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Sport and Human Rights: A Conversation with Sarah Joseph

Event Details

Time: 12:30-14:00 (Registration from 12.00)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

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This lunchtime seminar will take the format of a conversation between BIICL Director Professor Robert McCorquodale and Sarah Joseph, Professor of Law at Monash University and the Director of its Castan Centre for Human Rights Law (currently a visiting fellow at BIICL). Through the conversation Sarah Joseph will explore the multiple links between sport and human rights including: links between major sports events and human rights abuse, labour rights of sportspeople, due process in the context of anti-doping efforts and issues of health of sportspeople. She will explore the legal frameworks and the obligations of various actors including sportspeople, clubs, associations and international committees.


  • Professor Sarah Joseph, Professor of Law at Monash University, and the Director of its Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

In conversation with Professor Robert McCorquodale, BIICL Director

This event is convened by Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci, Research Fellow in Public International Law.

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Join the conversation @BIICL #sport #humanrights

CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited for 1.5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £0
  • Full-time Academic - £0
  • Full-time Student - £0


  • Individual - £15
  • Full-time Academic - £10
  • Full-time Student - £5

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

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