Human Rights & Mega Sport Events

On Wednesday 12 July 2017, EuropeActive was invited by the European Parliament Sport Intergroup to a discussion breakfast on human rights & mega sport events. The speakers presented the Russia situation regarding the violation of human rights in the context of the football world cup scheduled for next summer.

Lately, the violation of human rights in mega sport events (e.g. Rio 2016, Russia 2018, Qatar 2022) has drawn the public attention worldwide. The violations have included the displacements of disadvantaged social groups, exploitative working conditions of migrant workers on the construction sites, the discrimination of gays and lesbians or the use of child labour in the sporting goods manufacturing.