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Today sports have an increasing influence within society and commerce. Major sports events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup are watched by billions of people around the world, causing a social and economic impact globally. International sports federations (ISFs) govern and control international sport. They cannot be regulated by national courts or governments. In Sports Law a distinction has to be made between global sports law and international sports law and sports-related national law.
This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research in the field of Sports Law. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 167. Internationalism and International Life and subject heading (keyword) Sports are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.
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- Adolphsen, J. (et al.) (eds.), Sportrecht in der Praxis, Stuttgart, Kohlhammer, 2012.
- Magg, C., Das Spielervermittlerreglement der FIFA: seine nationale Umsetzung durch den SFV und den DFB und seine Vereinbarkeit mit schweizerischem und deutschem Recht, Bern, Stämpfli Verlag, 2012.
- Reeb, M., Recueil des sentences du TAS, The Hague, Kluwer Law International, 2004.
- Weger, F. de, The Jurisprudence of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, The Hague, T.M.C. Asser Press, 2008.
- Wild, A., CAS and Football: Landmark Cases, The Hague, Asser, 2012.
- Bogaert, S. van den, Practical Regulation of the Mobility of Sportsmen in the EU Post Bosman, The Hague : Kluwer Law International, 2005
- Buy, F. (et al.), Droit du sport, Paris : L.G.D.J, 2009
- Greppo, E. e Vellano, M. (eds.), Diritto internazionale dello sport, Torino : Giappichelli, 2010
- Kolbe, J.-F., Strafprozessuale Aspekte der strafrechtlichen Dopingverfolgung, Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 2012
- McNamee, M. and Møller, V., Doping and Anti-Doping Policy in Sport: Ethical, legal and social perspectives, London, Routledge, 2011
- Palomar Olmeda, A., El deporte en la jurisprudencia, Cizur Menor : Aranzadi Thomson Reuters, 2009
- Parrish, R. and MIETINNEN, S., The Sporting Exception in European Union Law, The Hague : T.M.C. Asser Press, 2008
- Karaquillo, J-P., Droit international du sport, Recueil des Cours 309, La Haye : Académie de droit international de La Haye, 2006
- Vermeersch, A., Europese spelregels voor sport : overzicht van het Europees sportbeleid in wording en de toepassing van het Europees recht op sport, Antwerpen : Maklu, 2010
- Wax, A., Internationales Sportrecht : unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Sportvölkerrechts, Berlin : Duncker & Humblot, 2009
- Brost, S., “Die ‘Besonderheit des Sports’ im neuen Artikel 165 des Lissabonner Vertrages, SpuRt : Zeitschrift für Sport und Recht, 17 (2010), No. 5, pp. 178-182
- Casini, L., “The Making of a ‘Lex Sportiva’ by the Court of Arbitration for Sport”, in Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke (eds.), International Judicial Lawmaking : on Public Authority and Democratic Legitimation in Global Governance, Heidelberg, Springer, 2012, pp. 439-469
- Cernic, J.L., “Fair Trial Guarantees before the Court of Arbitration for Sport”, Human Rights & International Legal Discourse, 6 (2012), No. 2, pp. 259-283
- Foster, K., “Is There a Global Sports Law?”, Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 2 (2003), No. 1, pp. 1-18
- Haas, U., “Role and Application of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights in CAS Procedures”, International Sports Law Review, 12 (2012), pp. 43-60.
