Holding governments to account for leisure rights: a collaborative research agenda

A. J. Veal*, Atara Sivan

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    Leisure is recognized as a human right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the World Leisure Organisation’s recently revised Charter for Leisure. However, it has been neglected in the UN’s mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation nation states’ compliance with human rights obligations under the terms of the relevant international treaties. Until very recently, leisure rights have also been neglected by the leisure research community. This paper documents the extent of this neglect and seeks to make a contribution to remedying it. This takes the form of an outline of a conceptual framework for assessing nation states’ performance in upholding leisure rights.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)205-220
    Number of pages16
    JournalWorld Leisure Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2022

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • Social Psychology
    • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Charter for Leisure
    • human rights
    • Leisure rights


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