ISLJ annual international sports law conference

24 - 25 October 2019
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: Regular €400 | Student €200
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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We look forward to welcoming you to the third ISLJ annual international sports law conference on 24–25 October 2019 in The Hague. 

This year’s edition will focus strongly on dispute resolution in international sports. Prof. Haas (University of Zürich), one of the leading academic voices in international sports law as well as a prominent CAS arbitrator, will deliver a keynote lecture on the fundamental- yet often overlooked- subject of the nature and role of association tribunals in international sports. His intervention, on the 25th of October, will be followed by two panel discussions and a book launch dedicated to the use of arbitration in international sports and in particular, the legitimacy of the CAS after the Mutu/Pechstein decision of the European Court of Human Rights from October 2018. Beyond dispute resolution, the #ISLJConf19 will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from the role of athletes in sports governance to the future of (e-)sports law.

In its third edition, the conference gained a reputation for being a place of serious academic engagement for international sports lawyers with a wide range of geographical and professional backgrounds. The conference’s focus on substance and on creating a space for an exchange of ideas and opinions on burning issues of international sports law has been praised and acknowledge by speakers and previous participants (check out #ISLJConf17 and #ISLJConf18 on Twitter for the impressions of past participants). 

This year's keynote speaker will be:

  • Ulrich Haas is Professor of Law at Univerzität Zürich and a reputed CAS arbitrator

450 euro - regular fee + dinner
250 euro - students fee + dinner
400 euro - regular fee
200 euro - students fee.

See this year's programme hereThe programme may be subject to change.