Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

Editorial

Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

Editorial

Article excerpt

In this ISLJ issue's lead article Weatherill examines the European Commission's White Paper on Sport in the perspective of the "Better Regulation" debate that is currently underway throughout Europe. The next three articles by Blackshaw, De Weger and Soek respectively, critically discuss the CAS award in the Webster case of January last where it was examined under what conditions a professional football player may terminate his contract after what is known as the protected period. De Weger is also the author of the latest book to appear in the Asser International Sports Law Series entitled "The Jurisprudence of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber" (T.M.C. Asser Press). Following up on Soek's analysis in the previous issue of ISLJ of the way in which the "just cause" concept is applied in the case law of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, Bakker now adds a further analytical paper on the DRC's jurisprudence regarding the training compensation system under the FIFA Status and Transfer Regulations. In November 2007, WADA adopted some substantial amendments to the WADA Code, and in this issue of ISLJ Marshall and Hale take a closer look at the new document which will be operational by January 2009. Teitler and Ram then take this analysis as their starting point for offering additional insights and opinions on the new Code and the way in which this set of rules will work out in practice. Coenen subsequently discusses the jurisprudence of CAS in football hooliganism cases, thereby focusing on the strict liability of clubs-for-their-fans issue, after which we have included the core chapter on UK international banning orders from Stott and Pearson's recent book on "Football Hooliganism". …

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