5RB: Sports Law

5RB is a set of barristers’ chambers based at 5 Raymond Buildings in London which specialises in media and communications law. The Cases section of its web site includes digests of selected sports law cases in which members of chambers have appeared, mostly from 2000 onwards. Some of the cases are available as full text. There is also a small number of articles on sports law.

Asser International Sports Law Centre

The Asser International Sports Law Centre, part of the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, Netherlands, works to advance the study and practice of international sports law through scholarship, research, education and consultancy. Issues of the International Sports Law Journal 2002-2012 are freely available to download. There is also an Asser International Sports Law Blog containing brief commentary on recent developments including cases.

Council of Europe: Sport

The Council of Europe’s Sport homepage includes recommendations, resolutions and declarations of the Committee of Ministers relating to doping in sport, match fixing, sport-related violence and stadium security. The texts of the Conventions are available with links to reference texts and information about Council of Europe publications. The Convention on Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events is now available on this site.

Court of Arbitration for Sport

Also known as the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport (TAS), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an independent body, established in 1984 and based in Lausanne, Switzerland, providing a sports arbitration and mediation service. The CAS site includes case law 1986 owards, news and press releases, in addition to general information.

Entertainment and Sports Law Journal

This is a refereed online journal, first published in hard copy in 2002 as Entertainment Law and currently published electronically by the University of Westminster Press. New content is published continuously throughout the year as it becomes available, and archived content includes all issues back to 2002.

Harbottle & Lewis

Harbottle & Lewis is a London law firm specialising in media, entertainment and sports law. The site’s content includes in-house articles and regular eBulletins. Registration is required to receive the latter by email: recent issues are directly accessible on the site. Articles and eBulletins can be found under the “Latest news” tab.

Hillsborough Independent Panel

The Hillsborough Independent Panel was appointed by the government in January 2010 to oversee full public disclosure of relevant government and local information relating to the Hillsborugh Disaster of 15 April 1989, and to publish a report. This official web site, containing the Panel’s report and all of the disclosed material, has been temporarily taken down while legal proceedings are ongoing, but the report, published 12 September 2012, remains available here on the GOV.UK site.

Hillsborough Inquests

On 12 December 2012 the High Court ordered that new inquests should be held into the deaths of 96 people in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster of 15 April 1989. Full hearings began on 31 March 2014 and the jury gave its verdict on 26 April 2016. Site content includes transcripts of hearings, documents, rulings and contact details.

International Sports Law

A narrative guide, with many links, to resources on international sports law, focusing particularly on the key institutions and organisations governing international sports. It was first published on the GlobaLex site in 2006 and has been updated several times, most recently in April 2018.

Sport Resolutions

Sport Resolutions (UK) is an independent, not-for-profit dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom. It offers arbitration, mediation and other services and operates the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) and the National Safeguarding Panel (NSP). Under the “Decisions” tab there are summaries of decisions mostly from the NADP. The Resources section includes rules and forms, policy documents and annual reports.

Sports Grounds Safety Authority

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) is a non-departmental public body, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which is responsible for safety and security at sports grounds in the UK. It superseded the Football Licensing Authority in 2011, with an expanded role in relation to safety in other sports. Its web site includes guidance for local authorities and others. Under Quick Links and then Library, there are historic circulars, a CCTV code of practice and other guidance documents.

Sports Law Bulletin

Members of Blackstone Chambers produce this blog which contains regular short articles, updates and opinion pieces about recent developments in sports law.

World Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established on 10 November 1999 in Lausanne to promote and coordinate the fight against doping in sport internationally. Under the “Resources” heading, the site contains the text of the World Anti-Doping Code, standard documents and guidelines. Within “What we do” there is a legal section with case law  and legal opinions and articles written about the Code and its application.  Within “Who we are” there are links to national anti-doping organisations. The Case Law section also includes links to websites with decisions rendered by other Anti-Doping Organizations.