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International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September 2017. By Tomáš Grell

Editor's note: This report compiles all relevant news, events and materials on International and European Sports Law based on the daily coverage provided on our twitter feed @Sportslaw_asser. You are invited to complete this survey via the comments section below, feel free to add links to important cases, documents and articles we might have overlooked.

 

The Headlines 

2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to be held in Paris and Los Angeles respectively

On 13 September 2017, the Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held in Lima, Peru, elected Paris and Los Angeles as host cities of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games respectively. On this occasion, the IOC President Thomas Bach said that ''this historic double allocation is a 'win-win-win' situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC''. The idea of a tripartite agreement whereby two editions of the Olympic Games would be awarded at the same time was presented by a working group of the IOC Vice-Presidents established in March 2017. Both Paris and Los Angeles have pledged to make the Olympic Games cost-efficient, in particular through the use of a record-breaking number of existing and temporary facilities. In addition to economic aspects, it will be worthwhile to keep an eye on how both cities will address human rights and other similar concerns that may arise in the run-up to the Olympic Games. More...

FIFA's Human Rights Agenda: Is the Game Beautiful Again? – By Tomáš Grell

Editor’s note: Tomáš Grell holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University. He contributes to the work of the ASSER International Sports Law Centre as a research intern.

 

Concerns about adverse human rights impacts related to FIFA's activities have intensified ever since its late 2010 decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cup to Russia and Qatar respectively. However, until recently, the world's governing body of football had done little to eliminate these concerns, thereby encouraging human rights advocates to exercise their critical eye on FIFA. 

In response to growing criticism, the Extraordinary FIFA Congress, held in February 2016, decided to include an explicit human rights commitment in the revised FIFA Statutes which came into force in April 2016. This commitment is encapsulated in Article 3 which reads as follows: ''FIFA is committed to respecting all internationally recognized human rights and shall strive to promote the protection of these rights''. At around the same time, Professor John Ruggie, the author of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ('UN Guiding Principles') presented in his report 25 specific recommendations for FIFA on how to further embed respect for human rights across its global operations. While praising the decision to make a human rights commitment part of the organization's constituent document, Ruggie concluded that ''FIFA does not have yet adequate systems in place enabling it to know and show that it respects human rights in practice''.[1]

With the 2018 World Cup in Russia less than a year away, the time is ripe to look at whether Ruggie's statement about FIFA's inability to respect human rights still holds true today. This blog outlines the most salient human rights risks related to FIFA's activities and offers a general overview of what the world's governing body of football did over the past twelve months to mitigate these risks. Information about FIFA's human rights activities is collected primarily from its Activity Update on Human Rights published alongside FIFA's Human Rights Policy in June 2017. More...

International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – May 2017. By Tomáš Grell

Editor's note: This report compiles all relevant news, events and materials on International and European Sports Law based on the daily coverage provided on our twitter feed @Sportslaw_asser. You are invited to complete this survey via the comments section below, feel free to add links to important cases, documents and articles we might have overlooked.

The Headlines

The end of governance reforms at FIFA?

The main sports governance story that surfaced in the press (see here and here) during the last month is related to significant personal changes made by the FIFA Council within the organization’s institutional structure. In particular, the FIFA Council dismissed the heads of the investigatory (Mr Cornel Borbély) and adjudicatory (Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert) chambers of the Independent Ethics Committee, as well as the Head (Mr Miguel Maduro) of the Governance and Review Committee. The decision to remove Mr Maduro was taken arguably in response to his active role in barring Mr Vitaly Mutko, a Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, from sitting on the FIFA Council due to an imminent conflict of interests. These events constitute a major setback to governance reforms initiated by the football’s world governing body in 2015. For a more detailed insight into the governance reforms at FIFA, we invite you to read the recent blog written by our senior researcher Mr Antoine Duval. More...

The Olympic Games and Human Rights – Part II: Human Rights Obligations Added to the Host City Contract: Turning Point or Empty Promise? – By Tomáš Grell


This is a follow-up contribution to my previous blog on human rights implications of the Olympic Games published last week. Together with highlighting some of the most serious Olympic Games-related human rights abuses, the first part has outlined the key elements of the Host City Contract ('HCC') as one of the main legal instruments regulating the execution of the Olympic Games. It has also indicated that, in February 2017, the International Olympic Committee ('IOC') revised the 2024 HCC to include, inter alia, explicit human rights obligations. Without questioning the potential significance of inserting human rights obligations to the 2024 HCC, this second part will refer to a number of outstanding issues requiring clarification in order to ensure that these newly-added human rights obligations are translated from paper to actual practice. More...


The Olympic Games and Human Rights – Part I: Introduction to the Host City Contract – By Tomáš Grell

Editor’s note: Tomáš Grell is currently an LL.M. student in Public International Law at Leiden University. He contributes to the work of the ASSER International Sports Law Centre as a part-time intern.


In its press release of 28 February 2017, the International Olympic Committee ('IOC') communicated that, as part of the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 ('Agenda 2020'), it is making specific changes to the 2024 Host City Contract with regard to human rights, anti-corruption and sustainable development. On this occasion, IOC President Thomas Bach stated that ''this latest step is another reflection of the IOC's commitment to embedding the fundamental values of Olympism in all aspects of the Olympic Games''. Although the Host City of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games is scheduled to be announced only in September this year, it is now clear that, be it either Los Angeles or Paris (as Budapest has recently withdrawn its bid), it will have to abide by an additional set of human rights obligations.

