ISLJ Annual International Sports Law Conference

Day 1

9:00 Registration and coffee

9:30 Opening - Antoine Duval (Asser Institute) & Johan Lindholm (Umeå University)

10:00 Opening Keynote – Margareta Baddeley (Université de Genève)

11:00 - 12:30 Panel 1: The Governance of Sport in Theory and Practice

  • Stéphanie De Dycker - Good Governance in Sport: Comparative Law Aspects
  • Kevin Tallec Marston & Nejat Haciömeroglu - Rethinking the Sport Governance Landscape: An état des lieux to Redefine and Conceptualize the Fundamental Questions
  • Kendra Magraw - Separation of Sport and State: Impermissible Military Salutations at US Professional Soccer Events

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Panel 2: Sports Regulation Between Science, Politics and the Law 

  • Marjolaine Viret - Improving the Anti-Doping System through Interdisciplinary Tools: Utopia or Necessity?
  • Roger Pielke Jr. - A Critique of the Use of Evidence in IAAF Regulatory Policy Making
  • Paul Greene & Matthew D. Kaiser - Retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemptions: Comparing TUE Policies and Their Effect on Athletes

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:45 Panel 3: Human Rights in Sports: Window Dressing or New Beginning? 

  • Daniel West - The adjudication of human rights disputes in sport: a phantom regime?
  • Florian Kirschner - Breakthrough or much ado about nothing? FIFA´s bidding process in the light of best practice examples of human rights assessments under the UNGP Framework
  • Carmen Pérez González - International Human Rights Law in Sports: Enhancing Private-Public Cooperation

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00 Keynote Discussion with Sylvia Schenk (Herbert Smith Freehills) interviewed by Sean Cottrell, LawInSport

19:00 Conference Dinner

Day 2

9:30 - 10:30 Keynote Lecture – Franck Latty (Université Paris-Nanterre)

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15 Panel 4: The Many Faces of Sports Arbitration

  • Despina Mavromati - Burden and Standard of Proof in Sports Arbitration: Law and Practice
  • Hubert Radke - Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) as a “Lawmaker”: The Creation of Global Standards of Basketball Contracts through Consistent Arbitral Decision Making.
  • Burak Gemalmaz - Applicability of Human Rights Standards in Turkish Football Arbitration: The Potential Contribution of the European Court of Human Rights

12:15 - 13:15 WISLAW Lunch talk

13:15 - 14:45 Panel 5: The Boundaries of Sports Competitions: Competition law and the Private Regulation of Sport

  • Salil K. Mehra - Sports, Two-Sided Markets and the Dilemma of Amateurism
  • Katherine K. Porter - Fraser Revisited: Major League Soccer’s Unique Governance Structure as a Single-Entity Sports League
  • Rusa Agafonova - International Skating Union v. European Commission: Is the European Sports Model under Threat?

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30 Panel 6: (Re-Re-)Regulating the Football Transfer Market and its Actors

  • Gregory Ioannidis - Football Intermediaries and Self-Regulation: The Need for Greater Transparency Through Disciplinary Law, Sanctioning and Qualifying Criteria
  • Richard Parrish & Vanja Smokvina - Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in the European Football Agents Industry
  • Cem Kalelioglu - FIFA International Transfer Certificate Disputes Before the Court of Arbitration for Sport


Event Properties

Event Date 25-10-2018
Event End Date 26-10-2018
Location T.M.C. Asser Instituut


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