Sports law is a fast expanding and developing area of legal debate and inquiry. It is both an area of significant practitioner activity and of increasing academic interest. Of course, the private rules of the national and international sports world itself form the backbone of sports law. However, sports activities are as much influenced by national and international laws. These include fundamental rules of European law.  Sports law is essentially an applied area of law, with sport the context within which the law operates.


Nationality Requirements in Olympic Sports
A.S. Wollmann
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462403215


Who may compete for a country at the Olympics?

While the qualification rounds for the Rio Olympics have received huge media attention, the underlying question regarding which country an athlete may compete for only makes headlines when prominent athletes change the country for whom they are competing. Nationality requirements are an issue that has yet to be brought to the forefront of public discussion, as most recent works have only focussed on a small number of Olympic sports. This book explores the terra incognita of nationality requirements in Olympic sports, providing not only a comprehensive overview of the different sports, but also placing them in the wider context of the international standards of nationality law. The following questions are examined:

What are the eligibility criteria currently employed by the Olympic Sports? To what extent is it problematic to align these currently applicable eligibility criteria with international standards of nationality law? How can tensions that may exist between the criteria applied by the sporting federations and the international standards of nationality law be solved?

Arbitration Series

ISSN: 1875-435X

International arbitration allows the parties to avoid local court procedures. International arbitration has different rules than domestic arbitration, and has its own non-country-specific standards of ethical conduct. Most companies, especially in the developed world, are signatories of the New York Convention. Consequently, judgements can be enforced across the world.
Several major international institutions and rule making bodies set out rules and appoint arbitrators. Arbitration has been used for centuries, including in antiquity, for the resolution of disputes between states and state-like entities. After a period of relative disuse, Jay's Treaty between the United States and Great Britain revived international arbitration as a means of resolving interstate disputes. The 1899 and 1907 Hague Conferences addressed arbitration as a mechanism for resolving state-to-state disputes, leading to the adoption of the Hague Conventions for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes.
The Conventions established the Permanent Court of Arbitration and a rudimentary institutional framework for international arbitration of interstate disputes. In recent years, international arbitration has been used to resolve a number of disputes between states or state-like entities.
In our series we present a selection of the arbitrations also related to Sport: 

Volume Title
Volume 6a:  Court Of Arbitration For Sport The Athletic Cases Part 1 2000-2012
Volume 6b:  Court Of Arbitration For Sport The Athletic Cases Part 2 2012-2014
Volume 6c: Court Of Arbitration For Sport The Athletic Cases Part 3 2014-2015
Volume 6d: Court Of Arbitration For Sport The Athletic Cases Part 4 2015-2016
Volume 6e: Court Of Arbitration For Sport The Athletic Cases Part 5 2016-2017
Volume 6f: Court Of Arbitration For Sport The Athletic Cases Part 6 2018-2019

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Sport van Wetgeven

Opstellen aangeboden aan mr. P.S. Federer
J.J. Arts, N.C. Engel, A.C. Groot, E.J.M. van de Laar, A.C. de Ridder (red.)
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058505293

Deze bundel verschijnt ter gelegenheid van het afscheid van Piet Federer van het Bureau Wetgeving van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal.

De bundel bevat bijdragen van vrienden en collega’s van binnen en buiten de Kamer, met wie Piet in de loop der jaren heeft samengewerkt aan een uiteenlopende en schier eindeloze reeks amendementen en initiatiefvoorstellen. Het overkoepelende thema van de bijdragen is “Sport van Wetgeven”.

Met dit thema wordt niet alleen uitdrukking gegeven aan de topprestatie die Piet in de afgelopen decennia bij het Bureau Wetgeving heeft geleverd, maar ook aan twee van zijn voornaamste interesses: sport en wetgeven.