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ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
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Espaço Jurídico : Journal of Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 121)
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European Review of Contract Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
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European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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Global Labour Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Golden Gate University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Griffith Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal
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  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Truth or truce?: The legality of restriction on Olympic
           athletes' freedom of speech
    • Abstract: Killeen, Anita; Hertogen, An
      In this article, we assess the legality of restricting Olympic athletes' fundamental right to freedom of speech against New Zealand domestic human rights standards as well as fundamental values of Olympism. We argue that the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 applies to the New Zealand Olympic Committee under section 3(b) of the Act. The restrictions on freedom of speech in the athletes' agreements therefore need to comply with section 14. The restrictions are however incompatible with this provision, and are not saved by section 5 as they are not reasonable limits prescribed by law that are demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

      We recommend two solutions: one specific and one more holistic one. First, the New Zealand Olympic Committee should remove from the athletes' agreements the reference to rule 50 of the International Olympic Charter, which is the source of the blanket ban on any kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda. Instead, the athletes' agreements should only restrict speech that is contrary to the Olympic values, such as racist or discriminatory speech. Our second, holistic, solution is radically different. Here, we propose changing the host selection process to ensure that a host's legal and political framework lives up to the values of Olympism. We argue that such an approach would have a real impact and address the root causes of why restrictions on athletes' freedom of speech are included in their agreements in the first place.

      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Cheating to lose: The rampant expansion of match-fixing
           and developing responses to defend fair competition in New Zealand sport
    • Abstract: Chamberlain, Alison
      The recent proliferation of match-fixing scandals in the media emphasises that match-fixing presents a major and growing challenge for sport governance bodies and national governments across the globe, including in New Zealand. This article examines match-fixing methods using football and cricket fixing-scandals as examples, the relationship between betting and match-fixing, and the threat to New Zealand sport. It also analyses the recently released New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption ('NZPSM') and the Crimes (Match-Fixing) Amendment Act 2014 (NZ) using a comparison with Australian law.

      Match-fixing commonly stems from corrupt betting practices. The expansion of both legal and illegal online betting has provided greater opportunities for transnational criminal groups to profiteer from orchestrating fixes. Certain sporting participants and competitions are more susceptible to match-fixing than others. The NZPSM and the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Act 2014 strengthen New Zealand's regime for combatting match-fixing. However, sport, sport betting and organised crime are now sophisticated international activities. More cooperation is needed at the international level between sport governance bodies, national governments and the betting industry to develop a framework to properly tackle this issue.

      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Match-fixing in football: The epistemology of the court
           of arbitration for sport jurisprudence
    • Abstract: Deakes, Nathan
      Match-Fixing has become a scourge for international sport in recent years, particularly in football, and has been described as the greatest threat to the integrity of sport in the 21st century.1 Without cogent intervention, the corruption and the manipulation of results, which jeopardise the ethical value and structure of football, will eventually call into question the credibility of not just football but endless sporting results the world over.

      Several unscrupulous individuals and groups have been discovered and condemned for having fixed or attempting to fix football matches, leading to several cases being brought to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for determination. As a specific lex sportiva in match-fixing has begun to develop, it is prudent to ask what can we learn from this jurisprudence to deter and eventually prevent match-fixing in football?

      The article briefly considers the history of match-fixing in football before examining the salient match-fixing cases so far expounded by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, analysing their backgrounds, procedural issues, sanctions, and the standard of proof. The article also investigates the regulatory framework of FIFA and UEFA, as well as several legislative instruments currently in place in different jurisdictions worldwide. To conclude, the article formulates recommendations and solutions towards the optimal anti-corruption system to eliminate this dishonest malfeasance.

      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - The integrity of sport and the privilege against
           self-incrimination - is ASADA playing by the rules?
    • Abstract: Crocker, Anthony
      It is trite that those who watch or participate in sport want a clean and corruption free contest. Sadly, that is not always the case. The history of sport is littered with illustrations of its integrity being compromised. Sports are increasingly devoting resources to the prevention and identification of such occasions.

      One means of doing so is to compel the relevant person to an incident or concern to participate in an investigation by providing answers, documents or other material to the investigator. Two issues immediately arise. First, what is the source of the power compelling the person to cooperate? Secondly, what, if anything, should be done if such co-operation may reveal matters that could expose the person to penalties or criminal prosecutions?

      This article commences with an acknowledgement of the importance of integrity in sport. It then articulates the common law privilege against self-incrimination and identifies the breadth of its application, before considering what role it should and does have in current sport integrity investigations in Australia, particularly anti-doping matters. It concludes by demonstrating that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority ('ASADA') is presently encouraging athletes to give to it powers that parliament has expressly determined should not be available to it. This in turn raises a number of policy and enforceability issues.