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2022-06-03 Call for papers - ISLJ Conference on International Sports Law - Asser Institute - 25 and 26 October 2022
2022-04-01 Reactions of International Sport Organisations to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: An Overview - By Daniela Heerdt & Guido Battaglia
2021-11-11 12th round of Caster Semenya’s legal fight: too close to call? - By Jeremy Abel
2021-10-11 New Event! Diversity at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: Time for a Changing of the Guard? - Zoom In Webinar - 14 October - 4pm
2021-10-11 Investment in Football as a Means to a Particular End – Part 2: The Multiple Layers of Multi-Club Ownership Regulation in Football - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2021-07-12 New Event! Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter and the Right to Free Speech of Athletes - Zoom In Webinar - 14 July - 16:00 (CET)
2021-07-06 Investment in Football as a Means to a Particular End – Part 1: A non-exhaustive Typology - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter: the wind of changes or a new commercial race - By Rusa Agafonova
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Why the existing athletes' Olympic entering system does not comply with the fundamental principles of Olympism enshrined in the Olympic Charter - By Anna Antseliovich
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Freedom of Expression in Article 10 of the ECHR and Rule 50 of the IOC Charter: Are these polar opposites? - By Nuray Ekşi
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Stick to Sports: The Impact of Rule 50 on American Athletes at the Olympic Games - By Lindsay Brandon
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Legal and other issues in Japan arising from the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to COVID-19 - By Yuri Yagi
2021-06-28 WISLaw Blog Symposium - 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - Introduction
2021-05-25 New Event! The Court of Arbitration for Sport at the European Court of Human Rights - Prof. Helen Keller - 26 May - 16:00
2021-04-23 Never let a good fiasco go to waste: why and how the governance of European football should be reformed after the demise of the ‘SuperLeague’ - By Stephen Weatherill
2021-03-29 (A)Political Games? Ubiquitous Nationalism and the IOC’s Hypocrisy
2021-03-22 “Sport Sex” before the European Court of Human Rights - Caster Semenya v. Switzerland - By Michele Krech
2021-03-01 A Reflection on Recent Human Rights Efforts of National Football Associations - By Daniela Heerdt (Tilburg University)
2021-02-08 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 5: Rethinking Redistribution in Football - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2021-01-28 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 4: The New FIFA Clearing House – An improvement to FIFA’s training compensation and solidarity mechanisms? - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2021-01-14 New Event! Zoom In on International Skating Union v. European Commission - 20 January - 16.00-17.30 (CET)
2020-12-10 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 3: The Curious Non-Application of Training Compensation to Women’s Football – By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-11-30 New Event! Zoom In on Transnational Sports Law - Blake Leeper v. IAAF - 4 December at 4pm (CET)
2020-11-20 Pistorius revisited: A comment on the CAS award in Blake Leeper v. IAAF - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-11-17 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 2: The African Reality – By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-11-13 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2020 - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-11-06 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part.1: The historical, legal and political foundations - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-10-13 The Specificity of Sport - Comparing the Case-Law of the European Court of Justice and of the Court of Arbitration for Sport - Part 1 - By Stefano Bastianon
2020-09-21 SFT rejects Semenya appeal: nothing changes - By Andy Brown
2020-09-17 The Semenya Decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal: Human Rights on the Bench - By Faraz Shahlaei
2020-09-15 The SFT’s Semenya Decision under European human rights standards: Conflicting considerations and why a recourse could be successful at Strasbourg - By Kevin Gerenni
2020-09-11 Selected procedural issues –and questions– arising out the Caster Semenya Judgment of the Swiss Federal Tribunal - By Despina Mavromati
2020-09-10 Caster Semenya Case Exposes Design Flaws in International Sports Governance - By Roger Pielke Jr.
2020-09-10 Caster Semenya at the SFT – in 10 points - By Jack Anderson
2020-09-09 Chronicle of a Defeat Foretold: Dissecting the Swiss Federal Tribunal’s Semenya Decision - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-09-08 New Transnational Sports Law Articles Released on SSRN - Antoine Duval
2020-09-04 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – June - August 2020 by Thomas Terraz
2020-06-10 Anti-Doping in Times of COVID-19: A Difficult Balancing Exercise for WADA - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-05-26 (A)Political Games: A Critical History of Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter - By Thomas Terraz
2020-02-23 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2020 - By Thomas Terraz
2020-02-23 How 2019 Will Shape the International Sports Law of the 2020s - By Thomas Terraz
2020-01-22 Balancing Athletes’ Interests and The Olympic Partner Programme: the Bundeskartellamt’s Rule 40 Decision - By Thomas Terraz
2020-01-22 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – November and December 2019- By Thomas Terraz
2019-12-02 Is UCI the new ISU? Analysing Velon’s Competition Law Complaint to the European Commission - By Thomas Terraz
2019-12-02 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2019 by Thomas Terraz
2019-11-10 ISLJ International Sports Law Conference 2019 - Conference Report - By Thomas Terraz
2019-11-10 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – August and September 2019 - By Thomas Terraz
2019-09-19 Caster Semenya’s Legal Battle Against Gender Stereotypes: On Nature, Law and Identity - By Sofia Balzaretti (University of Fribourg)
2019-08-08 Can a closed league in e-Sports survive EU competition law scrutiny? The case of LEC - By Thomas Terraz
2019-08-08 Book Review - Football and the Law, Edited by Nick De Marco - By Despina Mavromati (SportLegis/University of Lausanne)
2019-08-08 I’m A Loser Baby, So Let’s Kill Transparency – Recent Changes to the Olympic Games Host City Selection Process - By Ryan Gauthier (Thompson Rivers University)
2019-06-29 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – April and May 2019. By Tomáš Grell
2019-05-20 League of Legends European Championships - Challenging the Boundaries of Sport in EU Law - By Thomas Terraz
2019-05-17 Will the World Cup 2022 Expansion Mark the Beginning of the End of FIFA’s Human Rights Journey? - By Daniela Heerdt
2019-05-07 How Data Protection Crystallises Key Legal Challenges in Anti-Doping - By Marjolaine Viret
2019-04-30 What happens in Switzerland stays in Switzerland: The Striani Judgment of the Brussels Court of Appeals
2019-04-23 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – February and March 2019. By Tomáš Grell
2019-04-05 New Event! FIFA and Human Rights: Impacts, Policies, Responsibilities - 8 May 2019 - Asser Institute
2019-02-19 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2019 - By Tomáš Grell
2019-02-13 Call for papers - Third Annual International Sports Law Conference of the International Sports Law Journal - 24 and 25 October 2019 - Asser Institute
2018-12-19 A Reflection on the Second Report of FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board - By Daniela Heerdt (Tilburg University)
2018-12-18 Call for Papers - FIFA and Human Rights: Impacts, Policies, Responsibilities - 8 May 2019 - Asser Institute
2018-12-11 The Kristoffersen ruling: the EFTA Court targets athlete endorsement deals - By Sven Demeulemeester and Niels Verborgh
2018-11-11 Season 2 of football leaks: A review of the first episodes
2018-10-24 Supporters of the ISLJ Annual International Sports Law Conference 2018: Altius
2018-10-22 Supporters of the ISLJ Annual International Sports Law Conference 2018: Women in Sports Law
