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SOLM295 International Sports Arbitration

Module description

Sport is now big business which means there is more at stake when sporting disputes arise between athletes and sports organisations. In 2021, over 900 cases where filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which conducted over 250 hearings that year.

This course examines: the organisation and politics of international sport; how sports regulations are made; the legal and binding nature of sports regulations on all participants; the various forms of sports regulation (ie. ‘doping’, 'integrity', 'eligibility', 'selection', 'conduct' (on and off field), 'game-rule', 'sports governance' and more recently, ‘gender-sex issues in sport’); how sporting disputes are determined in an international arbitral framework; the role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (and other sports tribunals) in the determination of sporting disputes; and the means of challenging sports arbitration awards.

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15 credits

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