INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW
(LAWG-4098) - 3 UNITS
This course focuses on the intersection between four major areas of law: international law, international human rights law, sports law and conflict resolution (domestic and international). The issues explored, both in theory and practice, include the history and structure of sport governing bodies and World Anti-Doping Agency as well as their status in the international legal order; the legal and political relationship between sport organizations and intergovernmental organizations; sport arbitration and the functioning, jurisprudence and human rights implications of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the role of European Court of Human Rights; the applicability of principles of international law to international sports, for instance, on the question of state responsibility for state-sponsored doping; the applicability of international human rights norms to international sports events (e.g. racism and prohibition of discrimination, labor standards, freedom of speech, the rights of people with disabilities, gender-based discrimination in sports and the case of athletes with sex differences and etc.).
The format of this course is 'lecture/discussion'. The reading materials are a combination of academic articles, selected chapters or parts from the current books and news articles related to the legal principles. No textbook purchase is required.
There will be no final examination. Instead, students will have to write three short reflection essays throughout the semester. Having taken the Introduction to International Law or International Protection of Human Rights previously or concurrently is helpful, but it is not required.