2018-10-14 The proportionality test under Art. 101 (1) TFEU and the legitimacy of UEFA Financial fair-play regulations: From the Meca Medina and Majcen ruling of the European Court of Justice to the Galatasaray and AC Milan awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – By Stefano Bastianon
2018-10-10 The “Victory” of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the European Court of Human Rights: The End of the Beginning for the CAS
2018-10-08 ISLJ International Sports Law Conference 2018 - Asser Institute - 25-26 October - Register Now!
2018-09-24 Football Intermediaries: Would a European centralized licensing system be a sustainable solution? - By Panagiotis Roumeliotis
2018-09-10 Seraing vs. FIFA: Why the rumours of CAS’s death have been greatly exaggerated
2018-07-17 New Position - Internship in International Sports Law - Deadline 15 August
2018-06-27 Human Rights Protection and the FIFA World Cup: A Never-Ending Match? - By Daniela Heerdt
2018-03-21 Call for papers: Annual International Sports Law Conference of the International Sports Law Journal - 25 & 26 October - Asser Institute, The Hague
2018-03-08 Stepping Outside the New York Convention - Practical Lessons on the Indirect Enforcement of CAS-Awards in Football Matters - By Etienne Gard
2018-02-28 The International Partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) and the quest for good governance: Of brave men and rotting fish - By Thomas Kruessmann
2018-02-21 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2018 - By Tomáš Grell
2018-02-09 Towards a Suitable Policy Framework for Cricket Betting in India - By Deeksha Malik
2018-01-31 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – December 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2018-01-05 The ISU Commission's Decision and the Slippery Side of Eligibility Rules - By Stefano Bastianon (University of Bergamo)
2018-01-04 Human Rights as Selection Criteria in Bidding Regulations for Mega-Sporting Events – Part II: FIFA and Comparative Overview – By Tomáš Grell
2017-12-20 Human Rights as Selection Criteria in Bidding Regulations for Mega-Sporting Events – Part I: IOC and UEFA – By Tomáš Grell
2017-12-18 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – November 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-12-08 Statement on the European Commission's ISU Decision by Ben Van Rompuy and Antoine Duval
2017-12-05 A Good Governance Approach to Stadium Subsidies in North America - By Ryan Gauthier
2017-11-27 Illegally obtained evidence in match-fixing cases: The Turkish perspective - By Oytun Azkanar
2017-11-20 Report from the first ISLJ Annual International Sports Law Conference - 26-27 October at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut
2017-11-07 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-25 Multi-Club Ownership in European Football – Part II: The Concept of Decisive Influence in the Red Bull Case – By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-24 Multi-Club Ownership in European Football – Part I: General Introduction and the ENIC Saga – By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-19 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-11 The limits to multiple representation by football intermediaries under FIFA rules and Swiss Law - By Josep F. Vandellos Alamilla
2017-10-04 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 3: Past reforms and uncertain future. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-27 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 2: The Legal Challenges. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-21 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 1: Background and EU Law. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-15 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – July and August 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-09-04 FIFA's Human Rights Agenda: Is the Game Beautiful Again? – By Tomáš Grell
2017-08-01 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – June 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-07-20 Mitigating Circumstances and Strict Liability of Clubs in Match-fixing: Are We Going in the Wrong Direction? An Analysis of the Novara and Pro Patria Cases - By Mario Vigna
2017-07-07 Overdue payables in action: Reviewing two years of FIFA jurisprudence on the 12bis procedure – Part 2. By Frans M. de Weger and Frank John Vrolijk.
2017-07-05 Overdue payables in action: Reviewing two years of FIFA jurisprudence on the 12bis procedure – Part 1. By Frans M. de Weger and Frank John Vrolijk.
2017-06-26 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – May 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-06-13 The Olympic Games and Human Rights – Part II: Human Rights Obligations Added to the Host City Contract: Turning Point or Empty Promise? – By Tomáš Grell
2017-06-09 The Olympic Games and Human Rights – Part I: Introduction to the Host City Contract – By Tomáš Grell
2017-05-31 Exploring the Validity of Unilateral Extension Options in Football – Part 2: The view of the DRC and the CAS. By Saverio Spera
2017-05-24 Nudging, not crushing, private orders - Private Ordering in Sports and the Role of States - By Branislav Hock
2017-05-17 What Pogba's transfer tells us about the (de)regulation of intermediaries in football. By Serhat Yilmaz & Antoine Duval
2017-05-16 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – April 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-05-10 The Reform of FIFA: Plus ça change, moins ça change?
2017-04-26 RFC Seraing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: How FIFA’s TPO ban Survived (Again) EU Law Scrutiny
2017-04-19 The Validity of Unilateral Extension Options in Football – Part 1: A European Legal Mess. By Saverio Spera
2017-04-09 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – March 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-04-03 The legality of surety undertakings in relation to minor football players: the Lokilo case. By Adriaan Wijckmans
2017-03-17 Kosovo at the Court of Arbitration for Sport – Constructing Statehood Through Sport? By Ryan Gauthier (Thompson Rivers University)
2017-03-13 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – February 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-03-06 FIFA's Responsibility for Human Rights Abuses in Qatar – Part II: The Zurich Court's Ruling - By Tomáš Grell
2017-02-28 FIFA's Responsibility for Human Rights Abuses in Qatar - Part I: The Claims Against FIFA - By Tomáš Grell
2017-02-22 Opening - Managing Editor of the International Sports Law Journal - Apply by 17 March
2017-02-20 Doyen vs. Sporting II: The Bitter End of Sporting’s Fight at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. By Shervine Nafissi
2017-02-17 Doyen vs. Sporting I: Doyen’s Pyrrhic Victory at the CAS
2017-02-10 UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations and the Rise of Football’s 1%
2017-02-08 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2017. By Saverio Spera.
2017-02-06 Introducing the new legal challenges of E-Sports. By N. Emre Bilginoglu
2017-01-31 Time for Transparency at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. By Saverio Spera
2017-01-25 UEFA’s betting fraud detection system: How does the CAS regard this monitoring tool? By Emilio García.
2017-01-20 The Diarra Ruling of the Tribunal of Charleroi: The New Pechstein, Bosman or Mutu?
2017-01-18 The Russian Doping Scandal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: The IPC’s Rio Ineligibility of Russian Paralympic Athletes
2017-01-11 The Russian Doping Scandal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: The IAAF’s Rio Ineligibility of Russian Athletes
2017-01-06 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – November and December 2016. By Saverio Spera.
2017-01-03 FIFA’s provision on the protection of minors - Part 3: The compatibility of Article 19 with EU law. By Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-12-14 FIFA’s provision on the protection of minors - Part 2: The 2009 reform and its aftermath. By Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-12-12 FIFA’s provision on the protection of minors - Part 1: The Early Years. By Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-12-07 The entitlement to Training Compensation of “previous” clubs under EU Competition Law. By Josep F. Vandellos Alamilla
2016-12-01 The EU State aid and sport saga: The Real Madrid Decision (part 2)
2016-11-22 Resolution of Disputes Arising From Football Contracts in Turkey. By N. Emre Bilginoglu
