I am pleased to report that the Official CISL Launch Event was a success and we would like to thank all the speakers, helpers behind the scenes, and all the guests who braved the Staffordshire weather to contribute and make our first event at the Britannia Stadium memorable for all the right reasons.
In particular, I would like to express our thanks to Professor Ian Blackshaw who led the audience in a lively debate challenging the ‘special’ nature of sport in International law. The debate ranged from media rights to FIFA governance to European Union Regulation to the legality of the Court of Arbitration, and all stops in between, and challenged many of the assumptions on how sport should be governed. The full text of his supporting paper can be downloaded here (CISL – INAUGURAL DEBATE ON HOW SPECIAL IS SPORT UNDER EU LAW).
As I am conscious that this blog and CISL have many international readers, we will also be making all the videos and photographs taken at this event available as soon as possible, watch this space for more details….