International Sporting Events and Human Rights

This work tests the relationship between international sporting events and human rights. It finds that hosts are sensitive to the increased attention their position brings and are more likely to then behave themselves.

Author: Zack Bowersox

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498562191

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This work tests the relationship between international sporting events and human rights. It finds that hosts are sensitive to the increased attention their position brings and are more likely to then behave themselves.

Leveraging the ILO for Human Rights and Workers Rights in International Sporting Events

Sports play a central role in quality education for all, and sports have been found to advance public health, and international sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup have great potential to advance human rights.

Author: Dantam Le




Page: 21

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Sports play a central role in quality education for all, and sports have been found to advance public health, and international sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup have great potential to advance human rights. The author argues that although the International Labour Organization (ILO) has become more effective in dealing with human rights and workers' rights violations that occur in connection with these international sporting events, the ILO needs to enact more stringent enforcement mechanisms to force countries to comply with the ILO standards by working closely with the International Olympics Committee and Federation Internationale de Football Association. Part II gives an introduction to the ILO and explores what the ILO has done to address labor abuses in connection with international sporting events. Part III discusses various proposals through which the ILO could enforce human rights and workers' rights violations in sports. Part IV explores current academic theories on how to combat the human rights and labor abuses connected with mega-sporting events. Part V is a survey of the ILO response to the recent Olympics and World Cup human rights and workers' rights violations, and part VI briefly concludes the paper.

Major Sporting Events

The Guardian, November 21. Jennings, W. 2012. Olympic Risks. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Kelso, P. 2004. “Human Rights Shadow over Beijing Games.

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351334247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

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Sport has long been used as a tool for political gain and many major sporting events are now often framed as a panacea to help combat issues such as rising obesity rates, decreasing physical activity levels and wider urban decline. In reality though, fostering a temporary ‘feel-good factor’ is the most that many of these events can ever achieve even though a number are now sold on the popular rhetoric of legacy. Drawing upon a range of events and the work of international scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, this collection offers insights into the ways in which events outside of the big two are (re)positioned as part of the wider sporting landscape. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Sport in Society.

International Law and

When they purchase tickets for international sports events, ... FOR HUMAN RIGHTS It has been shown that international sports associations are addressees of ...

Author: August Reinisch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509908145

Category: Law

Page: 560

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The European Society of International Law (ESIL) is known for its particularly dynamic character. After 10 years of existence it has proved that it is one of the most cutting-edge scholarly associations in the field of public international law. At its 10th Anniversary Conference in September 2014, which was held in Vienna, participants assembled in order to discuss 'International law and...', the proceedings of which are published here. Going beyond the usual related disciplines of political science, international relations, economics and history, this conference ventured into less well-trodden paths, exploring the links between international law and cinema, philosophy, sports, the arts and other areas of human endeavour. As the proceedings show, it is clear that international law has long been influenced by other fields of law and other disciplines. They also explore whether the boundaries of international law have been crossed and, if so, in what ways.

Sport Integrity

Sport events and human rights: Positive promotion or negative ... Understanding International Sport Organisations: Principles, power and possibilities.

Author: Andy Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000054810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 126

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Sport Integrity examines sports integrity from a range of disciplinary perspectives that will help to enhance the reader’s understanding of this burgeoning problematic in sports management. Securing and promoting the integrity of sport has become one of the critical tasks for the governance and management of sport at professional, elite and non-elite levels. Threats to the integrity of sport manifest themselves in an array of guises, and include problems such as match-fixing, corruption, and the poor governance and management of sport. To reflect these diverse difficulties, this volume brings together authors from different nationalities to examine specific problems from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Together, these contributors enhance the empirical and theoretical foundations of sports integrity and place ethical considerations at the heart of the discussions to improve the management of sport. Sport Integrity will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of sport management, sport and ethics and sports governance. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Global Sport Management.

The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

... that international sports have become a very public platform for human rights ... examine and suggest ways in which sport and major sporting events, ...

