APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights: The Impacts of Covid-19 on Sport
16 June 2020
On June 16, the APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights met to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on sport. Specifically, the APPG gathered evidence to inform the APPG’s submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee’s inquiry. The discussion covered the following topics:
- Gender inequality in reopening sport;
- Covid-19’s disproportionate impact on black and minority ethnic (BAME) athletes;
- Athletes’ rights e.g. right to refuse to return to action; and
- Trafficking and modern slavery in the sport sector.
Please find the key points here: DCMS Call for Evidence – Key Points
APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights Interim Report
17 July 2019
Find the Interim Report here: APPG Session Summary – Due Diligence in Sports Supply Chains
Fourth Session of the inquiry
8 July 2019
The session focused on different human rights risks faced by Premier league clubs such as child safeguarding discrimination, and compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. Attendees heard from clubs on challenges faced in tackling these issues and will discuss possible solutions. The event featured speakers from civil society and Premier League clubs, including Everton FC.
Click here to view the report: Interim Report July 2019
APPG Session Summaries: The Responsibilities of Local Organising Committees
Third session of the inquiry
5 March 2019
The latest evidence session focused on sporting behaviour and tackling engrained discrimination in sport. The group heard directly from a football club, player and journalists reporting on this issue.
AGM: APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights
6 February 2019
At the group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), officers were re-elected and the group’s 2019-2020 agenda was set. The meeting was well attended and met quorum.
Second session of the inquiry
21 November 2018
The APPG group convened to hear evidence on the role of the media; from broadcasters on how they are implementing human rights due diligence and the challenges that this may present. Sports journalists also contributed to discussions on the thematic challenges of reporting on sport and modern slavery issues.
First session of the inquiry
19 March 2018
The first evidence session focused on receiving evidence in the context of the construction phase of mega-sporting events. Oral evidence was heard from a range of organisations including construction companies, NGOs, independent researchers and public bodies.
Inaugural Meeting: APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human
29 January 2018
The new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights was launched today. The group’s purpose is to find solutions to pressing human rights problems affecting large scale sporting events around the world. At the inaugural meeting officers were elected and the group’s 2018-2019 agenda was set.