Human Rights and Megasports after Qatar: The Prospect of a Human Rights Legacy

A lecture by guest lecturer Prof Andy Spalding on the systemic human rights and corruption challenges in megasports.

While megasport human rights and corruption controversies reached an apex with the Qatar 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup, megasports can also leave a legacy of positive human rights and anti-corruption reforms in the host country. This talk will focus on the issues arising in Qatar, the impacts and potential legacies of the 2023 AU/NZ FIFA Women's World Cup, and controversies now looming on the horizon as megasports come to North American this decade.

About the Speaker

Prof. Andy Spalding is a Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law (Virginia, USA) and author of A New Megasport Legacy: Host-Country Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Reforms (Oxford University Press 2022). He served as a UN-trained Human Rights Observer for the Qatar World Cup and has lectured on corruption and human rights issues around the world.

5:30pm - 6:30pm Monday 31 July 2023 

Northey Lecture Theatre (Room 801 - 204, Auckland Law School, 9 Eden Crescent Auckland, 1010)