[Conference] Empowering athletes’ human rights: Global research conference on athletes’ rights

23 October 2024
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Institute
  • Organiser: The Centre for Sport and Human Rights, The Asser Institute, Human Rights Empowered Through Athletes Rights (H.E.R.O)
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The newly launched ‘Global Sport and Human Rights Research Network’, an initiative jointly hosted by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, together with the European Union-funded project ‘Human Rights Empowered Through Athletes Rights (H.E.R.O.)' is organising a conference on October 23 in The Hague, to map the field of athletes' rights and engage in critical discussions on protection of these rights and how to prevent rights violations.

The conference will kick off with a presentation by the H.E.R.O. team on their research results, followed by three panels on different aspects related to the topic of athletes’ rights.

Researchers from disciplines related to sport and human rights are invited to submit their abstracts of maximum 300 words, focusing, for example, on:

  • Case studies of human rights violations affecting athletes
  • The functioning and effectiveness of existing processes to protect the human rights of athletes
  • Gaps in athletes’ rights protection
  • Overlapping and conflicting rights
  • Dispute resolution and enforcement of athletes’ rights
  • Engagement of athletes’ voices in sport governance

A limited number of travel and accommodation grants are available to the participants who do not have a travel budget. Researchers can submit their abstracts to Dr Daniela Heerdt (d.heerdt@asser.nl) by 31 July 2024. If you would like to apply for the travel grant, please contact conferencemanager@asser.nl for more details.

Read the full call here.

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