Title: Human rights violations at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Authors: Robert Ziegler

Addresses: Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna, Sensengasse 3/2/2, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: This paper examines negative effects of globalisation. The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is a good example in this regard. It shows the monopoly of some transnational companies and how their influence symbolises a serious threat towards a global sustainable development. Especially when we talk about the post-2015 agenda we have to consider the fulfilment of human rights. FIFA and other global players ignored these rights for their own benefit and were able to draw billions of dollars as profits. Consequently, South Africa had to deal with high public debts and an increase of social inequalities and poverty. Hence, this paper focuses on human rights violations at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa which simultaneously represents an example for the effects of globalisation in the Global South. It is an action of foresight about the importance of human rights and highlights their importance for globalisation discourse.

Keywords: human rights; violations; fulfilment; responsibility; South Africa; World Cup; FIFA; globalisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2018.093984

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2018 Vol.6 No.2, pp.126 - 136

Received: 11 Jan 2018
Accepted: 15 Feb 2018

Published online: 30 Jul 2018 *

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