BWI strongly supports the call by World Players Association, Human Rights Watch, FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and other international organizations to release refugee football player
An important principle of international human rights law is that a refugee should never be subject to “
The risk that al-Araibi would face if he returned to Bahrain is clear. When popular opposition rose up in his country in 2011, he was detained and tortured. The Government of Australia gave him asylum in 2017 based on that danger.
BWI calls on the government of Thailand to release al-
Thailand has expressed interest in hosting the 2034 World Cup. They should understand that their eligibility for consideration depends on their conformity with the human rights policies of FIFA.
BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson stressed