You are invited to register to attend an on-line seminar to launch the WLO’s newest Special Interest Group (WLO SIG) on Leisure and Human Rights and to hear about a proposed collaborative research project, ‘Holding nation states to account for leisure rights’. The seminar will include presentations on these two elements and invitations to participants to comment on both the Special Interest Group and the proposed research project and to express interest in becoming involved.

  • Leisure and Human Rights: Special Interest Group

The goals of the Special Interest Group are:

  • To promote research and teaching on the topic of human rights and leisure, based on the principles set out in the WLO Charter for Leisure.
  • To enhance the profile of leisure rights among governments, leisure policymakers, practitioners and researchers and within the UN human rights system.
  • Project: ‘Holding nation states to account for leisure rights’

Colleagues from around the world will be invited to join in this collaborative research project to investigate the performance of individual nation states in regard to their respecting, protecting and fulfilling of the human right to leisure, using a common conceptual and research framework. Individual state reports will be published as journal articles and also possibly on-line.

Further details of the Special Interest Group and the proposed research project can be found at:

Date: October, Monday 24th

Time: 2pm (CET, Europe = Australia: 11pm.; Hong Kong: 8pm; New York: 8am)

Speakers: inaugural co-chairs of the SIG:

  • Atara Sivan, President, World Leisure Academy; Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Tony (A.J) Veal, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Register here!