"Human Rights in Sport" Seminar in Strasbourg

Lisa Kalina
November 25, 2019

ENSE participated in the seminar on “Human Rights in Sport”, which was held at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on the 20th of November 2019.

The event was organized by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) Secretariat with the support of various entities such as the Secretariat of the Anti-doping Convention, the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) and the European Court of Human Rights.

In this one-day seminar, stakeholders were informed about recent developments on human rights in sport from both a governmental perspective as well as through the lens of sports organisations.

During the seminar bilingual parallel workshops took place, fostering interesting discussions with key stakeholders in the respective fields.  The discussion featured in these workshops dealt with the discrimination against the LGBTI community in sport, the economic and social rights of athletes, the freedom of the sports press as well as the right to physical activity.

Thanks to EPAS and the Council of Europe for organizing the seminar and offering a platform to exchange views with specialists from sports ministries, sports organisations, academics and human rights experts from across Europe. 

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