Three of the four Fifa presidential candidates, including Sepp Blatter, have been accused by expert bodies of failing to provide detailed answers to questions on human rights and corruption that have dogged world football’s governing body in recent years.
A recently formed coalition called the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) that includes Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Football Supporters Europe and Transparency International Germany wrote to all four presidential candidates last month asking a detailed series of questions on human rights and corruption issues.
But of the four only the Dutch FA president, Michael van Praag, replied in detail. Blatter, the incumbent, made no personal commitment and replied with a statement from his office outlining the work it claims Fifa has done to tackle corruption. It also pointed to a revision of the bidding process relating to human rights, labour standards, sustainability and anti-corruption measures.
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