UK: Call to remove clause in new bill that could increase state ownership of English football clubs

FairSquare, in partnership with ALQST for Human Rights and NUFC Against Sportswashing, has urged the UK government, in a letter sent on 9 April 2024, to remove a clause from its Football Governance Bill that could have the effect of increasing state ownership of English football clubs. 

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UEFA: Ad hoc rule-making leading to dangerous double standards

Divergent responses to serious violations of international law by Russia and Israel underscore need for clear and objective rules and processes.

FairSquare has written to UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin requesting an immediate clarification on  the rules and policies guiding UEFA’s suspension of teams from its competitions.

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UK: Worker Interest Group scrutinises government’s responses to parliamentary committee

FairSquare and other members of the Worker Interest Group have provided a parliamentary committee with detailed analysis of the British government’s response to questions on the seasonal agricultural worker scheme relating to migrant worker rights.

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Respecting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers: New Report and Guidance

In a new collaboration, FairSquare has worked with the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) to develop a new report and guidance for businesses, detailing how they can ensure respect for the human rights of women migrant workers during recruitment.

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When soft power is spent: Gaza, Ukraine, and Europeans’ standing in the Arab world

In an article published by the European Council on Foreign Relations, FairSquare director James Lynch argues that European policies on Gaza have caused possibly irreversible damage to their soft power in the Arab world.

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Thirteen Years After Mubarak’s Ouster, Unprecedented Repression and Economic Instability in Egypt

FairSquare has joined 18 Egyptian and international NGOs in our unceasing solidarity with the Egyptian people’s unmet demands for “bread, freedom, and social justice”, thirteen years after the ousing of Hosni Mubarak.

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Sport is sailing rudderless into geopolitical storms

In an article published on the Asser International Sports Law Blog, FairSquare director Nick McGeehan argues that sport’s responses to Russia and Israel show how the absence of rules makes FIFA and the IOC tools of the global north.

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The impact of UK double standards on international humanitarian law

FairSquare’s co-director has made a written submission to the UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee emphasising the damage being done by British failures to stand behind international human rights law and humanitarian law in Gaza and other conflicts involving its allies and partners.

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UAE: Laying of mass charges against political prisoners during COP28 “beggars belief”

News that during its hosting of the COP28 climate talks, the UAE laid new terrorism charges against 87 people, including the country’s most high-profile political prisoners, has been greeted with shock.

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New report on COP28’s food and agriculture image and UAE’s migrant workers

The image of climate-friendly menus being pushed at this year’s global climate conference, COP28 in Dubai, UAE, clashes with the stark reality faced by vulnerable communities in the host country, and its impact on the environment, a new report released today unveils.

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