Sport brings people together. At its best, it contributes to their health and happiness, breaking down barriers and building trust and community spirit. For over four decades, the Council of Europe has advocated fair play and respect in sport, tackling corruption and helping make sport safe, ethical and accessible to all. This work contributes to the creation of inclusive, democratic societies which respect human rights and the rule of law – the Council of Europe’s raison d’être.

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Anti-Doping proceedings must be fair

Anti-doping Convention 21 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Recommendation on fair procedure applicable to anti-doping proceedings in sport aims at ensuring that the essential safeguards of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights fully apply to anti-doping proceedings. Council of Europe core values such as fairness and equality shall be...

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"Advancing Human rights, democracy and the rule of law in and through sport":  discover the Council of Europe’s priorities for Sport for 2022-2025

Sport Division 25 February 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has set its priorities in the field of sport for the next four years (2022-2025), in accordance with the strategic framework of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the decisions taken at the Hamburg Ministerial Session (May 2021). In the light of the evolving...

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