- Henderson, T., The English Premier League’s Home Grown Player Rule under the Law of the European Union, Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 37 (2011), No. 1, pp. 259-290
- Lembo, C., “FIFA Transfer Regulations and UEFA Player Eligibility Rules : Major Changes in European Football and the Negative Effect on Minors”, Emory international law review, 25 (2011), No. 1, pp. 539-585
- Nafziger, A.R., “The Principle of Fairness in the Lex Sportiva of CAS Awards and Beyond”, The International Sports Law Journal (2010), No. 3-4, pp. 3-9
- Orth, J.F., “Striking down the ”Osaka Rule” : An unneccessary departure”, The International Sports Law Journal (2012), No. 3-4, pp. 28-34
- Ram, H., “Proportionality and the application of the World Anti-Doping Code”, The International Sports Law Journal (2012), No. 3-4, pp. 8-11
- Weatherill, S., “Fairness, Openness and the Specific Nature of Sport : does the Lisbon Treaty change EU Sports Law?”, The International Sports Law Journal (2010), No. 3-4, pp. 11-17
- Code du sport : commenté, Paris, Dalloz, 2012
- European Sport Charter 2001
- Lisbon Treaty and EU Sports Policy (September 2010) by Richard Parrish (et al.) on behalf of the Directorate-General for Internal Policies (European Parliament)
- Report on the Autonomy of Sport in Europe (1 December 2008) by Jean-Loup Chappelet on behalf of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS)
- UNESCO Charter of Physical Education and Sports (21 November 1978)
Periodicals, serial publications
- ASSER International sports law Series
- Beiträge zum Sportrecht, Berlin, Duncker & Humblot
- Causa Sport : die Sport-Zeitschrift für nationales und internationales Recht sowie für Wirtschaft
- Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
- Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
- International Sports Law Journal
- International Sports Law Review
- Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport
- Revue juridique et economique du sport
1. International Student Athletes in the NCAA
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1. International Student Athletes in the NCAA
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Tognon, J. e Stelitano, A., Sport, Unione Europea e diritti umani: il fenomeno sportivo e le sue funzioni nelle normative comunitarie e internazionali, Padova, CLEUP, 2011.Il fenomeno sportivo, nelle varie declinazioni che ha assunto negli ultimi cinquant’anni, è entrato prepotentemente in molteplici settori della società richiedendo che anche questa si adattasse alla nuova realtà. Ecco allora che dallo studio delle regole dello sport al suo utilizzo quale strumento privilegiato anche nel campo delle relazioni internazionali, lo sport si è affermato come componente non più trascurabile in molti contesti di interazione. Questo volume nasce con l’obiettivo di fornire una visione del fenomeno sportivo a partire dalle strutture principali di governo, alle implicazioni sulle normative comunitarie, al contributo che può portare nel campo della tutela e promozione dei diritti umani. Il Centro Diritti Umani ha da quattro anni riconosciuto l’importanza di dette tematiche attivando un insegnamento specifico di “Diritti Umani e Sport nel Diritto dell’UE”, cofinanziato nell’ambito del programma Jean Monnet della Commissione Europea.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Hunt, Th.M., Drug Games: the International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960-2008, Austin, University of Texas Press, 2011.
On August 26, 1960, twenty-three-year-old Danish cyclist Knud Jensen, competing in that year’s Rome Olympic Games, suddenly fell from his bike and fractured his skull. His death hours later led to rumors that performance-enhancing drugs were in his system. Though certainly not the first instance of doping in the Olympic Games, Jensen’s death serves as the starting point for Thomas M. Hunt’s thoroughly researched, chronological history of the modern relationship of doping to the Olympics. Utilizing concepts derived from international relations theory, diplomatic history, and administrative law, this work connects the issue to global political relations.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Peter, H., H. Ross and G. McKenzie (eds.) ,The 33rd America's Cup: Judicial and Arbitral Decisions, Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2012.
This book is to make more accessible for future reference the judgments of various Courts and other dispute resolution bodies delivered during the tumultuous 33rd America’s Cup. The structure of this book is a direct consequence of the controversies which arose on the occasion of the 33rd edition of the America’s Cup. Under the title “CNEV’s Challenge”, the first chapter of the book starts with a commentary followed by all documents pertaining to the initial challenge launched by the Spanish Yacht Club “Club Nautico Español de Vela” (CNEV). It contains in particular the Protocol initially agreed by Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), the then holder of the Cup, and CNEV.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Beloff, M.J. (et al.) (eds.), Sports Law, Oxford, Hart, 2012.
