The Department of Law and Criminology, the Centre for Sports Law Research and the International Justice and Human Rights Unit are pleased to announce a Seminar on Sport and Human Rights.

Sport is a global system that generates its own rules and principles, but operates in the context of universal values, such as fair play, right to participate, and solidarity. Amongst these values, the protection of human rights of athletes, sportspeople, workers and fans must be upheld. The “Sport and Human Rights” seminar will highlight the challenges faced by a private system bound to apply public standards.

Topics for discussion include:

Children’s Rights and Sport
Human Rights and Sports Governing Bodies
The International Olympic Committee and Freedom of Speech


Professor Mark James, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Eleanor Drywood, Liverpool University
Dr Leanne O’Leary, Edge Hill University


Date: Tuesday March 31st 2020
Location: Law and Psychology Building, Edge Hill University
Event: 2pm- 4pm
Reception: 4pm – 4.30pm