UN experts call for trans inclusion in sport ‘without discrimination of any kind’

A group of UN experts has called on countries, athletes and sporting bodies to respect the right of trans and intersex people to participate in sport.

Ahead of the Sporting Chance Forum, part of the United Nations’ year-long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), UN experts expressed “grave concern” over the structural barriers in sport faced by women and girls “in all of their diversity”, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other gender-diverse and intersex persons. 

The experts’ policy position urges states, international sports associations, sports persons and other stakeholders to “protect and respect international human rights law and standards in the field of sports, without discrimination of any kind”. 

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