Lucy Amis

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Lucy has over two decades experience in research, thought leadership and in developing capacity-building tools in Business and Human Rights.

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Since 2012 she has focused on Sport and Human rights and was one of the originators of IHRB’s work that led to the Centre’s launch. At IHRB she authored Striving for Excellence: Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights and helped build the coalition that became the MSE Platform on Human Rights, overseeing its 12 white-papers and playing a central role behind the first Sporting Chance Forum and Sporting Chance Principles. Prior to joining the Centre, Lucy spent four years at Unicef UK, advising Commonwealth Sport on human and child rights-related governance and worked alongside the organisers of the Bahamas 2017 Youth, and Gold Coast 2018, Commonwealth Games on their human rights approaches.

Current Work

Lucy is Senior Advisor, Mega-Sporting Events at the Centre and was subject matter expert and co-author of The Promise of a Positive Legacy: The 2026 FIFA World Cup Host City Candidates' Human Rights Plans and the Fans’ Human Rights Guide. She plays a central role in the Centre’s work on bearing witness to Sports Bodies’ and MSE organisers’ human rights good practice. Lucy delivers training, and is growing the Centre’s bank of capacity-building materials, for sports bodies, organising committees and other MSE stakeholders. She supports colleagues on the MSE Working Group and co-leads its ad-hoc innovation teams that are developing practical Stakeholder Engagement and Bidding Requirements tools and capturing learning from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Previous Experience

Lucy was an analyst at the International Business Leaders Forum (2000-2009), where she was co-author of Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide and Business and Human Rights: A Geography of Corporate Risk. Lucy has a Masters degree from the London School of Economics, and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kent, in Political Science and junior year abroad Dean’s List honours from Georgetown University, where she interned for Senator John Kerry and the Democratic National Committee Broadcast Service and studied under Madeleine Albright.

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