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9 September 2022

“The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Strategic Framework on Human Rights was approved today by the IOC Executive Board (EB).”

“The Framework will fundamentally shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are respected within their respective remits.”

“In line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5, the IOC Strategic Framework on Human Rights covers and provides specific action plans for each of the IOC’s three spheres of activity: the IOC as an organisation, as owner of the Olympic Games, and as leader of the Olympic Movement.”

“This new strengthened approach will inform processes and decisions related to the IOC administration and supply chain, the selection of future Olympic Games hosts and the delivery of the Olympic Games, as well as athletes’ representation, and safe and inclusive sport.”

“The Framework builds on the work undertaken over the last few years by the IOC to address human rights questions within the scope of its responsibility, and recent recommendations from experts. It expands on the key principles that were presented to the 139th IOC Session on 4 May 2022.”

“The Framework builds on the recommendations produced in March 2020 by Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, former United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Rachel Davis, Vice-President and Co-Founder of Shift, the centre of expertise on the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).Key outcomes of this consultation with experts were to date the establishment of an IOC Human Rights Unit in March 2021 and the release of the IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations in November 2021.”

“The overarching mission of the Olympic Movement is to contribute through sport to a better world. Human rights are in fact firmly anchored in the Olympic Charter. We will be strengthening this even further in the future. Our mission, to put sport at the service of humankind, therefore goes hand-in-hand with human rights,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. He continued: “I want to thank Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Rachel Davis for their work. They built the basis for this Strategic Framework on Human Rights for the Olympic Movement.”

 

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“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has approved its Strategic Framework on Human Rights, which includes a provision to drive "best practices in the selection of future Olympic Games hosts."

“A 50-page document released by the IOC details the ways in which the organisation plans to use the framework to shape its, the Olympic Games' and the Olympic Movement's working practices, and ensure that human rights are respected "within their respective remits."

 

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“GENEVA (AP)—The IOC approved its human rights strategy on Friday, completing a years-long process months after the Beijing Olympics brought scrutiny on how sports engage with a host nation’s record on discrimination and civil liberties.”

“The 50-page Olympic document guided by United Nations principles was also published one week after the outgoing U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet released a report that said China’s detention of Uyghurs and other ethnic groups may be a crime against humanity.”

 

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“This framework was developed in response to Recommendation 13 of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and will shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are respected within their respective remits.”

 

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Does anyone seriously buy this charade? Does anyone actually believe the ICO would consider this in their host selection? This nothing more than a PR stunt. Until the IOC tells the likes of China or any other Olympic host wannabe ruled by a despot that they can forget hosting until there is actual evidence of human rights improvements, then this means nothing.

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43 minutes ago, stryker said:

Does anyone seriously buy this charade? Does anyone actually believe the ICO would consider this in their host selection? This nothing more than a PR stunt. Until the IOC tells the likes of China or any other Olympic host wannabe ruled by a despot that they can forget hosting until there is actual evidence of human rights improvements, then this means nothing.

The IOC seems to do some back room business to get Russia and Belarus into the (sports) picture again asap. That is all you need to know about their interest in human rights.

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1 minute ago, AustralianFan said:

Do you have any evidence of this ?

It has been reported through several channels. Both the President of USOPC and the Secretary General of FIS have indicated that there were behind the doors discussions to find a way to let Russian and Belarus athletes go back to competition.

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1 hour ago, cfm Jeremie said:

It has been reported through several channels. Both the President of USOPC and the Secretary General of FIS have indicated that there were behind the doors discussions to find a way to let Russian and Belarus athletes go back to competition.

Media speculation about “behind the door discussion” is not evidence that the International Olympic Committee are bringing back Russia and Belarus into the fold.

Sorry, it’s not. Far from it.

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1 hour ago, cfm Jeremie said:

It has been reported through several channels. Both the President of USOPC and the Secretary General of FIS have indicated that there were behind the doors discussions to find a way to let Russian and Belarus athletes go back to competition.

You’re talking about this report ?

 

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“The overlord of the Olympic Games has been under pressure to overhaul its approach when it comes to questions of moral principles and standards.”

”The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which were held against a backdrop of controversy, was the latest event that highlighted the IOC’s failure to properly address matters of basic human decency.“

 

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On 9/24/2022 at 12:24 PM, AustralianFan said:

Media speculation about “behind the door discussion” is not evidence that the International Olympic Committee are bringing back Russia and Belarus into the fold.

Sorry, it’s not. Far from it.

Well, there's this...

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1128694/ioc-bach-russian-athletes-return-hint

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  • The Centre for Sport and Human Rights welcomes the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board approval of their Strategic Framework on Human Rights made on Friday, 9 September, 2022. This framework was developed in response to Recommendation 13 of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and will shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are respected within their respective remits.
  • The process leading to this approval began in 2020, when the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein and Shift’s Rachel Davis published recommendations which the IOC then formalised in their commitment to human rights in Agenda 2020+5 in March 2021.
  • The IOC then established a formal Human Rights unit within its Corporate and Sustainable Development department in April 2021 – a demonstration of taking action and making progressive steps forward. In May this year, the IOC published a progress update introducing the principles and approach to developing the now published framework.

The Centre for Sport and Human Rights - 13 September 2022

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5 hours ago, Australian Kiwi said:

Its cute when the IOC cosplays UN . 

Incredible delusions of grandeur. 

I know, right?

Personally, the first organisation I always think of when I hear the words “human rights” and “climate change” is the International Olympic Committee.
Right up there with JA Samaranch campaigning for the Nobel Peace Prize… 

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6 hours ago, Australian Kiwi said:

Its cute when the IOC cosplays UN . 

Incredible delusions of grandeur. 

 

1 hour ago, AustralianFan said:

 

  • The Centre for Sport and Human Rights welcomes the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board approval of their Strategic Framework on Human Rights made on Friday, 9 September, 2022. This framework was developed in response to Recommendation 13 of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and will shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are respected within their respective remits.
  • The process leading to this approval began in 2020, when the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein and Shift’s Rachel Davis published recommendations which the IOC then formalised in their commitment to human rights in Agenda 2020+5 in March 2021.
  • The IOC then established a formal Human Rights unit within its Corporate and Sustainable Development department in April 2021 – a demonstration of taking action and making progressive steps forward. In May this year, the IOC published a progress update introducing the principles and approach to developing the now published framework.

The Centre for Sport and Human Rights - 13 September 2022

 

1 hour ago, Sir Rols said:

I know, right?

Personally, the first organisation I always think of when I hear the words “human rights” and “climate change” is the International Olympic Committee.
Right up there with JA Samaranch campaigning for the Nobel Peace Prize… 

Actions speak louder than words.

It’s now up to the IOC to put these words into action on advice from their newly established IOC Human Rights Advisory Comittee.

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