Sports law has been growing with increasing rapidity over the years since the first edition of this book was published in 1999, regularly making headlines as well as leading to a developing body of law practised by specialist lawyers. This revised work, by leading practitioners in the field, with a foreword by Lord Coe, provides a coherent framework for understanding the principles of sports law in this area, as well as a deep analysis of its key features. The subject is split into various areas of practice: first, regulatory rules, which embrace the constitutional aspect of organised sport, including the disciplinary procedures of the various governing organisations; second, broadcasting and marketing resulting from the commercial exploitation, including sponsorship, of sports clubs, sporting events and players; and third, player’s rights and obligations, which embraces a wide range of legal issues including club transfers and player contracts, and issues arising from employment (including discrimination law), personal injury and criminal law. Special attention is paid to the impact of EU and Human Rights law as well as to the influential jurisprudence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Maisonneuve, M. (dir.), Droit et coup du monde, Paris, Economica, 2011.
Les coupes du monde, en particulier celles de football, sont régulièrement sous les feux d’une rampe qui manquait d’un projecteur juridique. Pour y remédier, trente et un spécialistes (universitaires, avocats, anciens secrétaires généraux de la FIFA) ont mis en commun leur expertise en droit sportif, droit privé ou droit public. La nationalité, le dopage, les contrats, les arbitres, le service public, l’équipe de France, les médias, la publicité, les paris, les sélections, la mondialisation, les fédérations, la fiscalité, le financement, les stades, l’Afrique du Sud, l’État, l’Union européenne, les relations internationales ou même le Parlement sont autant de thèmes que le présent ouvrage aborde à travers le prisme des coupes du monde.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Siekmann, R.C.R. and Soek, J. (eds.), Lex Sportiva: What is Sports Law?, The Hague, Asser Press, 2012.
Also available as Fulltext e-book inside Peace Palace Library
This book is the first to focus on the often raised and discussed question whether there is a separate discipline of international sports law and, if so, which criteria should be used to identify it. What belongs to it and what does it involve? So far, the debate has not run along any structured lines, meaning that different points of view and angles have never been systematically compared amongst experts in order to attempt to reach pertinent conclusions. In the present book highly relevant and critical English-language articles on the question “What is Sports Law?” are brought together with the extended papers and results of the 2010 Djakarta Conference “The Concept of Lex Sportiva Revisited”. The expertise and views of the contributors present an important step in the right direction and form a solid basis for further discussion amongst sports lawyers, academics and researchers on the fascinating Lex Sportiva phenomenon.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Wild, A., CAS and Football: Landmark Cases, The Hague, Asser, 2012.
Also available as Fulltext e-book inside Peace Palace Library
This book deals with the most important decisions of CAS in football disputes. The awards are analyzed by experts, practicing all over the world. Most of the authors were directly involved in the proceedings before the CAS. The commentaries cover a broad spectrum of disputes, such as contractual stability, protection of young football players, doping, football hooliganism, match fixing, players release, multiple club ownership, player agents and the stays of execution.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Maisonneuve, M., L'arbitrage des litiges sportifs, Paris, L.G.D.J., 2011.
L’arbitrage est un mode juridictionnel de règlement des litiges qui, depuis une quinzaine d’année, n’a eu de cesse de se développer en matière sportive. Si, pour les litiges sportifs nationaux, la situation reste contrastée, pour les litiges sportifs internationaux en revanche, elle est limpide : tous ou presque sont désormais résolus par cette véritable « Cour suprême du sport mondial » qu’est devenu le Tribunal arbitral du sport.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Niemann, A., B. Garcia and W. Grant, (eds.), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the National Game, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2011.
This work examines the transformation of European football in recent years by focusing on the impact of Europe and the EU on the way that the game has evolved in a broad cross section of European states. It brings together two significant research agendas: first, that on the governance of sport in Europe/the EU; second, that within European integration studies on Europeanisation (most commonly understood at the process of change in the domestic arena resulting from European integration). The concept of Europeanisation is used to shape the individual country case studies, but other transformational factors such as globalisation are also assessed.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Nafziger, J.A.R. S.F. and Ross (eds.), Handbook on International Sports Law, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2011.
