Sport mega-event governance and human rights : the ‘Ruggie principles’, responsibility and directions / Seamus Byrne, Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen

Byrne, Seamus | Ludvigsen, Jan Andre Lee

In recent years, the discourses surrounding human rights and sport mega-events (SMEs) have grown immensely. These are often directed towards sport’s governing bodies responsible for the administration of these mega-events. Tapping into the growing scholarship, this article aims to advance the fields of sport, leisure and human rights. By reconsidering the commercial nature of sports’ governing bodies (focusing on IOC and FIFA), the authors argue that what is commonly referred to as the ‘Ruggie principles’ both can and should be applied to FIFA and IOC’s practices and event-related operations.

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