The move by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to incorporate human rights principles in its Host City Contract in accordance with recommendations made by a coalition of rights, athletes’ and transparency organisations could help prevent major abuses by future Olympic hosts, the Sports and Rights Alliance said today. The revised Host City Contract was finalised in January 2017, and will first apply to the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Olympics: Revised Host City Contract to Include Human Rights
Bangladesh: Dozens of Workers Jailed for StrikingThe ITUC has condemned the imprisonment by the Bangladesh authorities of at least 26 garment workers, including several union representatives, for participating in strike action in favour of a living minimum wage.
Brazil: Inter-American Court Decision a Victory in Fight Against SlaveryThe ITUC has welcomed a call from the ILO’s Brazil office for land redistribution to combat forced labour in the country, following a landmark ruling by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights holding the government responsible for providing compensation to 125 slaves held at a ranch in Para State.
Kazakhstan: Repression of Independent Trade UnionsThe ITUC has written to the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to demand the release of imprisoned trade unionists and an end to repression of the ITUC-affiliated Confederation of Independent Trade Union of Kazakhstan KNPRK and its affiliates.
Investing in Care in Emerging Economies – Jobs and Inclusive GrowthA new ITUC report released today shows the potential for jobs and economic growth of investing in care and physical infrastructure in emerging economies.
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