2016-11-19 The World Anti-Doping System at a Crossroads
2016-11-15 The EU State aid and sport saga: The Real Madrid Decision (part 1)
2016-11-11 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-10-26 Taking the Blue Pill or the Red Pill: Should Athletes Really Check their Medications against the Prohibited List Personally? - A Comment by Marjolaine Viret (University of Neuchâtel )
2016-10-13 Case note: State aid Decision on the preferential corporate tax treatment of Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna and FC Barcelona
2016-10-10 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp
2016-10-06 De- or Re-regulating the middlemen? The DFB’s regulation of intermediaries under EU law scrutiny at the OLG Frankfurt. By Antoine Duval and Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-09-29 Case note: TAS 2016/A/4474 Michel Platini c. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. By Marine Montejo
2016-09-20 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act V: Saving the last (Russian) woman standing: The Klishina miracle
2016-09-15 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act IV: On Bringing a sport into disrepute
2016-09-14 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act III: On being sufficiently tested
2016-09-13 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act II: On being implicated
2016-09-12 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act I: Saved by the Osaka Déjà-Vu
2016-09-09 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – August 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-09-07 Sports arbitration and EU Competition law: the Belgian competition authority enters the arena. By Marine Montejo
2016-08-31 From Lord of the Rings to Lord of the Drinks – A legal take on the downfall of Yuri van Gelder at the Rio Olympics. By Guido Hahn (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2016-08-29 Bailing out your local football club: The Willem II and MVV State Aid decisions as blueprint for future rescue aid (Part 2)
2016-08-24 Bailing out your local football club: The Willem II and MVV State Aid decisions as blueprint for future rescue aid (Part 1)
2016-08-21 Fear and Loathing in Rio de Janeiro – Displacement and the Olympics by Ryan Gauthier (Thompson Rivers University)
2016-08-19 Why we should stop focusing on Caster Semenya by Marjolaine Viret (University of Neuchâtel)
2016-08-15 Sporting nationality and the Olympic Games: selected issues by Yann Hafner (University of Neuchâtel)
2016-08-11 Regulating the human body in sports: Lessons learned from the Dutee Chand case - by Dr Marjolaine Viret & Emily Wisnosky
2016-08-03 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – July 2016 - By Marine Montejo
2016-07-25 Brexit and EU law: Beyond the Premier League (Part 2). By Marine Montejo
2016-07-22 With or without them? Russia’s state doping system and the Olympic fate of Russian athletes. By Antoine Duval, Kester Mekenkamp and Oskar van Maren
2016-07-21 Brexit and EU law: Beyond the Premier League (Part 1). By Marine Montejo
2016-07-12 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – June 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp
2016-07-06 The EU State aid and sport saga: The Showdown
2016-06-21 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – May 2016. By Marine Montejo
2016-06-20 Operación Puerto Strikes Back!
2016-06-15 FIBA/Euroleague: Basketball’s EU Competition Law Champions League- first leg in the Landgericht München. By Marine Montejo
2016-06-13 The Müller case: Revisiting the compatibility of fixed term contracts in football with EU Law. By Kester Mekenkamp
2016-06-08 The BGH’s Pechstein Decision: A Surrealist Ruling
2016-06-06 The EU State aid and Sport Saga: Hungary revisited? (Part 2)
2016-05-19 The Rise and Fall of FC Twente
2016-05-18 The EU State aid and Sport Saga: Hungary’s tax benefit scheme revisited? (Part 1)
2016-05-04 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – April 2016. By Marine Montejo
2016-04-29 The boundaries of the “premium sports rights” category and its competition law implications. By Marine Montejo
2016-04-26 Guest Blog - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): Legal Issues by Laura Donnellan
2016-04-23 Guest Blog - The Role of Sport in the Recognition of Transgender and Intersex Rights by Conor Talbot
2016-04-20 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO Deals: The Final Whistle
2016-04-12 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO Deals: TPO and Spanish football, friends with(out) benefits?
2016-04-08 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – March 2016. By Marine Montejo
2016-04-05 Doyen’s Crusade Against FIFA’s TPO Ban: The Ruling of the Appeal Court of Brussels
2016-03-30 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – February 2016
2016-03-24 Book Review: Despina Mavromati & Matthieu Reeb, The Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport—Commentary, Cases, and Materials (Wolters Kluwer International 2015). By Professor Matthew Mitten
2016-02-05 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2016
2016-01-20 International Sports Law in 2015: Our Reader
2016-01-08 Goodbye 2015! The Highlights of our International Sports Law Year
2015-12-18 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO Deals: In defence of the compatibility of FIFA’s TPO ban with EU law
2015-12-09 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO Deals – Sporting Lisbon’s rebellion in the Rojo case. By Antoine Duval and Oskar van Maren
2015-12-02 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO Deals: FC Twente's Game of Maltese Roulette. By Antoine Duval and Oskar van Maren
2015-11-27 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO deals - Introduction
2015-11-20 Book Review: Questioning the (in)dependence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
2015-11-17 The Court of Arbitration for Sport after Pechstein: Reform or Revolution?
2015-11-13 Sports governance 20 years after Bosman: Back to the future… or not? By Borja García
2015-11-10 The 2006 World Cup Tax Evasion Affair in Germany: A short guide. By Gesa Kuebek
2015-10-30 Blog Symposium: Ensuring proportionate sanctions under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. By Mike Morgan
2015-10-29 Blog Symposium: Proof of intent (or lack thereof) under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. By Howard L. Jacobs
2015-10-28 Blog Symposium: The “Athlete Patient” and the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code: Competing Under Medical Treatment. By Marjolaine Viret and Emily Wisnosky
2015-10-27 Blog Symposium: The impact of the revised World Anti-Doping Code on the work of National Anti-Doping Agencies. By Herman Ram
2015-10-26 Blog Symposium: The new WADA Code 2015 - Introduction
2015-10-23 To pay or not to pay? That is the question. The case of O’Bannon v. NCAA and the struggle of student athletes in the US. By Zlatka Koleva
2015-10-05 The European Commission’s ISU antitrust investigation explained. By Ben Van Rompuy
2015-09-29 Interview with Wil van Megen (Legal Director of FIFPro) on FIFPro’s EU Competition Law complaint against the FIFA Transfer System
2015-09-29 The Scala reform proposals for FIFA: Old wine in new bottles?
2015-09-11 Why the CAS #LetDuteeRun: the Proportionality of the Regulation of Hyperandrogenism in Athletics by Piotr Drabik
2015-09-04 Not comfortably satisfied? The upcoming Court of Arbitration for Sport case of the thirty-four current and former players of the Essendon football club. By James Kitching
2015-08-25 EU Law is not enough: Why FIFA's TPO ban survived its first challenge before the Brussels Court
2015-08-12 The New FIFA Intermediaries Regulations under EU Law Fire in Germany. By Tine Misic
2015-07-23 Compatibility of fixed-term contracts in football with Directive 1999/70/EC. Part 2: The Heinz Müller case. By Piotr Drabik
2015-07-20 Compatibility of Fixed-Term Contracts in Football with Directive 1999/70/EC. Part.1: The General Framework. By Piotr Drabik
2015-07-14 UEFA’s FFP out in the open: The Dynamo Moscow Case
2015-07-10 Policing the (in)dependence of National Federations through the prism of the FIFA Statutes. By Tine Misic
2015-07-06 The Brussels Court judgment on Financial Fair Play: a futile attempt to pull off a Bosman. By Ben Van Rompuy
2015-06-30 A Bridge Too Far? Bridge Transfers at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. By Antoine Duval and Luis Torres.
