World Cup Qatar 2022 – Why The UK Government’s Advice To LGBT+ Fans Could Put Them At Risk

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Monday, 14 November 2022
By Tom Mountford

In below a 7 days, Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA Entire world Cup. As English and Welsh soccer enthusiasts put together to vacation to Qatar to aid their crew, the United kingdom Governing administration is failing to give LGBT+ enthusiasts obvious tips irrespective of whether it is harmless for them to travel to Qatar. The Government’s combined messages go away LGBT+ football followers at chance and could expose the Federal government to lawful liability.

This posting discusses various assistance that the Uk Governing administration has printed or presented LGBT+ enthusiasts about their basic safety in travelling to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and considers how the information supplied may possibly give increase to liability on the aspect of the Uk Government.

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Tom Mountford

Tom Mountford

Tom is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers.  He is ranked as a top junior in the fields of sports activities legislation, worldwide human legal rights, business litigation and employment law in the most recent editions of the unbiased directories Chambers British isles and Authorized 500. He has extensive expertise of a wide array of sporting disputes, such as civil and commercial litigation concerning sports regulation, company and commercial disputes, competitiveness law in activity, the vicarious legal responsibility of sporting bodies and anti-doping and disciplinary proceedings just before sports governing bodies and anti-doping panels.  He has certain expertise in sporting activities ethics disputes. Tom on a regular basis provides talks on matters of present-day interest in the industry of sporting activities law. He is a contributor to the Blackstone Chambers Sporting activities Legislation Site.

Tom formerly served as the Lawful Secretary to the Ethics Commission of World Athletics (IAAF), he acted in the prosperous problem in the European Court docket of Human Legal rights to the criminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Cyprus (foremost to legislative repeal) and is a member of the Litigation Committee of the Human Dignity Trust (a lawful organisation searching for the decriminalisation of LGBT people globally).

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