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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 less than a 7 days, Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA Entire world Cup. As English and Welsh soccer supporters put together to travel to Qatar to support their staff, the British isles Government is failing to give LGBT+ lovers apparent information whether or not it is safe and sound for them to journey to Qatar. The Government’s combined messages leave LGBT+ football followers at risk and may possibly expose the Governing administration to lawful legal responsibility.

This article discusses a variety of suggestions that the British isles Federal government has revealed or offered LGBT+ admirers about their safety in travelling to Qatar for the FIFA Globe Cup 2022 and considers how the guidance supplied could give rise to liability on the part of the Uk Federal government.

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Tom Mountford

Tom Mountford

Tom is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers.  He is ranked as a primary junior in the fields of sporting activities legislation, international human legal rights, professional litigation and work regulation in the hottest editions of the unbiased directories Chambers Uk and Authorized 500. He has intensive experience of a wide selection of sporting disputes, such as civil and industrial litigation regarding sports activities regulation, agency and professional disputes, competitiveness regulation in activity, the vicarious liability of sporting bodies and anti-doping and disciplinary proceedings before sports activities governing bodies and anti-doping panels.  He has distinct skills in sporting activities ethics disputes. Tom routinely provides talks on matters of latest interest in the area of sports legislation. He is a contributor to the Blackstone Chambers Athletics Law Blog.

Tom previously served as the Lawful Secretary to the Ethics Commission of Entire world Athletics (IAAF), he acted in the successful problem in the European Courtroom of Human Rights to the criminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Cyprus (major to legislative repeal) and is a member of the Litigation Committee of the Human Dignity Believe in (a lawful organisation in search of the decriminalisation of LGBT individuals globally).

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