Author: Anja Mihr

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473907195

Category: Political Science

Page: 1136

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The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature. Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

Human Rights and Events Leisure and Sport

Sport and human rights. Sport in Society, 11(4), 381–394. Fleay, C. (2012). Transnational activism, Amnesty International and human rights in China: The ...

Author: Jayne Caudwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429687508

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 122

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This edited book aims to capture the functioning of human rights and civil activism at the level of the relationships between the individual and the social, and in relation to abuses, contestations, and transformations. Chapters cover the ways human rights are denied, articulated, and not realised. Mega-events, either sporting or otherwise (e.g. Gay Pride), tend to be the focus of this inquiry, although there are important contributions on grassroots non-governmental organisations. Overall, a range of research methodologies are deployed; the chapters vary between using primary research, using commissioned research, and presenting theoretically grounded arguments. The tendency is towards approaches that capture the empirical, everyday experiences, e.g. ethnography, autoethnography, interviews, focus groups, and observation. This book was originally published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

World Report 2015

Events of 2014 Human Rights Watch ... For all future mega-sporting events, evaluations of candidates should include human rights benchmarks, including those ...

Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447325486

Category: Political Science

Page: 700

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CUSTOMERS IN NORTH AMERICA: COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM WWW.SEVENSTORIES.COM The 25th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2014 by Human Rights Watch staff in close partnership with domestic rights activists. The World Report 2015 focuses in particular on the roles--positive or negative--played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth’s introduction addresses the tumultuous events of the past year, and describes inattention to human rights as an aggravating factor in the rise of brutal non-state actors such as ISIS and Boko Haram. Other essays focus on the strangulation of civil society by both repressive and so-called democratic countries; the need to keep surveillance on the human rights agenda; the alarming rise of explosive weapons in populated areas; and human rights abuses linked to mega-sporting events.

The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport Leisure and Physical Education

7) In terms of sporting events, it is possible for national governments to ... FIFA advertised for a Human Rights Manager (see: http://www.globalsportsjobs ...

Author: Louise Mansfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137533188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 888

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This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.

Ambush Marketing the Mega Event Monopoly

This is the first book to focus critically on the legitimacy of legal responses to ambush marketing. It comprehensively examines recent sports mega-events and the special laws which combat ambushing. The approach of the book is novel.

Author: Andre M. Louw

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 906704864X

Category: Law

Page: 764

View: 389

This book undertakes a critical examination of commercial rights to sports mega-events (focusing on sponsorship), the exclusivity of such rights and the legal implications of the modern mega-event sponsorship model. It examines ambush marketing of events and the law’s treatment of ambushing (specifically in the form of sui generis event legislation) in a review of 10 major jurisdictions selected on the basis of the importance of the events they are to host in the near future or have hosted recently, and the relevant domestic legislation. It critically examines the legitimacy of such commercial rights protection by means of the use of laws in the context of accepted principles of intellectual property law, competition law and human rights law. Specifically, it questions the legitimacy of the creation of statutory ‘association rights’ to mega-events, and considers potential future developments in respect of the law’s treatment of mega-event commercialisation. Valuable for practitioners and academics (in the fields of sportslaw/sponsorship/marketing/intellectual property law); sports administrators (sports governing bodies); corporate sponsors of sports and other events; potential mega-event host governments and law-makers; civil rights organisations.

International Sports Events

... the Olympics different from other international sports events and facilitates ... lucrative Chinese market, regardless of the many human rights issues.

