[Summer programme] The governance of sport and human rights

05 - 09 September 2022
  • Starts at: 09:30h
  • Fee: € 1.295,00 (Regular price) € 750,00 (Student/NGO)
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
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Join us for our unique summer programme on ‘The governance of sport and human rights’ taking place in person at the Asser Institute in The Hague 5-9 September 2022, jointly organised by the Asser Institute and the Centre for Sport and Human Rights. The programme is a first of its kind focusing on the link between the governance of sport and human rights, and zooming in on a number of challenges underlying this link, such as the human rights impacts of mega-sporting events, the rights of child athletes, remedies for sport-related human rights harms, and more. 

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Tackling contemporary human rights challenges in sport

The programme brings together the latest in academic research with practical experiences from working in the field in an interactive package, fostering productive exchanges between the speakers and participants. Theoretical knowledge will be complemented by exposure to hands-on know-how and concrete case studies, such as the management of human rights and labour rights risks in the context of the Qatar World Cup.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts from the Asser Institute, the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, and FIFPro, as well as high-profile external speakers from both academia and practice. 

Please see below the list of confirmed speakers and organisations and more details on the topics covered.


 What will you gain?

  • An extensive introduction to the emergence of the sport and human rights movement
  • A comprehensive overview of the latest developments in (the interplay between) human rights and sports governance
  • Practical know-how to manage human rights matters in the context of sporting organisations
  • Practical know-how to deal with human rights risks in the context of sporting events
  • Practical know-how to access remedy in human rights disputes
  • The opportunity to engage in discussions and network with leading academics and professionals 

Topics addressed in this summer programme include:

  • The emergence of the sport and human rights discussion/movement
  • The integration of human rights in the governance of sport
  • The protection of human rights at mega-sporting events
  • Athletes’ rights
  • Access to remedy for sport-related human rights harms

Confirmed speakers & organisations

  • Dr Daniela Heerdt (Asser Institute)
  • Dr Antoine Duval (Asser Institute)
  • Centre for Sport and Human Rights
  • FIFPro
  • Dr Andreas Graf (FIFA)
  • Andrea Florence (World Player’s Association & Sport & Rights Alliance)
  • Ambet Yuson (BWI)
  • Dr Jörg Krieger (Aarhus University)

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Daniela Heerdt is a researcher in the strand on transnational public interests: constituting public interest beyond and below the state. Daniela specialises in public international law and human rights law and defended her PhD project entitled 'Blurred Lines of Responsibility and Accountability – Human Rights Abuses at Mega-Sporting Events' in April 2021 at Tilburg University. 

Daniela also works as independent consultant in the field of sport and human rights for the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, or the European Parliament, among other clients from the sports ecosystem.

Registration and questions
To register for the summer programme, please click here or on the red register button above to fill out the form. Please read the registration terms & conditions carefully before registration. For inquiries on registration and the programme, please contact: educationtraining@asser.nl.

For more information or questions, please contact educationtraining@asser.nl.