World Athletics' Council appoints Human Rights Working Group
17 Feb 2021
Author - Centre for Sport and Human Rights
In July 2020, the World Athletics' Council appointed a Human Rights Working Group. The Working Group has been tasked with developing a human rights framework for the organisation and making any recommendations to further implement human rights at World Athletics. The Working Group is made up of seven members with representatives from all regions, including Council members.
The Working Group is receiving expert advice from the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and Rachel Davis of Shift on relevant human rights standards and their implications for World Athletics' operations. The Working Group will report to the World Athletics Council later this year.
The Centre may make an independent comment on the final report, and if we do so, the Working Group will include this within the report itself.