Author: Richard Shipway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136475621

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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This book offers new insight into International Sports Events (ISEs), examining the relationship between sport, tourism and events. It assesses sports events through the lens of both sports participants and spectators, based on three primary themes: impacts, experiences and identities. The first section of the book contributes to the future development of knowledge by analyzing the impact of sport events and their legacies from economic, environmental, social, sporting, political and cultural perspectives – an understanding of the impacts and potential legacies of sports events is fundamental to their future development. In the second section of the book, the focus moves from impact and legacy issues towards exploring consumer behaviour and participant experiences at a diverse selection of International Sports Events. The emphasis within this section is grounded within the tourism dimension of sports events. Section three of the book highlights the dominant role of identity at a diverse selection of sports events, and demonstrates how that identity is displayed whilst either watching or participating in sport and leisure. The book provides an international analysis drawing on emerging empirical research conducted across a diverse range of sport and leisure activities and contrasting locations. Linked to the three underlying themes of the book, a future research agenda for International Sports Events is provided which is centred on four key pillars: impact, identity, internationalization and interdisciplinary research. This timely book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics studying Event Management, Sport Management and Sport Tourism.

Sports Events Society and Culture

Artz, D.E. (1996) Religious human rights in Muslim states of the Middle East and North Africa religious human rights in the world today: A report on the ...

Author: Katherine Dashper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134053274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed debate regarding conceptualisation, significance and roles. This edited collection explores the core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the associated issues of conflict, resistance and power. Chapters promote a critical (re)evaluation of emerging empirical research from a diverse range of sports events and locations from the international to local level. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies. Written by leading academics in the area, this thorough exploration of the contested relationship between sports events, society and culture will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in Events, Sport, Tourism and Sociology.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Student Edition

Human Rights Watch, an international organization dedicated to defending human ... rights and social issues while governing international sporting events.

Author: Ken Kaser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0357362586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

View: 458

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING, 5E expertly introduces industry skills from market planning to promotions and selling with popular sports and entertainment industry examples as the foundation for learning marketing concepts. Crucial topics like the channels of distribution, global issues, customer service and economic principles make direct connections to real-life businesses, famous athletes, and celebrities. Students work in teams to build out an expansive marketing portfolio as they apply marketing functions to real-world scenarios and strategies from awards show nominations, to analyzing super bowl ads, to planning successful product endorsements. Chapter content, features, and critical-thinking activities lead students to analyze the merits of marketing roles from influencers to third party social media companies as well as emerging strategies in social networking, data collection, fan engagement and promotions. Features throughout the textbook encourage students to research, solve problems related to exciting industries, and present their findings via group projects and preparation for BPA, DECA, and FBLA competitive events. This edition has been updated to NBEA standards, the Precision Exams Sports and Entertainment Marketing industry certification, and current CTSO performance indicators. MindTap for Sports and Entertainment Marketing, 5th edition is the online learning solution for career and technical education courses that helps teachers engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Real-time course analytics and an interactive eBook, MindTap helps teachers organize and engage students. Whether you teach this course in the classroom, or in hybrid and distance learning models. MindTap for this title includes current news articles delivered by RSS feeds, digital portfolio instructions, and data analytics as well as study tools like flashcards & practice quizzes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Report of the Human Rights Council

... sport and major sporting events, such as the International Federation of ... can be used to promote human rights and strengthen universal respect for ...

Author: United Nations Department of General Assembly and Conference Management

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9210573897

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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This report presents the resolutions and decisions, as well as the President's statements adopted by the Human Rights Council at its twentieth special session (20 January 2014), its twenty-fifth (3-28 March 2014) and twenty-sixth session (10-27 June 2014), and its twenty-first special session (23 July 2014).

Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

International sport management, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. ... Available < ...

Author: Milena M. Parent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135104379

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 444

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From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events, including one-off and recurring events, and single-sport and multi-sport events. The book adopts a unique stakeholder perspective, structured around the groups and individuals who have an interest in and co-create sports events, including organising committees, promoters, sport organisations, spectators, community groups, sponsors, host governments, the media and NGOs. Each chapter addresses a specific stakeholder, defines that stakeholder and its relationships with sports events, describes the managerial requirements for a successful event, assesses current research and directions for future research, and outlines the normative dimensions of stakeholder engagement (such as sustainability and legacy). No other book takes such a broad view of sports event management, surveying key theory, current research, best practice, and moral and ethical considerations in one volume. With contributions from leading sport and event scholars from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport management, sport development, sport policy or events.

Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality

The event combined sports, culture, and human rights activism. ... The World OutGames is sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association ...

Author: Jeff Guaracino

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 1939594197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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To research this book, the authors traveled to six continents, interviewed nearly a hundred industry experts, and analyzed multiple emerging trends among LGBT travelers. The Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality is an easy-to-read, practical, and relevant guidebook with a simple goal: to help marketing professionals, business owners, and allied professionals compete in the increasingly competitive global LGBT travel and hospitality industry.

The Olympic Games

... as the biggest international sporting events become the 'baubles of choice ... Addressing human rights abuses in the context of sport, Sports for Rights ...

Author: Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1838677755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 985

Do the Olympic Games really live up to their glowing reputation? As the biggest global sport mega-event, the Olympic Games command public and media attention, while Olympic mythology and ritual obscure their underlying function as a profit-making business enterprise.

Uniquely Human The Basis of Human Rights

The International Olympics is the most ambitious attempt to bring together ... there are few things that can compete with international sporting events' ...

Author: Gabriel Moran

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483685659

Category: Self-Help

Page: 370

View: 929

The basis of human rights remains in need of exploration. The effectiveness of the language of human rights is threatened by its widespread but uncritical use. This book is neither a sermon to believers nor an attack by a skeptic. It is a critical look at the basis of those few rights that are genuinely universal, for example, a right not to be tortured or a right to basic subsistence. A human right is a claim that every human being can make on the whole human race. The rights that are specifically human arise from a human respect for all living beings. There is still a widespread assumption that "human rights" is just another name for the confused idea of "natural rights" from the eighteenth century, rights that were promulgated by and for adult white males. The authors of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 assumed that they were reformulating an old idea. Instead, they were beginning a new idea. Human rights can be realized only through conversations across differences within gender, age, culture and religion. This book traces those continuing conversations that fill out the diversity within the unity of the human race. The convergence of many particular traditions creates a human tradition that can sustain human rights as a standard of moral conduct for all nations.

The Ideals of Global Sport

From Peace to Human Rights Barbara J. Keys ... the moral benefits of international sporting events than the highly amorphous ideals of friendship and peace, ...

Author: Barbara J. Keys

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812251504

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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"Sport has the power to change the world," South African president Nelson Mandela told the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo in 2000. Today, we are inundated with similar claims—from politicians, diplomats, intellectuals, journalists, athletes, and fans—about the many ways that international sports competitions make the world a better place. Promoters of the Olympic Games and similar global sports events have spent more than a century telling us that these festivals offer a multitude of "goods": that they foster friendship and mutual understanding among peoples and nations, promote peace, combat racism, and spread democracy. In recent years boosters have suggested that sports mega-events can advance environmental protection in a world threatened by climate change, stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in developing nations, and promote human rights in repressive countries. If the claims are to be believed, sport is the most powerful and effective form of idealistic internationalism on the planet. The Ideals of Global Sport investigates these grandiose claims, peeling away the hype to reveal the reality: that shockingly little evidence underpins these endlessly repeated assertions. The essays, written by scholars from many regions and disciplines and drawn from an exceptionally diverse array of sources, show that these bold claims were sometimes cleverly leveraged by activist groups to pressure sports bodies into supporting moral causes. But the essays methodically debunk sports organizations' inflated proclamations about the record of their contributions to peace, mutual understanding, antiracism, and democracy. Exposing enduring shortcomings in the newer realm of human rights protection, from the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games to Brazil's 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, The Ideals of Global Sport suggests that sport's idealistic pretensions can have distinctly non-idealistic side effects, distracting from the staggering financial costs of hosting the events, serving corporate interests, and aiding the spread of neoliberal globalization. Contributors: Jules Boykoff, Susan Brownell, Roland Burke, Simon Creak, Dmitry Dubrovsky, Joon Seok Hong, Barbara J. Keys, Renate Nagamine, João Roriz, Robert Skinner.