Campaigning for equality and recognition of human rights in sport


Published 29 November 2017 | Authored by: Sean Cottrell

 

In this podcast Kristen Worley, athlete and, equality and human right campaigner, talks about her personal journey campaigning for the equality and human rights to be recognised in sport.

This journey led Kristen to take a landmark case to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against the Cycling Canada, the Ontario Cycling Association and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The case challenged the "policies, guidelines, rules and processes surrounding XY female athletes, gender verification and therapeutic use of required hormones that are captured by anti-doping regulations."

In this podcast Kristen talks about her early years, research relating to XY females, athlete licensing systems and the limitations of such systems when athletes try to access competent bodies to hear disputes relating to human rights issues.

We recommend you read in more detail about her cases in the links below:

Sport’s longest injustice scheduled for demolition by Andy Brown

https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/sports-longest-injustice-scheduled-demolition/

Worley’s case to proceed in Human Rights Tribunal by Andy Brown, https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/worleys-case-to-proceed-in-human-rights-tribunal/

Athlete health and fair play: Kristen Worley case puts women’s sport policy in the dock by Daryl Adair

https://theconversation.com/athlete-health-and-fair-play-kristen-worley-case-puts-womens-sport-policy-in-the-dock-81361

Kristen Worley - Citizens Of Sport Podcast with Jaimie Fuller, Chairman of SKINS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/skins-podcast-channel/id1212400291?mt=2

 

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Sean is the founder and CEO of LawInSport. Founded in 2010, LawInSport has become the "go to sports law website" for sports lawyers and sports executives across the world.

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