Join LawInSport on Wednesday, 2nd May, for a webinar roundtable on developments in the application of international human rights law within sport. Recent human rights commitments by sports governing bodies are the latest progression of the 2011 United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the standard which also guided the development of the 2017 Universal Declaration of Player Rights. These developments mark a paradigm shift with far-reaching implications for sports governing bodies, athletes, commercial partners, governments and lawyers.
The webinar will feature an interactive discussion on the implementation of this emerging field of law and practice, building on two recent LawinSport articles: "A guide to the World Players Association’s Universal Declaration of Player Rights" by Matthew Kaiser and “Sport’s human rights requirements: an opportunity and challenge for sports lawyers as well as sports governing bodies” by Brendan Schwab.
The SLA Annual Conference is designed for attorneys, agents and other representatives of professional athletes, professional sports teams and leagues, players associations, stadium and arena authorities, and operators, amateur sports and intercollegiate organizations, students and professors of sports law; educators; and all others generally interested in the field of sports law.
On the 23 May 2018, LawInSport will be hosting a half-day seminar on legal issues in football and a book launch of ‘Football and the Law (Bloomsbury, May 2018)’. The seminar is being held in partnership with Blackstone Chambers, the British Association for Sport and Law and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
The seminar will cover the latest legal developments in football relating to:
- player transfers
- regulating intermediaries and
- football politics and discrimination
Following the seminar, the British Association for Sport and Law (BASL) will host a panel on ‘The life of an in-house football lawyer’.
After the BASL panel guests are invited to join us for the official book launch of ‘Football and the Law’ and an evening of networking drinks in partnership with Blackstone Chambers.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- In-house counsel
- Sports executives and administrators
- Current and former players
- Private practice lawyers
This Year's LawInSport Annual Conference - 'Understand the Rules of The Game 2018' will take place at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on 13th & 14th September 2018. The conference is one of the "must attend" annual international sports law conferences which provides unparalleled panel discussions on the key issues and developments in international sports law and a heavy focus on networking to help delegates build meaningful and long last relationships with their colleagues in the sector.
You will be able to follow updates about the conference by using #LISconf18.