Shift’s Rachel Davis on the Responsibility of Global Sports Bodies to Respect Human Rights when hosting Mega Sporting Events

In January 2022, Shift’s Rachel Davis was interviewed by Marina Schweizer (Deutschlandradio) in the lead to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The conversation addressed the expectation that exists for global sports bodies – like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA – to respect human rights, under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the scope of the risks that they need to consider; and an approach to due diligence as part of organizing mega sporting events.

The original resource may be found here, along with the transcription of the interview in German.

“It’s about sports bodies building the muscle to do human rights due diligence and getting used to doing it as part of organizing major events.”

rachel davis | Vice President of Shift