2015-06-23 20 Years After Bosman - The New Frontiers of EU Law and Sport - Special Issue of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
2015-06-10 ASSER Exclusive! Interview with Charles “Chuck” Blazer by Piotr Drabik
2015-06-08 Financial Fair Play: Lessons from the 2014 and 2015 settlement practice of UEFA. By Luis Torres
2015-06-02 Book Review: Reforming FIFA, or Not
2015-05-27 The Spanish TV Rights Distribution System after the Royal Decree: An Introduction. By Luis Torres
2015-05-13 Is FIFA fixing the prices of intermediaries? An EU competition law analysis - By Georgi Antonov (ASSER Institute)
2015-05-11 The Impact of the new FIFA Regulations for Intermediaries: A comparative analysis of Brazil, Spain and England. By Luis Torres
2015-04-30 Blog Symposium: Why FIFA's TPO ban is justified. By Prof. Dr. Christian Duve
2015-04-17 Blog Symposium: Third Party Investment from a UK Perspective. By Daniel Geey
2015-04-16 Blog Symposium: The Impact of the TPO Ban on South American Football. By Ariel N. Reck
2015-04-15 Blog Symposium: Third-party entitlement to shares of transfer fees: problems and solutions - By Dr. Raffaele Poli (Head of CIES Football Observatory)
2015-04-14 Blog Symposium: FIFA must regulate TPO, not ban it. The point of view of La Liga.
2015-04-10 Blog Symposium: FIFA’s TPO ban and its compatibility with EU competition law - Introduction - Antoine Duval & Oskar van Maren
2015-03-27 The CAS and Mutu - Episode 4 - Interpreting the FIFA Transfer Regulations with a little help from EU Law
2015-03-23 The UCI Report: The new dawn of professional cycling?
2015-03-03 The aftermath of the Pechstein ruling: Can the Swiss Federal Tribunal save CAS arbitration? By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2015-02-27 ‘The reform of football': Yes, but how? By Marco van der Harst
2015-02-24 SV Wilhelmshaven: a Rebel with a cause! Challenging the compatibility of FIFA’s training compensation system with EU law
2015-02-20 In Egypt, Broadcasting Football is a Question of Sovereignty … for Now! By Tarek Badawy, Inji Fathalla, and Nadim Magdy
2015-02-17 Why the European Commission will not star in the Spanish TV rights Telenovela. By Ben Van Rompuy and Oskar van Maren
2015-02-09 The 2014 Dortmund judgment: what potential for a follow-on class action? By Zygimantas Juska
2015-02-06 The Pechstein ruling of the OLG München - A Rough Translation
2015-02-03 From Veerpalu to Lalluka: ‘one step forward, two steps back’ for CAS in dealing with Human Growth Hormone tests (by Thalia Diathesopoulou)
2015-01-29 State Aid and Sport: does anyone really care about rugby? By Beverley Williamson
2015-01-26 State aid in Croatia and the Dinamo Zagreb case
2015-01-19 The Pechstein ruling of the Oberlandesgericht München - Time for a new reform of CAS?
2015-01-16 In blood we trust? The Kreuziger Biological Passport Case. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2015-01-05 A Question of (dis)Proportion: The CAS Award in the Luis Suarez Biting Saga
2014-12-18 Time to Cure FIFA’s Chronic Bad Governance Disease
2014-12-12 The CAS Ad Hoc Division in 2014: Business As Usual? - Part. 2: The Selection Drama
2014-12-08 Should the CAS ‘let Dutee run’? Gender policies in Sport under legal scrutiny. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-12-01 The O’Bannon Case: The end of the US college sport’s amateurism model? By Zygimantas Juska
2014-11-26 Image Rights in Professional Basketball (Part II): Lessons from the American College Athletes cases. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-11-20 The Olympic Agenda 2020: The devil is in the implementation!
2014-11-18 UEFA’s tax-free Euro 2016 in France: State aid or no State aid?
2014-11-17 The New Olympic Host City Contract: Human Rights à la carte? by Ryan Gauthier, PhD Researcher (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2014-11-11 The UN and the IOC: Beautiful friendship or Liaison Dangereuse?
2014-11-07 Image Rights in Professional Basketball (Part I): The ‘in-n-out rimshot’ of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal to enforce players’ image rights contracts. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-11-03 Sport and EU Competition Law: uncharted territories - (II) Mandatory player release systems with no compensation for clubs. By Ben Van Rompuy
2014-10-22 Sports Politics before the CAS II: Where does the freedom of speech of a Karate Official ends? By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-10-15 The new “Arrangement” between the European Commission and UEFA: A political capitulation of the EU
2014-10-15 Sports Politics before the CAS: Early signs of a ‘constitutional’ role for CAS? By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-10-06 Olympic Agenda 2020: To bid, or not to bid, that is the question!
2014-10-03 The CAS jurisprudence on match-fixing in football: What can we learn from the Turkish cases? - Part 2: The procedural aspects. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-09-29 The EU State aid and Sport Saga – A blockade to Florentino Perez’ latest “galactic” ambitions (part 2)
2014-09-23 The CAS jurisprudence on match-fixing in football: What can we learn from the Turkish cases? - Part 1 - By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-09-12 Sport and EU Competition Law: uncharted territories - (I) The Swedish Bodybuilding case. By Ben Van Rompuy
2014-09-10 The Legia Warszawa case: The ‘Draconian’ effect of the forfeiture sanction in the light of the proportionality principle. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-09-05 The EU State aid and Sport Saga – A blockade to Florentino Perez’ latest “galactic” ambitions (part 1)
2014-09-02 UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations Put PSG and Manchester City on a Transfer Diet
2014-07-29 Right to Privacy 1:0 Whereabouts Requirement - A Case Note on a Recent Decision by the Spanish Audiencia Nacional
2014-07-24 The Rules of the Electoral Game for the FIFA 2015 Presidential Elections
2014-07-22 Can (national or EU) public policy stop CAS awards? By Marco van der Harst (LL.M, PhD Candidate and researcher at the AISLC)
2014-07-18 Chess and Doping: Two ships passing in the Night? By Salomeja Zaksaite, Postdoctoral researcher at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), and Woman International Chess Master (WIM)
2014-07-16 The International Sports Law Digest – Issue I – January-June 2014 (by Frédérique Faut)
2014-07-03 A Short Guide to the New FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries
2014-06-27 Cannibal's Advocate – In defence of Luis Suarez
2014-06-23 Blurred Nationalities: The list of the “23” and the eligibility rules at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. A guest Post by Yann Hafner (Université de Neuchâtel)
2014-06-18 The FIFA Business – Part 2 - Where is the money going? By Antoine Duval and Giandonato Marino
2014-06-16 The EU State aid and Sport Saga - A legal guide to the bailout of Valencia CF
2014-06-09 Gambling advertising regulations: pitfalls for sports sponsorship - By Ben van Rompuy
2014-05-19 The Nine FFP Settlement Agreements: UEFA did not go the full nine yards
2014-05-17 FFP the Day After : Five (more or less realistic) Scenarios
2014-05-14 Dahmane v KRC Genk: Bosman 2.0 or Storm in a Teacup?
2014-05-09 Get Up, Stand Up at the Olympics. A review of the IOC's policy towards political statements by Athletes. By Frédérique Faut
2014-05-07 Final Report on the FIFA Governance Reform Project: The Past and Future of FIFA’s Good Governance Gap
2014-05-05 Doping Paradize – How Jamaica became the Wild West of Doping
2014-04-30 Cocaine, Doping and the Court of Arbitration for sport - “I don’t like the drugs, but the drugs like me”. By Antoine Duval
2014-04-29 The French “betting right”: a legislative Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. By Ben Van Rompuy
2014-04-25 Five Years UEFA Club Licensing Benchmarking Report – A Report on the Reports. By Frédérique Faut, Giandonato Marino and Oskar van Maren
2014-04-22 The EU State aid and Sport Saga – Setting the scene
2014-04-16 FFP for Dummies. All you need to know about UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations.
2014-04-14 Prof. Weatherill's lecture on : Three Strategies for defending 'Sporting Autonomy'
2014-04-14 Tapping TV Money: Players' Union Scores A Goal In Brazil. By Giandonato Marino
2014-04-11 International transfers of minors: The sword of Damocles over FC Barcelona’s head? by Giandonato Marino and Oskar van Maren
2014-04-08 Welcome to the ASSER International Sports Law Blog!

