2006 Football World Cup (Germany) :
The Council of Europe joins fight against trafficking in women
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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), during its session of April 2006, expressed its concern that between 30 000 and 60 000 women might be the object of trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation at the forthcoming Football World Cup in Germany and asked FIFA to firmly condemn trafficking in women.

“In its capacity as World Cup organiser, FIFA must also assume its responsibility to condemn the exploitation of women, which sometimes, highly regrettably, accompanies the holding of sports events, and therefore to denounce any activities that threaten human rights”, said PACE members. (more…)

Adopted Resolution
Verbatim report
Mrs Vermot-Mangold's report
Video of the press conference

World Cup Fan Convention on Fair Play and Anti-Discrimination
On the eve of the Football World Cup, the Council of Europe and Europa-Park are organising a four-day European Fan Convention in Rust ( Germany ), from 4 to 7 June 2006 . The Convention brings together around 150 young people from the 14 European countries participating in the World Cup, as well as fans from non-European countries.
Special file

Adopted in 1992, the European Sports Charter is the basis for the Council of Europe's work in this area. It establishes several principles which form the European model for sport, including non-discrimination to give everyone access to sports activities irrespective of sex, race, colour, language, religion and other factors. (more…)

  Fight against trafficking in human beings
Theme file
Reference website
Euronews report
  Council of Europe and sport
Reference website
Spectator violence
Special file: Fight against doping
Special file: Sport for all

Sport and violence in Europe
Publishing website

  Useful links

Official site for the 2006 world cup
Amnesty International