EPCR is pleased to announce that its Director General, Vincent Gaillard, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR).

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, CSHR is an independent non-profit organisation with a core commitment to the promotion of international human rights standards throughout the world of sport. It is chaired by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The confirmation today (Thursday, 8 July) of a new nine-person Board following a global search is reflective of CSHR’s unique governance structure ensuring full independence, as well as robust oversight and controls.

Launched in 2018 as a subsidiary of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, CSHR is now established as a Swiss association with governing members including the Government of Switzerland, the Commonwealth Games Federation, the International Organisation of Employers, the International Trade Union Confederation, the World Players Association, Human Rights Watch and the Institute for Human Rights and Business.

In addition, the CSHR’s Advisory Council brings together an unprecedented alliance of intergovernmental organisations, governments, sports bodies, athletes, hosts, sponsors, broadcasters, civil society representatives, trade unions and employers.

The International Labour Organisation and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights both have permanent formal observer roles in the association.

“I am both honoured and humbled by this appointment to the board of CSHR,” said Vincent Gaillard. “Human rights is a fundamental issue on today’s sports agenda, and I will do my utmost to contribute my experience and understanding of the industry’s supply chain in order to assist the organisation.”

New CSHR Board of Directors
Dorcas Amakobe – Executive Director, Moving the Goalposts
Diana Chavez – Executive Director of the Private Sector Regional Centre for the Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals
Nikki Dryden – Human rights and sports lawyer; Olympic athlete
Vincent Gaillard – Director General, EPCR; co-founder Sport and Sustainability International
Philip Jennings – Former General Secretary, UNI Global Union; co-founder World Players Association
Payoshni Mitra – Athlete rights activist
Walter Palmer – Director, Dartmouth for Life; athlete rights activist, labour organiser, former professional basketball player
Moira Thompson Oliver – Business and human rights lawyer
Brent Wilton – Former Global Director of Workplace Rights, Coca-Cola; former Secretary-General, IOE

Click HERE for the CSHR media release