Lucy Amis

Senior Advisor Mega-Sporting Events | View articles

Lucy has over two decades experience in research, capacity-building and tool-development 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 launch of the Centre, authoring Striving for Excellence: Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights, helping build the coalition that became the MSE Platform on Human Rights, coordinating its 12 white-papers and playing a central role in 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 and supporting the organisers of the Bahamas 2017 Youth, and Gold Coast 2018, Commonwealth Games. 

Current Work

Lucy is Senior Advisor: Mega-Sporting Events at the Centre and is building on the Centre’s existing bank of practical guidance resources for sports bodies, organising committees and other stakeholders active in MSE delivery, and leading the Centre’s work on bearing witness to sports bodies’ and MSE organisers’ progress on human rights. She works closely with colleagues to support the MSE Working Group and the Centre’s Child Rights specialists, including through providing technical advice to MSE organisers.

Previous Experience

Lucy was an analyst at the International Business Leaders Forum (2000-2009), where she was co-architect/author of Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide and Business and Human Rights: A Geography of Corporate Risk. Prior to that she worked on human rights and arms research for responsible investment charity EIRIS, for arms control think-tank BASIC, and as an intern for, then, Senator John Kerry. Lucy has a Masters in Russian Politics from the London School of Economics, an American Politics undergraduate degree from the University of Kent, and junior year abroad Dean’s List honours from Georgetown University.

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