Human rights risk management is firmly on the agenda of sports governing bodies with UEFA the latest sporting body to incorporate specific criteria on human rights risk management into bidding requirements. The groundswell of activity relating to human rights risk management and major sporting events has seen other major sport governing bodies, and their delivery partners, begin to develop systems and processes that will be needed to identify and manage this growing area of risk.
This was partly the drive behind the Institute for Human Rights and Business commissioning DLA Piper to review UN and ILO sources on international human rights and labour standards, as well as advising on the adequacy of these sources for developing country-level human rights risk management procedures.
The full report can be found below. The major finding is that specific due diligence and human rights risk management processes can be developed in line with international standards to identify potential human rights risks associated with major sporting events. The report goes as far to advise businesses involved in the delivery of these events to develop appropriate systems and processes to manage these risks.