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19 April 2012

Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the human rights situation in the country.

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18 April 2012

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre press release: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

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Company non-response
18 April 2012

Formula One Group did not respond to: Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the human rights situation in the country.

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17 April 2012

Bahrain Grand Prix Should Be Cancelled Says Labour

Author: Huffington Post [UK]

Formula One chiefs have been urged by Labour to cancel this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix amid continued clashes between police and anti-government protesters…At the start of what is expected to be a week-long run of demonstrations, police and...

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12 April 2012

Bahrain Grand Prix should not proceed

Author: Kirsty Hughes, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship, in Financial Times

From outside Bahrain, we would agree that the political, security and human rights context in Bahrain today all militate against this high-profile, profitable business and sporting event going ahead in a “business as usual” way: political freedoms...

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12 April 2012

Human Rights Watch warns Formula 1 over Bahrain Grand Prix

Author: Edd Straw, Autosport

Human Rights Watch has warned Formula 1 that by holding next week's Bahrain Grand Prix, it will be endorsing the kingdom's regime despite claims that sport and politics don't mix. Joe Stork, the deputy middle east director of Human Rights Watch.....

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12 April 2012

John Yates criticised over Bahrain comments

Author: Sam Marsden, Ian Parkes, Independent [UK]

UK-based Bahraini activist…criticised former Scotland Yard…chief John Yates…Mr Yates, who is advising the Bahraini government on police reform, wrote to Formula 1…[and] said social media…presented a "distorted picture" of ongoing violent...

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9 April 2012

F1 teams mull options for Bahrain race

Author: Fox News

Jean Todt, the president of the sport's governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), and Bernie Ecclestone, the CEO of Formula One, say the 2012 race will go ahead despite continuing unrest in the country...Ann Clwyd, a [UK]...

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9 April 2012

Formula One Group

Author: Wikipedia

[Wikipedia text as of 9 Apr 2012] The Formula One Group is a group of companies responsible for the promotion of the FIA Formula One World Championship and exploitation of the sport's commercial rights. The Group is owned ultimately by Delta Topco, a...

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5 April 2012

Damon Hill voices fresh concern over staging Bahrain Grand Prix

Author: Paul Weaver, Guardian

The 1996 Formula One world champion Damon Hill has urged the sport to consider "the pain, anger and tension in Bahrain" before deciding to go ahead with the Grand Prix there in just over two weeks...Hill...said: "What we must put above all else is...

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