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Sport Integrity Unit signs Hague Accord with Crime Stoppers International

In yet another step towards fighting integrity violations and misconduct, the Sport Integrity Unit (SIU) has signed The Hague Accord during the Crime Stoppers International (CSI) 39th Annual Conference.

The Hague Accord, drafted by CSI, has brought together a coalition of organisations from multiple sectors as signatories towards a global movement empowering communities to take action and fight crime through anonymous reporting.

The SIU and the Sport Integrity Hotline were established by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) as part of the growing demand for independent investigations and intelligence services within the sports industry. The SIU Hotline is accessible for athletes, officials and the public to report allegations of misconduct or abuse in sport.

By signing The Hague Accord, the SIU commits to:

  • Endorse the concept and value of anonymous reporting of transnational organised crime, as championed by CSI, and to
  • Willingly collaborate, in support of the CSI mission, and to mobilise the world to report information on crime anonymously

During the signing, Dale Sheehan, Director Capacity Building and Education at SIU said; “We are extremely pleased to sign The Hague Accord and to join the movement towards fighting crime systematically. The importance of a safe, secure and anonymous reporting platform cannot be emphasised enough, especially when it comes to wrongdoing in sport where often it is the vulnerable and young athletes who are the victims. An anonymous reporting hotline is the key.

We look forward to building our relationship with CSI and law-enforcement agencies internationally to uphold the principles of The Hague Accord,” added Dale Sheehan.

Devrol Dupigny, Chief Operations Officer at CSI said; “Transnational organised crime poses a growing threat to national and international security, with dire implications for public safety, public health, democratic institutions and economic stability”

“Not only are criminal networks expanding, but they are also diversifying their activities so our efforts to combat crime require a coordinated transnational response.”

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