Switzerland played a key role in the establishment of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR) in Geneva. The CSHR's primary goal is to promote respect for human rights, particularly at major international sporting events.
The CSHR is supported by governments, the IOC and FIFA, athletes, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, international employers' and workers' associations, human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and international companies that sponsor major sporting events. These stakeholders have come together to develop processes to align major sporting events with human rights.
The CSHR is hosted by the Institute for Human Rights and Business in Geneva. Former Irish President Mary Robinson has chaired the CSHR since its inception in June 2018.
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