Shubham Jain

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Policy & Research Fellow

Shubham is a Fellow at the Centre for Sport & Human Rights and a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge. He researches, writes, and lectures on the intersection of sports, governance, human rights, public law, and inclusion. 
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Current Work

At the Centre for Sport & Human Rights, Shubham is involved with several research, education and policy initiatives. He is helping set up the Global Sport & Human Rights Research Network, working on an initiative to harmonize terminology and language in the sports and human rights ecosystem, and researching on issues of sustainability and decolonization in sports. He was part of the Centre team that edited ‘The Routledge Handbook of Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights’. He is also a doctoral candidate in law and WM Tapp scholar at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral research explores the role of law, regulation, and policy in enhancing access and inclusion in sports, through a case study of Cricket in India, South Africa and the UK.


Previous Experience

Shubham has published on several aspects of rights-based approaches in sports including human rights relativism, responsible sport, inequalities in Indian cricket, inclusive sport event frameworks, gender equality in football, disability rights, the right to physical literacy, athlete rights, and competition dispute resolution. Previously, Shubham has worked with Fair Game UK on issues concerning the governance and sustainability of football and with Sports Law & Policy Centre India on projects aimed at using sports to enhance access and fulfil sustainable development goals. He has also practised law in London at Linklaters LLP as part of their employment law and sports law groups (2019-21). He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (LLM, 2018-19) and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (BA LLB Hons., 2013-18).

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