Principles and Practice in EU Sports Law by Stephen WeatherillPrinciples and Practice in EU Sports Law by Stephen Weatherill

Principles and Practice in EU Sports Law

byStephen Weatherill

Hardcover | August 19, 2017

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Principles and Practice in EU Sports Law provides an overview of EU Sports Law. In particular it assesses sporting bodies' claims for legal autonomy from the "ordinary law" of states and international organisations. Sporting bodies insist on using their expertise to create a set of globallyapplicable rules which should not be deviated from irrespective of the territory on which they are applied. The application of the lex sportiva, which refers to the conventions that define a sport's operation, is analysed, as well as how this is used in claims for sporting autonomy. The lex sportivamay generate conflicts with a state or international institution such as the European Union, and the motives behind sporting bodies' claims in favour of the lex sportiva's autonomy may be motivated by concern to uphold its integrity or to preserve commercial gain.Stephen Weatherill's text underlines the tense relationship between lex sportiva and national and regional jurisdictions which is exemplified with specific focus on the EU. The development of EU sports law and its controversies are detailed, reinforced by the example of relevant legal principles inthe context of the practice of sports law. The intellectual heart of the text endeavours to make a normative assessment of the strength of claims in favour of sporting autonomy, and the comparison between different jurisdictions and sports is evident. Furthermore the enduring dilemma facing sportslawyers running throughout the text is whether sport should be regarded as special, and in turn how (far) its special character should be granted legal recognition.
Stephen Weatherill has been the Jacques Delors Professor of European Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, since 1998. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Law and Values in the European Union, Cases and Materials on EU Law (now in its 12th edition), and The Oxford Handbook of t...
Title:Principles and Practice in EU Sports LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pagesPublished:August 19, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Sport is Special2. Three Strategies for Defending 'sporting autonomy'3. The Framework and the Challenges of an EU Law and Policy on Sport4. Sport in the Internal Market: Free Movement Law5. Sport in the Internal Market: Competition Law6. The EU's Legislative Competence in the Field of Sport7. The Specific Nature of Sport: an Integrated Account of the Law of Conditional Autonomy8. Rules Based on Nationality9. The Transfer System10. The Influence of EU Law on Sports Governance11. Broadcasting12. The Principles of EU Sports Law