Discrimination in sports as a gross violation of human rights in Ukraine

Keywords: prohibition regulations, universal values, rights of athletes, racial discrimination, sports ombudsman.


The urgency of the problem described in the article is the existence of an ineffective observance mechanism of athletes' and fans' rights in connection with the manifestations of discrimination in sports. Therefore, the purpose of the article is to find ways to improve Ukrainian legislation in terms of protection of human rights from any manifestations of discrimination. To achieve this goal, the system-structural method and the formal-legal method, the method of analysis, the formal-logical method were used. The Ukrainian legislation in the researched field is analyzed. The experience of other countries in combating discrimination in sports has been studied. It is proposed to create an institute of sports ombudsman in Ukraine and stressed the need not to improve the criminal legislation in terms of clarifying the provisions of Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The expediency of establishing administrative liability for non-compliance with anti-discrimination legislation, amending the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses, which, in turn, will facilitate more prompt prosecution for human rights violations in sports. The practical value of the obtained results is that it can be taken as a basis for finding a mechanism to improve the fight against discrimination in sports.


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Author Biographies

Oleksandr Yunin, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Civil Law and Process of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Sergii Komisarov, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Associate Professor, Vice-Rector, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Diana Shebanits, Mariupol State University, Ukraine.

Candidate of History science, Associate professor of Law and Public administration department, Mariupol State University, Ukraine.

Sergii Naumenko, «Hon. Prof. M. S. Bokarius Forensic Science Institute» Ukraine.

Candidate of Juridical Sciences, Sumy branch of National Scientific Center «Hon. Prof. M. S. Bokarius Forensic Science Institute» Ukraine.

Alina Steblianko, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

PhD in law, Assistant of the Department of Fundamental Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law, Sumy State University, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Yunin, O., Komisarov, S., Shebanits, D., Naumenko, S., & Steblianko, A. (2021). Discrimination in sports as a gross violation of human rights in Ukraine. Amazonia Investiga, 10(47), 173-179. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.47.11.17