Monday, 14 November 2022
By Tom Mountford
In underneath every week, Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As English and Welsh soccer followers put together to journey to Qatar to assist their crew, the UK Authorities is failing to provide LGBT+ followers clear recommendation whether or not it’s protected for them to journey to Qatar. The Authorities’s blended messages depart LGBT+ soccer followers in danger and should expose the Authorities to authorized legal responsibility.
This text discusses varied recommendation that the UK Authorities has revealed or given LGBT+ followers about their security in travelling to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and considers how the recommendation given could give rise to legal responsibility on the a part of the UK Authorities.
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Tom is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers. He’s ranked as a number one junior within the fields of sports activities legislation, worldwide human rights, industrial litigation and employment legislation within the newest editions of the impartial directories Chambers UK and Authorized 500. He has in depth expertise of a broad vary of sporting disputes, together with civil and industrial litigation regarding sports activities regulation, company and industrial disputes, competitors legislation in sport, the vicarious legal responsibility of sporting our bodies and anti-doping and disciplinary proceedings earlier than sports activities governing our bodies and anti-doping panels. He has specific experience in sports activities ethics disputes. Tom commonly offers talks on matters of present curiosity within the area of sports activities legislation. He’s a contributor to the Blackstone Chambers Sports activities Regulation Weblog.
Tom beforehand served because the Authorized Secretary to the Ethics Fee of World Athletics (IAAF), he acted within the profitable problem within the European Court docket of Human Rights to the criminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Cyprus (resulting in legislative repeal) and is a member of the Litigation Committee of the Human Dignity Belief (a authorized organisation looking for the decriminalisation of LGBT folks globally).