International Sports Law and the Fight Against Doping: An Analysis from an International Human Rights Law Perspective
EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 10th Anniversary Conference, Vienna, 4-6 September 2014, Conference Paper No. 5/2014
16 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2014
Date Written: September 4, 2014
For a long time, the sport's governing system was conceived as a self-contained regime where public law and State authorities did not have a clear role to play. But in the last few years, sports governing bodies have been challenged by strong demands from public authorities to increase their level of legal scrutiny, democracy, transparency and respect for fundamental rights. This work defends the application of the fundamental principles of public law to sports activity and maintains that the role to be played by public international law is one of the key elements in that regard. In particular, the fight against doping in sports will be considered as a case study.
Keywords: public international law; sports activity; doping; fundamental rights of athletes; EctHR
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