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European Parliament Calls for a More Robust China Strategy

… and for a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The European Parliament also urged the …
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Sports Federations Need to Ensure Reasonable Accommodation for All Athletes

… who competed at the 2012 and 2016 Games, has won six Olympic medals in swimming, including three golds. But Meyers … compete .   Meyers told Human Rights Watch that the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) refused her multiple …
Rebecca Meyers competes in the Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 during day 4 of the Para Swimming World Championship in Mexico City, Mexico on November 5, 2017.
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… blueprint, passed in 2013, shortly before  the Sochi Olympics. LGBT rights as a divisive issue within the EU, …
Demonstrators wrapped in LGBT and European Union flags are seen on August 30, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland. © 2020 Aleksander Kalka/NurPhoto via AP
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… this week:  Crimes against humanity in Myanmar; Belarusian Olympic athlete seeks asylum after government orders her …
Women cry after seeing the body of their relative killed on March 14th by security forces during a peaceful protest in Yangon, Myanmar.
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The Chinese Government’s Human Rights Record is Abysmal

… As the Summer Olympics in Tokyo wrap up, eyes are turning to the February … mass surveillance. For autocracies like China, the Olympic Games are a geopolitical event that can elevate the …
People with masks walk in front of the Olympic tower in Beijing.
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… exile  in Ukraine raises concern, the  defection of an Olympic sprinter  in Japan and the trial of opposition leader … EST on Instagram Live for more on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and human rights in China , where people are …
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International Olympic Committee Should Adopt Human Rights Policy

… authorities forcibly return her to Belarus from the Olympics, seeking instead protection at Tokyo’s international … be kept separate from sport. And it shows how national Olympic systems can assist rights-abusing governments.  …
A female athlete sprinting in a race
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Amid Olympics, Legal Action Highlights Need to End Abuse in Sport

… attempted rape, and molestation .” “With the Tokyo Olympics underway, Mali’s government has taken a vital step … the global fight against sexual abuse of children.” … Amid Olympics, Legal Action Highlights Need to End Abuse in Sport …
Former President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Hamane Niang attends the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 official mascot launch ceremony on April 18, 2018 in Beijing, China.
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Join #AthletesAgainstAbuse Campaign to Stand with Survivors

… is the hardest.” As Japan prepares to host the Summer Olympics and Paralympics starting this week, the abuse and … would allow athletes to report abuse. The International Olympic Committee needs to adopt its own human rights …
Athlete Abuse Japan
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Activists’ Videos Highlight Long Struggle for Equality

… and transgender ( LGBT ) people before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics was a lost opportunity to advance … and publicly commit to enacting an LGBT Equality Act. The Olympic Charter expressly bans “discrimination of any kind” …
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Address Abuse of Child Athletes, LGBT Discrimination, Gender Gap

… rights issues in the country as host of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Human Rights Watch said today … and their relevance to promoting human rights at the Tokyo Olympics. “Reporters and media organizations should look …
Supporters of Equality Act Japan gather in front of parliament before they submit a petition in Tokyo on March 25, 2021.