This Handbook presents a comprehensive collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners in the burgeoning field of international sports law. The authors address significant legal issues on two gradually converging tracks: the mainstream institutional framework of the law, primarily the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, regional and national sports authority, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport; and the commercial sports industry.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Sanino, M. and F. Verde, Il diritto sportivo, Padova, CEDAM, 2011.
Le tematiche che sono state oggetto della trattazione sono, ad esempio: le federazioni sportive, le attività (come lavoro subordinato sportivo e sponsorizzazione), la giustizia sportiva, lo sport come spettacolo. Non manca l’esame di argomenti di grande attualità ed interesse, non solo per il professionista, ma anche per chiunque abbia interesse e curiosità per la materia, quali il doping (analizzato anche alla luce della giurisprudenza comunitaria) e lo sport nel diritto amministrativo europeo.
Match Fixing: Cheating to Lose
Just shortly after Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey he used doping during his career as a professional cyclist, another negative event in the sports world is getting a lot of publicity today: match fixing. Maybe this is even a greater threat to the integrity of sport than doping? Last week, Europol announced that as a result of a major investigation an extensive criminal network involved in widespread football match fixing has been uncovered.Read more
Osaka Rule and Doping at Olympics
Cheaters have caused a lot of harm to the Olympic movement over the past few decades and it is reasonable for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to wish for clean Olympic Games. In the fight against doping the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) set up a system of strict liability on doping offencesRead more
Ambush Marketing: ‘Drinking Coca-Cola, wearing Adidas’
Why is such attention being paid by the organizers of the London 2012 Games to the brand of footwear being worn by participants and to the drinks they will take? The answer lies in the fear of ambush marketing. This means that at the moment in London, the action on the roads, in the rings and on the courts is not the only competition. For every Olympics, and other major sporting events, ambush marketing, unfortunately, provides a sideshow.Read more
Olympic Games and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
This evening the XXX Olympic Games will start in London. London has organized the Olympic Games twice: in 1908 and 1948. How will the Court of Arbitration for Sports be involved in Olympic Games in general and in the London Olympics in particular?
“Because the IOC and each IF seek to apply and enforce a set of uniform rules consistently [...]Read more
Football players do not make war, but big money!
With the European Championships Football about halftime now, this is a blog about football, football players, football players’ contracts and the increasing influence of money in professional football.Read more
Athletes and whereabouts
Whereabouts are information provided by a limited number of top elite athletes about their location to the International Sport Federation or National Anti-Doping Organization that included them in their respective registered testing pool as part of these top elite athletes’anti-doping responsibilities.
What does that mean? Anti-Doping Organizations are required to have out-of-competition testing on top [...]Read more
Juan Antonio Samaranch (1920-2010)
Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch has died in hospital after being taken ill at the weekend. The Spaniard was widely regarded as the most powerful man in sport when he headed the IOC from 1980 to 2001.Read more
His successor Jacques Rogge stated: “I cannot find the words to express the distress of the Olympic family (…) Thanks to his extraordinary vision and talent, Samaranch was the architect of a strong and unified Olympic Movement.
EURO 2008 and Hooliganism
The European Football Championship, Euro 2008, will start on 7 June and finish on 29 June. This football tournament will be hosted by Austria and Switzerland.Read more
Thousands of fans will support their teams, celebrate victory and mourn defeat. Often these huge and massive emotions of joy and grief will result in violent clashes with supporters of rival teams and even lead to fights with the local police.
Literature on this dark side of football can be found in the Peace Palace Library collection under the keyword hooliganism
- Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
- Droit-Du-Sport.org – Le portail juridique de l’actualité sportive
- Marquette University Law School: National Sports Law Institute (USA)
- The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), Neuchatel, Switzerland
- The International Sports Law Centre at the T.M.C. Asser Institute
- BBC - Ontologies - The Sport Ontology
- ASIL Insights (American Society of International Law)
- Judge throws out Lance Armstrong's lawsuit aimed at halting doping probe - CNN.com
- » Whereabouts App
- Tour de France 2010
- London 2012
- ITF - International Tennis Federation
- Sports and EU-Treaties
- Centre du Sport Marseille
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