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2022-04-01 Reactions of International Sport Organisations to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: An Overview - By Daniela Heerdt & Guido Battaglia
2021-11-11 12th round of Caster Semenya’s legal fight: too close to call? - By Jeremy Abel
2021-04-23 Never let a good fiasco go to waste: why and how the governance of European football should be reformed after the demise of the ‘SuperLeague’ - By Stephen Weatherill
2021-03-29 (A)Political Games? Ubiquitous Nationalism and the IOC’s Hypocrisy
2021-03-22 “Sport Sex” before the European Court of Human Rights - Caster Semenya v. Switzerland - By Michele Krech
2021-01-14 New Event! Zoom In on International Skating Union v. European Commission - 20 January - 16.00-17.30 (CET)
2020-12-10 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 3: The Curious Non-Application of Training Compensation to Women’s Football – By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-11-20 Pistorius revisited: A comment on the CAS award in Blake Leeper v. IAAF - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-11-17 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 2: The African Reality – By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-11-13 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2020 - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-10-23 Invalidity of forced arbitration clauses in organised sport…Germany strikes back! - By Björn Hessert
2020-10-14 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September - October 2020 - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-09-21 SFT rejects Semenya appeal: nothing changes - By Andy Brown
2020-09-17 The Semenya Decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal: Human Rights on the Bench - By Faraz Shahlaei
2020-09-15 The SFT’s Semenya Decision under European human rights standards: Conflicting considerations and why a recourse could be successful at Strasbourg - By Kevin Gerenni
2020-09-11 Selected procedural issues –and questions– arising out the Caster Semenya Judgment of the Swiss Federal Tribunal - By Despina Mavromati
2020-09-10 Caster Semenya Case Exposes Design Flaws in International Sports Governance - By Roger Pielke Jr.
2020-09-10 Caster Semenya at the SFT – in 10 points - By Jack Anderson
2020-09-09 Chronicle of a Defeat Foretold: Dissecting the Swiss Federal Tribunal’s Semenya Decision - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-09-04 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – June - August 2020 by Thomas Terraz
2020-06-18 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – March-May 2020 by Thomas Terraz
2020-03-24 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – February 2020 - By Thomas Terraz
2020-02-23 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2020 - By Thomas Terraz
2020-02-23 How 2019 Will Shape the International Sports Law of the 2020s - By Thomas Terraz
2020-01-22 Balancing Athletes’ Interests and The Olympic Partner Programme: the Bundeskartellamt’s Rule 40 Decision - By Thomas Terraz
2020-01-22 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – November and December 2019- By Thomas Terraz
2019-12-02 Is UCI the new ISU? Analysing Velon’s Competition Law Complaint to the European Commission - By Thomas Terraz
2019-12-02 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2019 by Thomas Terraz
2019-11-10 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – August and September 2019 - By Thomas Terraz
2019-09-19 Caster Semenya’s Legal Battle Against Gender Stereotypes: On Nature, Law and Identity - By Sofia Balzaretti (University of Fribourg)
2019-08-08 Can a closed league in e-Sports survive EU competition law scrutiny? The case of LEC - By Thomas Terraz
2019-04-30 What happens in Switzerland stays in Switzerland: The Striani Judgment of the Brussels Court of Appeals
2019-02-19 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2019 - By Tomáš Grell
2018-12-11 The Kristoffersen ruling: the EFTA Court targets athlete endorsement deals - By Sven Demeulemeester and Niels Verborgh
2018-10-14 The proportionality test under Art. 101 (1) TFEU and the legitimacy of UEFA Financial fair-play regulations: From the Meca Medina and Majcen ruling of the European Court of Justice to the Galatasaray and AC Milan awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – By Stefano Bastianon
2018-10-10 The “Victory” of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the European Court of Human Rights: The End of the Beginning for the CAS
2018-09-10 Seraing vs. FIFA: Why the rumours of CAS’s death have been greatly exaggerated
2018-03-08 Stepping Outside the New York Convention - Practical Lessons on the Indirect Enforcement of CAS-Awards in Football Matters - By Etienne Gard
2018-02-21 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2018 - By Tomáš Grell
2018-02-09 Towards a Suitable Policy Framework for Cricket Betting in India - By Deeksha Malik
2018-01-31 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – December 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2018-01-05 The ISU Commission's Decision and the Slippery Side of Eligibility Rules - By Stefano Bastianon (University of Bergamo)
2017-12-18 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – November 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-12-08 Statement on the European Commission's ISU Decision by Ben Van Rompuy and Antoine Duval
2017-12-05 A Good Governance Approach to Stadium Subsidies in North America - By Ryan Gauthier
2017-11-27 Illegally obtained evidence in match-fixing cases: The Turkish perspective - By Oytun Azkanar
2017-11-20 Report from the first ISLJ Annual International Sports Law Conference - 26-27 October at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut
2017-11-07 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-25 Multi-Club Ownership in European Football – Part II: The Concept of Decisive Influence in the Red Bull Case – By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-24 Multi-Club Ownership in European Football – Part I: General Introduction and the ENIC Saga – By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-19 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-11 The limits to multiple representation by football intermediaries under FIFA rules and Swiss Law - By Josep F. Vandellos Alamilla
2017-09-27 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 2: The Legal Challenges. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-21 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 1: Background and EU Law. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-15 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – July and August 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-09-04 FIFA's Human Rights Agenda: Is the Game Beautiful Again? – By Tomáš Grell
2017-08-01 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – June 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-07-20 Mitigating Circumstances and Strict Liability of Clubs in Match-fixing: Are We Going in the Wrong Direction? An Analysis of the Novara and Pro Patria Cases - By Mario Vigna
2017-06-26 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – May 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-05-17 What Pogba's transfer tells us about the (de)regulation of intermediaries in football. By Serhat Yilmaz & Antoine Duval
2017-04-26 RFC Seraing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: How FIFA’s TPO ban Survived (Again) EU Law Scrutiny
2017-04-19 The Validity of Unilateral Extension Options in Football – Part 1: A European Legal Mess. By Saverio Spera
2017-04-09 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – March 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-04-03 The legality of surety undertakings in relation to minor football players: the Lokilo case. By Adriaan Wijckmans
2017-03-17 Kosovo at the Court of Arbitration for Sport – Constructing Statehood Through Sport? By Ryan Gauthier (Thompson Rivers University)
2017-03-13 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – February 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-03-06 FIFA's Responsibility for Human Rights Abuses in Qatar – Part II: The Zurich Court's Ruling - By Tomáš Grell
2017-02-28 FIFA's Responsibility for Human Rights Abuses in Qatar - Part I: The Claims Against FIFA - By Tomáš Grell
2017-02-20 Doyen vs. Sporting II: The Bitter End of Sporting’s Fight at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. By Shervine Nafissi
2017-02-17 Doyen vs. Sporting I: Doyen’s Pyrrhic Victory at the CAS
2017-02-08 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2017. By Saverio Spera.
2017-01-25 UEFA’s betting fraud detection system: How does the CAS regard this monitoring tool? By Emilio García.
2017-01-20 The Diarra Ruling of the Tribunal of Charleroi: The New Pechstein, Bosman or Mutu?
2017-01-18 The Russian Doping Scandal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: The IPC’s Rio Ineligibility of Russian Paralympic Athletes
2017-01-11 The Russian Doping Scandal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: The IAAF’s Rio Ineligibility of Russian Athletes
2017-01-06 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – November and December 2016. By Saverio Spera.
2016-12-01 The EU State aid and sport saga: The Real Madrid Decision (part 2)
2016-11-15 The EU State aid and sport saga: The Real Madrid Decision (part 1)
2016-11-11 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-10-26 Taking the Blue Pill or the Red Pill: Should Athletes Really Check their Medications against the Prohibited List Personally? - A Comment by Marjolaine Viret (University of Neuchâtel )
2016-10-13 Case note: State aid Decision on the preferential corporate tax treatment of Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna and FC Barcelona
2016-10-10 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp
2016-10-06 De- or Re-regulating the middlemen? The DFB’s regulation of intermediaries under EU law scrutiny at the OLG Frankfurt. By Antoine Duval and Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-09-29 Case note: TAS 2016/A/4474 Michel Platini c. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. By Marine Montejo
