Private security plays a critical role in securing sporting events around the world. From providing stewards and guarding venues, to protecting the athletes themselves, the demand for private security providers at some of the world’s largest sporting events can be enormous. So what are the human rights risks that sports take for the organisation of mega sporting events, and what can they do to minimize these risks?
With the Qatar 2022 World Cup in full swing, our expert panel unpacked some of the issues at play as we consider what’s at stake when mega sporting events, private security and human rights interact.
- Guido Battaglia, Head of Policy & Outreach, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
- Michael Leahy, Policy & Strategic Projects, FIFPRO
- Ronan Evain, Executive Director, Football Supporters Europe
- Rémy Friedmann, Senior Advisor, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland
- Magali Martowicz, Head of Human Rights, International Olympic Committee
Moderator: Nuala Walsh, CEO, MindEquity
Venue: Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève, Rue de Saint-Jean 98, 1201 Geneva
Organised in partnership with the Center for Sport and Human Rights