Workshop on Implementing Respect for Human Rights in Sporting Events: Two years to go for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games
The Centre for Sport and Human Rights & Caux Round Table Japan will hold a workshop on Implementing Respect for Human Rights in Sporting Events:Two years to go for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games on 10th September 2018.
Further information on the workshop is here.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for the Olympic & Paralympic Games (TOCOG) has been engaging on sustainability issues since it was awarded the Games in 2013. This includes a High Level Sustainability Plan, Games Sustainability Policy, Sustainable Sourcing Code and specific sector supplements on timber, palm oil, fisheries, agricultural products, livestock, and paper. In April 2018, TOCOG established a grievance mechanism in relation to sourcing impacts.
In September 2017, a workshop was convened in Japan bringing TOCOG together with local and international sponsors, civil society, and expert organisations. Focusing on human rights risks, best practices, and grievance mechanisms, the objective of the workshop was to support all actors involved in preparing and delivering the Tokyo 2020 Games to fully embrace and operationalise their human rights duties and responsibilities.
Twelve months later, on 10th September 2018, a follow-on workshop is being convened again in Tokyo, hosted by the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and Caux Round Table Japan. The workshop will review progress over the past year by different host actors in Japan to respond to potential impacts associated with the Games and what remains with two years to go until the 2020 Games.
Japanese-English translation will be provided.
Prior registration is required.
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