2016-09-20 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act V: Saving the last (Russian) woman standing: The Klishina miracle
2016-09-15 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act IV: On Bringing a sport into disrepute
2016-09-14 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act III: On being sufficiently tested
2016-09-13 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act II: On being implicated
2016-09-12 The Russian Ballet at the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Rio - Act I: Saved by the Osaka Déjà-Vu
2016-09-09 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – August 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp.
2016-09-07 Sports arbitration and EU Competition law: the Belgian competition authority enters the arena. By Marine Montejo
2016-08-31 From Lord of the Rings to Lord of the Drinks – A legal take on the downfall of Yuri van Gelder at the Rio Olympics. By Guido Hahn (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
2016-08-29 Bailing out your local football club: The Willem II and MVV State Aid decisions as blueprint for future rescue aid (Part 2)
2016-08-24 Bailing out your local football club: The Willem II and MVV State Aid decisions as blueprint for future rescue aid (Part 1)
2016-08-19 Why we should stop focusing on Caster Semenya by Marjolaine Viret (University of Neuchâtel)
2016-08-11 Regulating the human body in sports: Lessons learned from the Dutee Chand case - by Dr Marjolaine Viret & Emily Wisnosky
2016-08-03 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – July 2016 - By Marine Montejo
2016-07-22 With or without them? Russia’s state doping system and the Olympic fate of Russian athletes. By Antoine Duval, Kester Mekenkamp and Oskar van Maren
2016-07-12 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – June 2016. By Kester Mekenkamp
2016-07-06 The EU State aid and sport saga: The Showdown
2016-06-21 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – May 2016. By Marine Montejo
2016-06-20 Operación Puerto Strikes Back!
2016-06-15 FIBA/Euroleague: Basketball’s EU Competition Law Champions League- first leg in the Landgericht München. By Marine Montejo
2016-06-13 The Müller case: Revisiting the compatibility of fixed term contracts in football with EU Law. By Kester Mekenkamp
2016-06-08 The BGH’s Pechstein Decision: A Surrealist Ruling
2016-06-06 The EU State aid and Sport Saga: Hungary revisited? (Part 2)
2016-05-19 The Rise and Fall of FC Twente
2016-05-18 The EU State aid and Sport Saga: Hungary’s tax benefit scheme revisited? (Part 1)
2016-05-04 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – April 2016. By Marine Montejo
2016-04-26 Guest Blog - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): Legal Issues by Laura Donnellan
2016-04-08 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – March 2016. By Marine Montejo
2016-04-05 Doyen’s Crusade Against FIFA’s TPO Ban: The Ruling of the Appeal Court of Brussels
2016-03-30 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – February 2016
2016-02-05 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2016
2016-01-08 Goodbye 2015! The Highlights of our International Sports Law Year
2015-12-09 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO Deals – Sporting Lisbon’s rebellion in the Rojo case. By Antoine Duval and Oskar van Maren
2015-11-27 Unpacking Doyen’s TPO deals - Introduction
2015-11-10 The 2006 World Cup Tax Evasion Affair in Germany: A short guide. By Gesa Kuebek
2015-10-30 Blog Symposium: Ensuring proportionate sanctions under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. By Mike Morgan
2015-10-29 Blog Symposium: Proof of intent (or lack thereof) under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. By Howard L. Jacobs
2015-10-28 Blog Symposium: The “Athlete Patient” and the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code: Competing Under Medical Treatment. By Marjolaine Viret and Emily Wisnosky
2015-10-26 Blog Symposium: The new WADA Code 2015 - Introduction
2015-10-23 To pay or not to pay? That is the question. The case of O’Bannon v. NCAA and the struggle of student athletes in the US. By Zlatka Koleva
2015-10-05 The European Commission’s ISU antitrust investigation explained. By Ben Van Rompuy
2015-09-29 Interview with Wil van Megen (Legal Director of FIFPro) on FIFPro’s EU Competition Law complaint against the FIFA Transfer System
2015-09-11 Why the CAS #LetDuteeRun: the Proportionality of the Regulation of Hyperandrogenism in Athletics by Piotr Drabik
2015-09-04 Not comfortably satisfied? The upcoming Court of Arbitration for Sport case of the thirty-four current and former players of the Essendon football club. By James Kitching
2015-08-25 EU Law is not enough: Why FIFA's TPO ban survived its first challenge before the Brussels Court
2015-08-12 The New FIFA Intermediaries Regulations under EU Law Fire in Germany. By Tine Misic
2015-07-23 Compatibility of fixed-term contracts in football with Directive 1999/70/EC. Part 2: The Heinz Müller case. By Piotr Drabik
2015-07-20 Compatibility of Fixed-Term Contracts in Football with Directive 1999/70/EC. Part.1: The General Framework. By Piotr Drabik
2015-07-14 UEFA’s FFP out in the open: The Dynamo Moscow Case
2015-07-10 Policing the (in)dependence of National Federations through the prism of the FIFA Statutes. By Tine Misic
2015-07-06 The Brussels Court judgment on Financial Fair Play: a futile attempt to pull off a Bosman. By Ben Van Rompuy
2015-06-30 A Bridge Too Far? Bridge Transfers at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. By Antoine Duval and Luis Torres.
2015-06-08 Financial Fair Play: Lessons from the 2014 and 2015 settlement practice of UEFA. By Luis Torres
2015-03-27 The CAS and Mutu - Episode 4 - Interpreting the FIFA Transfer Regulations with a little help from EU Law
2015-03-03 The aftermath of the Pechstein ruling: Can the Swiss Federal Tribunal save CAS arbitration? By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2015-02-24 SV Wilhelmshaven: a Rebel with a cause! Challenging the compatibility of FIFA’s training compensation system with EU law
2015-02-20 In Egypt, Broadcasting Football is a Question of Sovereignty … for Now! By Tarek Badawy, Inji Fathalla, and Nadim Magdy
2015-02-09 The 2014 Dortmund judgment: what potential for a follow-on class action? By Zygimantas Juska
2015-02-06 The Pechstein ruling of the OLG München - A Rough Translation
2015-02-03 From Veerpalu to Lalluka: ‘one step forward, two steps back’ for CAS in dealing with Human Growth Hormone tests (by Thalia Diathesopoulou)
2015-01-26 State aid in Croatia and the Dinamo Zagreb case
2015-01-19 The Pechstein ruling of the Oberlandesgericht München - Time for a new reform of CAS?
2015-01-16 In blood we trust? The Kreuziger Biological Passport Case. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2015-01-05 A Question of (dis)Proportion: The CAS Award in the Luis Suarez Biting Saga
2014-12-12 The CAS Ad Hoc Division in 2014: Business As Usual? - Part. 2: The Selection Drama
2014-12-08 Should the CAS ‘let Dutee run’? Gender policies in Sport under legal scrutiny. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-12-01 The O’Bannon Case: The end of the US college sport’s amateurism model? By Zygimantas Juska
2014-11-26 Image Rights in Professional Basketball (Part II): Lessons from the American College Athletes cases. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-11-07 Image Rights in Professional Basketball (Part I): The ‘in-n-out rimshot’ of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal to enforce players’ image rights contracts. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-11-03 Sport and EU Competition Law: uncharted territories - (II) Mandatory player release systems with no compensation for clubs. By Ben Van Rompuy
2014-10-22 Sports Politics before the CAS II: Where does the freedom of speech of a Karate Official ends? By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-10-15 Sports Politics before the CAS: Early signs of a ‘constitutional’ role for CAS? By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-10-03 The CAS jurisprudence on match-fixing in football: What can we learn from the Turkish cases? - Part 2: The procedural aspects. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-09-29 The EU State aid and Sport Saga – A blockade to Florentino Perez’ latest “galactic” ambitions (part 2)
2014-09-23 The CAS jurisprudence on match-fixing in football: What can we learn from the Turkish cases? - Part 1 - By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-09-12 Sport and EU Competition Law: uncharted territories - (I) The Swedish Bodybuilding case. By Ben Van Rompuy
2014-09-10 The Legia Warszawa case: The ‘Draconian’ effect of the forfeiture sanction in the light of the proportionality principle. By Thalia Diathesopoulou
2014-09-05 The EU State aid and Sport Saga – A blockade to Florentino Perez’ latest “galactic” ambitions (part 1)
2014-07-29 Right to Privacy 1:0 Whereabouts Requirement - A Case Note on a Recent Decision by the Spanish Audiencia Nacional
2014-07-16 The International Sports Law Digest – Issue I – January-June 2014 (by Frédérique Faut)
2014-06-16 The EU State aid and Sport Saga - A legal guide to the bailout of Valencia CF
2014-06-06 Losing the UEFA Europa League on the Legal Turf: Parma FC’s bitter defeat by Giandonato Marino
2014-05-28 The French collective agreement for professional Rugby tackled by Kelsen’s Pyramid - Guest Post by Patrick Millot
2014-05-22 Dahmane v KRC Genk: A Rough Translation
2014-05-14 Dahmane v KRC Genk: Bosman 2.0 or Storm in a Teacup?
2014-05-05 Doping Paradize – How Jamaica became the Wild West of Doping
2014-04-30 Cocaine, Doping and the Court of Arbitration for sport - “I don’t like the drugs, but the drugs like me”. By Antoine Duval
2014-04-22 The EU State aid and Sport Saga – Setting the scene
2014-04-14 Tapping TV Money: Players' Union Scores A Goal In Brazil. By Giandonato Marino
2014-04-11 International transfers of minors: The sword of Damocles over FC Barcelona’s head? by Giandonato Marino and Oskar van Maren
2014-04-09 Athletes = Workers! Spanish Supreme Court grants labour rights to athletes
2014-04-08 Welcome to the ASSER International Sports Law Blog!

