Japan: IOC human rights advisory committee to start with 2024 Games — Bach

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has made a decision to set up an advisory committee on human rights, IOC President Thomas Bach announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Saturday. According to Bach, the committee will be chaired by Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The IOC president noted that «human rights standards... Еще» will be included in the Olympic host city contracts, starting with the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Bach said that the advisory committee will consist of six to nine members with sports and human rights expertise, which he hopes «will be a key instrument to help the IOC to meet our human rights responsibilities with the more strategic approach.» He went on to say that the committee will not address human rights issues beyond the IOC mandate but will concentrate on the IOC areas of work, including the organisation of the Olympic Games and the youth Olympic Games.

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