Human Rights in Youth Sport

Human Rights in Youth Sport

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Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse? The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it clear, however, that too often competitive sport fails to recognize the value of respect for international child rights norms and standards. Human Rights in Youth Sport offers critical analysis of some very real problems within youth sport and argues that the future development of sport depends on the creation of a child-centred sport system. Areas of particular concern include issues of: over-training physical, emotional and sexual abuse doping and medical ethics education child labour accountability of governments, sports federations, coaches and parents. The text will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in the ethics of sport, youth sport, coaching and sports development.and academic education by the new training cluba#39; (FIFA 2001: article 12.1b). ... For almost 30 years, young baseball players have been traded between Latin America and North America, mainly the United States (see also Chapter 12).

Title:Human Rights in Youth Sport
Author:Paulo David
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-11-10


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