5RB: Sports Law

This web site of a set of barristers chambers, based at 5 Raymond Buildings in London, has a Sports Law section which includes digests of selected cases in which members of chambers have appeared (most are 2000 onwards with a selection from as far back as 1978). Some of the cases are available as full text.

ASSER International Sports Law Centre

This site is produced by the International Sports Law Centre of the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague. The full text of the International Sports Law Journal 2002-2012 is freely available.

Council of Europe: Sport Conventions

The Council of Europe’s Sport homepage includes recommendations, resolutions and declarations of the Committee of Ministers relating to doping in sport, match fixing and sport-related violence. There are  links to the Anti-Doping Convention, European Convention on Spectator Violence, reference texts and information about Council of Europe publications. Under the “Doping” heading there are reports on national anti-doping policies and lists of national legislations.

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 online journal is published by the University of Westminster Press. The coverage is from Spring 2002 onwards. Click on the “Content” tab to access the full text articles.

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” 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. Ninety-six people died and many hundreds were injured in the disaster, which occurred during a football match at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. The Panel’s report, published 12 September 2012, is available here on its official web site, together with all of the disclosed material.

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 was most recently updated in June 2014. The author is Amy Burchfield, Head of Access and Faculty Services at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

Sport Resolutions

Sport Resolutions is the independent dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom, offering arbitration, mediation, tribunal appointments and administration services. The site contains a news section. Under the “Decisions” tab there are recent decisions from the National Anti-Doping Panel. Annual reports are found under the “Resources” tab.

Sports Grounds Safety Authority

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) was established through the Sports Grounds Safety Authority Act 2011 and took over the role of the Football Licensing Authority. It aims to create the conditions for safe and enjoyable experiences for spectators at all sports grounds, not only in England and Wales, but around the world. The SGSA publishes a range of guidance documents to assist ground management to safely manage their venues and to provide advice to local authorities involved in the safety certification of those sports grounds. A number of these guides can be downloaded from this site. There are also links to government circulars (found under “Publications”) and to relevant legislation (under “Regulation”).

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, model rules 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.