Following a decision by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 15 June 2022, the Centre for Sport and Human Rights has become the 30th member of the Consultative Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).
The Centre for Sport and Human Rights aims to promote human rights in sport by generating awareness, building capacity and delivering impact. They pursue this mission by upholding and promoting the Sporting Chance Principles, engaging stakeholders and strengthening accountability through collective action in:
- Enabling Prevention of human rights violations linked to sport,
- Ensuring Remedy that is effective, accessible and available for those who experience human rights abuses, and
- Harnessing Opportunities to promote human rights in sport that contribute to positive impacts and benefits for all.
The Centre for Sport and Human Rights’ Convergence 2025 sets out a strategic plan to contribute to transforming sport at every level in ways that are consistent with international human rights, labour and sustainability standards, which is perfectly in line with EPAS’s goals and work programme.
As a member of the Consultative Committee, the Centre for Sport and Human Rights will be, together with 29 other organisations, in a privileged position to contribute to the work of EPAS, fostering dialogue between the members of sports organisations and public authorities.
The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport is composed of three statutory bodies – the Governing Board, the Consultative Committee and the Statutory Committee – all of which strive to implement the programme of activities aimed at making sport more ethical, inclusive and safe. The Consultative Committee is composed of European sport organisations representing the grassroots sports movement and wider, including international federations, sports bodies, etc.