In search of a working notion of lex sportiva

Valero, A., 2014. In search of a working notion of lex sportiva. The International Sports Law Journal, 14 (12), pp. 3-11.


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The emergence of a lex specialis regime and its interaction with the established, governing lex generalis in their overlapping spheres of application is always an intriguing legal relationship to explore. In this article, the focus will be on the development of legal principles and rules that have been/can be collectively described as lex sportiva. However, it is notable that those involved in the consideration, usage and application of this notion have not agreed as to the scope and delimitation of the concept. It is debated whether lex sportiva exists in the first place, its legal sources and its purpose. The risk is for the concept becoming redundant when not vilified as a hidden strategy to exclude non-sports-related law from the ambit of sport. Through an examination of the different propositions to the framework of the term, this article will shed light on the existence, utility and limits of the development of this conceptualisation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The International Sports Law Journal
Creators: Valero, A.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2014
Volume: 14
Number: 12
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:13

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