RSSInternational Sports Law Commentaries (258)

Date Title
2022-04-01 Reactions of International Sport Organisations to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: An Overview - By Daniela Heerdt & Guido Battaglia
2021-11-11 12th round of Caster Semenya’s legal fight: too close to call? - By Jeremy Abel
2021-10-11 Investment in Football as a Means to a Particular End – Part 2: The Multiple Layers of Multi-Club Ownership Regulation in Football - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter: the wind of changes or a new commercial race - By Rusa Agafonova
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Stick to Sports: The Impact of Rule 50 on American Athletes at the Olympic Games - By Lindsay Brandon
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Legal and other issues in Japan arising from the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to COVID-19 - By Yuri Yagi
2021-06-29 WISLaw Blog Symposium - Freedom of Expression in Article 10 of the ECHR and Rule 50 of the IOC Charter: Are these polar opposites? - By Nuray Ekşi
2021-04-23 Never let a good fiasco go to waste: why and how the governance of European football should be reformed after the demise of the ‘SuperLeague’ - By Stephen Weatherill
2021-03-29 (A)Political Games? Ubiquitous Nationalism and the IOC’s Hypocrisy
2021-03-22 “Sport Sex” before the European Court of Human Rights - Caster Semenya v. Switzerland - By Michele Krech
2021-02-08 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 5: Rethinking Redistribution in Football - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2021-01-28 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 4: The New FIFA Clearing House – An improvement to FIFA’s training compensation and solidarity mechanisms? - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2021-01-14 New Event! Zoom In on International Skating Union v. European Commission - 20 January - 16.00-17.30 (CET)
2020-12-10 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 3: The Curious Non-Application of Training Compensation to Women’s Football – By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-11-30 New Event! Zoom In on Transnational Sports Law - Blake Leeper v. IAAF - 4 December at 4pm (CET)
2020-11-20 Pistorius revisited: A comment on the CAS award in Blake Leeper v. IAAF - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-11-17 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part. 2: The African Reality – By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-11-06 Revisiting FIFA’s Training Compensation and Solidarity Mechanism - Part.1: The historical, legal and political foundations - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-10-14 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September - October 2020 - By Rhys Lenarduzzi
2020-09-21 SFT rejects Semenya appeal: nothing changes - By Andy Brown
2020-09-17 The Semenya Decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal: Human Rights on the Bench - By Faraz Shahlaei
2020-09-15 The SFT’s Semenya Decision under European human rights standards: Conflicting considerations and why a recourse could be successful at Strasbourg - By Kevin Gerenni
2020-09-11 Selected procedural issues –and questions– arising out the Caster Semenya Judgment of the Swiss Federal Tribunal - By Despina Mavromati
2020-09-10 Caster Semenya Case Exposes Design Flaws in International Sports Governance - By Roger Pielke Jr.
2020-09-10 Caster Semenya at the SFT – in 10 points - By Jack Anderson
2020-09-09 Chronicle of a Defeat Foretold: Dissecting the Swiss Federal Tribunal’s Semenya Decision - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-09-04 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – June - August 2020 by Thomas Terraz
2020-06-18 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – March-May 2020 by Thomas Terraz
2020-06-10 Anti-Doping in Times of COVID-19: A Difficult Balancing Exercise for WADA - By Marjolaine Viret
2020-05-26 (A)Political Games: A Critical History of Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter - By Thomas Terraz
2020-03-24 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – February 2020 - By Thomas Terraz
2020-02-23 How 2019 Will Shape the International Sports Law of the 2020s - By Thomas Terraz
2020-02-23 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2020 - By Thomas Terraz
2020-01-22 Balancing Athletes’ Interests and The Olympic Partner Programme: the Bundeskartellamt’s Rule 40 Decision - By Thomas Terraz
2019-12-02 Is UCI the new ISU? Analysing Velon’s Competition Law Complaint to the European Commission - By Thomas Terraz
2019-12-02 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – October 2019 by Thomas Terraz
2019-09-19 Caster Semenya’s Legal Battle Against Gender Stereotypes: On Nature, Law and Identity - By Sofia Balzaretti (University of Fribourg)
2019-08-08 Can a closed league in e-Sports survive EU competition law scrutiny? The case of LEC - By Thomas Terraz
2019-08-08 I’m A Loser Baby, So Let’s Kill Transparency – Recent Changes to the Olympic Games Host City Selection Process - By Ryan Gauthier (Thompson Rivers University)
2019-05-17 Will the World Cup 2022 Expansion Mark the Beginning of the End of FIFA’s Human Rights Journey? - By Daniela Heerdt
2019-05-07 How Data Protection Crystallises Key Legal Challenges in Anti-Doping - By Marjolaine Viret
2019-04-30 What happens in Switzerland stays in Switzerland: The Striani Judgment of the Brussels Court of Appeals
2018-12-19 A Reflection on the Second Report of FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board - By Daniela Heerdt (Tilburg University)
2018-12-11 The Kristoffersen ruling: the EFTA Court targets athlete endorsement deals - By Sven Demeulemeester and Niels Verborgh
2018-11-11 Season 2 of football leaks: A review of the first episodes
2018-10-14 The proportionality test under Art. 101 (1) TFEU and the legitimacy of UEFA Financial fair-play regulations: From the Meca Medina and Majcen ruling of the European Court of Justice to the Galatasaray and AC Milan awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – By Stefano Bastianon
2018-10-10 The “Victory” of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the European Court of Human Rights: The End of the Beginning for the CAS
2018-09-24 Football Intermediaries: Would a European centralized licensing system be a sustainable solution? - By Panagiotis Roumeliotis
2018-09-10 Seraing vs. FIFA: Why the rumours of CAS’s death have been greatly exaggerated
2018-06-27 Human Rights Protection and the FIFA World Cup: A Never-Ending Match? - By Daniela Heerdt
2018-03-08 Stepping Outside the New York Convention - Practical Lessons on the Indirect Enforcement of CAS-Awards in Football Matters - By Etienne Gard
2018-02-28 The International Partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) and the quest for good governance: Of brave men and rotting fish - By Thomas Kruessmann
2018-02-21 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2018 - By Tomáš Grell
2018-02-09 Towards a Suitable Policy Framework for Cricket Betting in India - By Deeksha Malik
2018-01-31 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – December 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2018-01-05 The ISU Commission's Decision and the Slippery Side of Eligibility Rules - By Stefano Bastianon (University of Bergamo)
2018-01-04 Human Rights as Selection Criteria in Bidding Regulations for Mega-Sporting Events – Part II: FIFA and Comparative Overview – By Tomáš Grell
2017-12-20 Human Rights as Selection Criteria in Bidding Regulations for Mega-Sporting Events – Part I: IOC and UEFA – By Tomáš Grell
2017-12-18 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – November 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-12-08 Statement on the European Commission's ISU Decision by Ben Van Rompuy and Antoine Duval
2017-12-05 A Good Governance Approach to Stadium Subsidies in North America - By Ryan Gauthier
2017-11-27 Illegally obtained evidence in match-fixing cases: The Turkish perspective - By Oytun Azkanar
2017-10-25 Multi-Club Ownership in European Football – Part II: The Concept of Decisive Influence in the Red Bull Case – By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-24 Multi-Club Ownership in European Football – Part I: General Introduction and the ENIC Saga – By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-19 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – September 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-10-11 The limits to multiple representation by football intermediaries under FIFA rules and Swiss Law - By Josep F. Vandellos Alamilla
2017-10-04 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 3: Past reforms and uncertain future. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-27 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 2: The Legal Challenges. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-21 The Evolution of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules – Part 1: Background and EU Law. By Christopher Flanagan
2017-09-15 International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – July and August 2017. By Tomáš Grell
2017-09-04 FIFA's Human Rights Agenda: Is the Game Beautiful Again? – By Tomáš Grell
2017-07-20