The launch of WLO SIG on Leisure and Human Rights occurred on October 24th, 2022, through a webinar which proposed a collaborative research project, ‘Holding nation states to account for leisure rights’. The online seminar, conducted by the SIG’s co-chairs Dr. Atara Sivan and Dr. Tony Veal, included 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.
The new WLO SIG on Leisure and Human Rights’ goals will focus on the promotion of research and teaching on the topic of human rights and leisure, based on the principles set out in the WLO Charter for Leisure, and on the enhancement of the profile of leisure rights among governments, leisure policymakers, practitioners, and researchers and within the UN human rights system.
With the research invitation to collaborate on the project ‘Holding nation states to account for leisure rights’, colleagues from around the world were 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: www.worldleisure.org/leisure-and-human-rights/