The room will split into 4 groups focusing on: fans and communities; players and athletes; journalists and human rights defenders; direct and indirect workers.
Each group will have at least two resource people who will give a very brief (5-minute total maximum) outline of what they see the key issues are from their perspective for the group in question.
The group will then either split into smaller groups or stay as one (depending on the numbers) to discuss the following questions: what rights can be impacted and how? How can due diligence be carried out in the sports sector to identify impacts on rightsholders? What actions can be taken to reduce negative impacts and provide remedy?  Using stickie notes, the groups will be asked to map their impacts against potential responsive actions and stick them on the wall when the conversation is concluding.
  • Round up (Steve Gibbons and Rosey Hurst) (10 mins)
  • Call out of quick interesting points from the discussions based on identified people

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Gigi Alford

Head of Sport and Human Rights, World Players Association and Sport & Rights Alliance
Gigi Alford is head of Sport and Human Rights for UNI Global Union’s World Players Association, based in Nyon, Switzerland. She also coordinates the Sport & Rights Alliance, a global coalition of leading NGOs and trade unions working to embed human rights in sport. She is a member... Read More →
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Steve Gibbons

Director, Ergon Associates
Steve is a founding director of Ergon Associates, a leading business and human rights consultancy. Ergon works with a range of actors including international institutions, development finance, companies, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. Steve has a particular focus on finance, sport... Read More →
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Andreas Graf

Head of Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination, FIFA
Andreas Graf is Head of Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination at FIFA. Andreas coordinates FIFA's work to embed respect for human rights throughout the organisation's operations and relationships. He holds a PhD in political science.
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Rosey Hurst

Director, Impactt
Practical diagnosis, enterprise-level remediation and policy development on human rights issues in supply chains.
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John Morrison

Coordinator, CorA Netzwork for Corporate Accountability

William Rook

Regional Manager, IHRB
As Acting Deputy Chief Executive of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, William oversees the Centre’s strategic direction and manages day-to-day operations. William co-managed the process towards the creation of the Centre as IHRB Programme Lead for the Mega-Sporting Events Platform... Read More →
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Masaki Wada

Director, The Global Alliance for Sustainable Supply Chain (ASSC)
Masaki Wada is a Director of the ASSC. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, Faculty of Economics. Masaki worked for a major, global manufacturer of sports equipment, where he managed CSR procurement and promoted CSR in Japan and Southeast Asia. In 2012, he was invited by... Read More →

Monday November 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm CET

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