UPF Lecture / FIFA and Peace

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has been criticized strongly in the past years for not only their internal and intransparent governance structures but also for their selection of hosts and management of the FIFA World Cups. This caused FIFA to reform the bidding and selection process for these events and make policy commitments to human rights. Following this commitment, FIFA adopted various human rights-related measures. However, human rights risks are omnipresent in FIFA’s operations. This lecture discusses how FIFA is part of the problem and the solution at the same time, by making reference to current and past cases and assessing FIFA’s reaction to these cases.

Daniela Heerdt is a Phd researcher at Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands, conducting research human rights violations that occur in the context of mega-sporting events and how to establish responsibility for these violations. She also works as a Research Officer at the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, where she supports the remedy workstream. Before starting her PhD research, she worked as a lecturer and junior researcher at Utrecht and Tilburg University and taught classes on business and human rights in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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Free entrance for all UPF members
Students: 40 SEK
Non-students: 50 SEK

Note: Please be in time. By recommendation of the university's security service we will not let you in after the event has started.

Where: Palaestra, Paradisgatan 4, Lund

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Sexual Harassment Contact Persons

On the first Tuesday of every month 16:00-16:30, the office on the 5th floor of the AF building will be open for anyone wishing to speak to our Sexual Harassment Contact Persons Joel Ekström and Linda Kivi. If you have anything that you want to discuss with them, don't hesitate to drop by.

And don't forget that you can always email them on:
joel@upflund.se
linda@upflund.se

UPF Ball 2019

You are hereby officially summoned to the Annual Election Meeting of the Association of Foreign Affairs. The meeting will be held on the 11th of May 2019 at 10.00. Venue to be announced. The meeting is open to the public and all members who have been registered for membership no later than the 27th of April will have the right to vote.

The meeting will handle the following matters:

- Election of the UPF board of 2019/2020
- Election of the Election Committee (3 positions) and Auditor
- Any motions sent in by members. These shall be submitted in writing to president@upflund.se at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Information about the Election: 

The meeting agenda will be shared two weeks prior to the meeting.

The Election Committee is in the process of interviewing all candidates that applied for the positions. They will present their nominees two weeks in advance of the meeting as well.

All members of the association have the opportunity to candidate at the meeting. Although counter-candidacies must be registered no later than May 7th by sending an email with your name, your intention to counter-candidate and which position you intend to counter-candidate to electioncommittee@upflund.se .This does not apply to candidates already nominated to a position or to vacant positions.

The election process is as follows:

The Election Committee presents the nominated candidate for the position.
The Chair asks if there are any counter-candidates.
If not, the nominated candidate gives a short speech, 1-2 min.
The Meeting votes through acclamation if nothing else is requested.

In the case of a counter-candidacy:

The Election Committee presents the nominated candidate for the position.
The Chair asks if there are any counter-candidates.
The persons who intend to counter-candidate announce their candidacy.
All candidates, except for the nominated candidate, leave the room accompanied by one of the attesters/vote counters.
Nominated candidate gives a speech, 3-4 min, followed by questions from the meeting.
Nominated candidate leaves the room and the same process is repeated for the remaining candidates.
All candidates leave the room.
The floor is open for discussion.
The meeting decides through a secret ballot.

For any further questions on the election process, how to write a motion or anything else please contact
president@upflund.se or
electioncommittee@upflund.se

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