Sport and Rights

The ITUC is part of the Sport & Rights Alliance (SRA), a global coalition of trade unions and NGOs working together to embed workers’ and other human rights and anti-corruption across world sport and to promote the rights and well-being of those most affected by human rights risks associated with the delivery of sport, including children, women, activists, minorities, fans, athletes, and other workers.

The SRA was founded in early 2015 to pressure global sports bodies to ensure their decision-making and operations respect international standards for human rights, labour rights, and anti-corruption, in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The ITUC is a founder member of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, an independent human rights organisation for the world of sport. Its mission is to advance a world of sport that fully respects and promotes human rights, including workers’ rights, by generating awareness, preventing human rights violations linked to sport and ensuring effective remedy for those who experience human rights abuses.