Centre for Sports and Human Rights reports on human rights plans in potential FIFA 2026 host cities

13 May 2022
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The Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR) has collaborated with international law firm Clifford Chance to produce an overview of candidate cities’ diverse plans to address the human rights impacts of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The report signifies the importance of proposed initiatives to advance all human rights commitments, including those of environmental, housing and worker’s rights.

Submissions from all 22 candidate cities were analysed by CSHR and Clifford Chance in relation to 7 areas:

1) Anti-Discrimination & Inclusion
2) Environment
3) Freedom of Assembly, Expression & the Press
4) Housing, Property & Land Rights
5) Safety & Security
6) Workers’ Rights
7) Complaints, Grievance Mechanisms & Remedy

Read the full overview of each cities’ human rights strategies here


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