Today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) publishes the Sporting Chance White Papers, a series of 11 white papers that present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy of mega-sporting events. Each paper also considers the case for, and potential role of, an independent centre of expertise on MSEs and human rights.
MSE Platform members are working together to develop more comprehensive, consistent, and accountable approaches to managing social risks and adverse human rights impacts arising from MSEs, and overcome the barriers to better knowledge transfer and good practice within and between sport traditions and events. This collective action seeks to raise awareness, innovate, advocate, educate, drive positive change, and give a voice to those most affected.
The Sporting Chance White Papers are the first step in this process, and the MSE Platform will be regularly updating the new dedicated portal at megasportingevents.orgthroughout the year to highlight the latest work, news, and events on MSEs and human rights.
Each White Paper has been published as “Version 1” and the MSE Platform would welcome comments, input, and expressions of support with regard to future iterations or research on each topic, as well as other critical topics for development in 2017 such as gender, LGBT+, and more.