Ruggie Report is a welcome roadmap
April 15, 2016
#NewFIFANow welcomes the report from Professor John Ruggie entitled FIFA and Human Rights released on 14th April that sets out 25 recommendations for necessary change.
The report provides a roadmap for integration of human rights issues within FIFA's polices and operations, and could be a benchmark for other sporting organisations.
We are pleased that the recommendations focus on the need for transparency, accountability and cultural change within FIFA and the broader football world. These are issues around which #NewFIFANow has campaigned since the beginning.
We note Professor Ruggie's view that some recommendations can be acted upon immediately, while others will take time to implement.
We note that the short-term priorities, as set out by Professor Ruggie, include holding the hosts of Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 to account in respect of their human rights policies and practices.
#NewFIFANow is pleased to have played a part in shining a light on these issues as part of the Hypocrisy World Cup campaign in May 2015, together with the International Trade Union Confederation, Playfair Qatar and SKINS.
We look forward to the full implementation of the recommendations by FIFA, as well as monitoring progress towards their implementation.
A copy of the report is available to download on the right.