      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - All for one and one for all ... for how much longer?:
           How wada could tackle doping in professional team sport
    • Abstract: Wark, Victoria
      For almost three years, allegations that a large number of players from a high profile football club committed anti-doping rule violations under the World Anti-Doping Agency anti-doping code have cast a long and lingering shadow over Australian anti-doping efforts and professional team sport in this country. The various investigations by the national anti-doping body, the league and club together with the tribunal hearings and related legal proceedings have been the subject of extensive media coverage. They have also prompted legislative reform and been the subject of widespread political and public debate. At the time of writing, the final chapter in this protracted saga is about to get underway - the hearing of the WADA's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Irrespective of the final CAS decision, one issue that has already emerged from these events is whether the international anti-doping rules and regulations that make up the Code are appropriately adapted to Australian professional team sports. This article explores some of the difficulties with the Code in the context of professional team sports and suggests some changes that may overcome these deficiencies while remaining consistent with the Code's original aims.

      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Healey, Deborah
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Cumulative index
    • PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Don't argue with the ref! - Legal liability for
           incorrect decisions of sports officials
    • Abstract: O'Brien, John
      This article examines the potential remedies available for incorrect decisions by sports officials. In particular, this article focuses on bringing an action against an official in negligence for pure economic loss. It determines that such an action would have a low chance of success, as a duty of care would be difficult to establish. Even if that could be overcome, an aggrieved player or team would still face further hurdles at the stages of breach, causation and defences. The article concludes by proposing some options to further reduce the small risk of liability to officials.

      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Procedural fairness, disabled athletes and the court of
           arbitration for sport
    • Abstract: Donaldson, Hannah
      This article examines the cases of three disabled athletes, NWBA v IPC1, Gatlin v USADA and Pistorius v IAAF. The article will consider how the Court of Arbitration for Sport ('CAS') has examined the rules of the respective governing bodies and highlight where CAS has been critical of the ambiguous rules and procedures in place. It will show that while CAS has been critical over a number of years, governing bodies continue to create ambiguous rules to the potential detriment of the disabled athlete.

      PubDate: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:10:55 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Cumulative index
    • PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - The sanctioning process for specified substances in the
           2015 world anti-doping code - a fresh start?
    • Abstract: Fuchs, Philippe
      Doping has again come into the public spotlight due to high-profile cases uncovered around the world - such as the Lance Armstrong matter in the United States or the Essendon drug scandal in Australia. In the shadow of these cases, the World Anti-Doping Agency ('WADA') has worked on a revision of its World Anti-Doping Code ('Code'), which will enter into force on 1 January 2015. One area of the Code that has been significantly changed is inadvertent or unintentional doping. Under the old Code, the 2009 version,1 there has been some uncertainty in this respect due to conflicting (and controversial) case law. The 2015 version of the Code2 aims to correct this by introducing a new system for unintentional doping. This article will focus on these changes that will be introduced by the Code 2015 and will analyse how effective they are in addressing the concerns raised under the Code 2009 and the relevant case law.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Critical analysis of the divided court of arbitration
           for sport jurisprudence on the world anti-doping code article 10.4
    • Abstract: Smith, Mark
      The purpose of this article is to examine the current interpretative divide within the Court of Arbitration for Sport as to the meaning of the term 'intent to enhance sport performance' within article 10.4 of the World Anti-Doping Code. In particular, it assesses the case law with an aim of providing a well reasoned opinion on how it should be approached in future cases to protect both sport and athletes equally. It accepts that balancing the need to protect sport with the need to ensure flexibility and proportionality for athletes who may unintentionally break the rules is a difficult task, which must be approached in a reasonable manner.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Train the trainers: Maintaining standards to minimise
           injuries and avoiding legal liability in the fitness industry
    • Abstract: Dietrich, Joachim; Keyzer, Patrick; Coyle, Ian R; Norton, Kevin; Sekendiz, Betul; Jones, Veronica; Finch, Caroline F
      A recent comprehensive survey of fitness industry professionals shows that there is a lack of confidence amongst members of the fitness industry about the quality of training necessary to obtain fitness qualifications. This is concerning given that legal liability in negligence is determined by reference to the standards of a reasonably competent person possessing particular qualifications. Injuries incurred during fitness activities may lead to legal liability if the standard of reasonable care is not met. Fitness professionals who are not adequately trained are more likely to fail to meet standards of reasonable competence. Case law demonstrates the importance of fitness professionals being knowledgeable and well-trained in their field of expertise to avoid legal liability arising.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - The contractual and ethical duty for a professional
           athlete to be an exemplary role model: Bringing the sport and sportsperson
           into unreasonable and unfair disrepute
    • Abstract: Jonson, Paul T; Lynch, Sandra; Adair, Daryl
      Professional athletes are sanctioned pursuant to a clause in playing contracts that authorises a sport association and/or club to take punitive action for conduct that is deemed to be in breach of the requirement not to bring the sport into disrepute. This can include conduct that occurs in a time and place unrelated to the sport. The sport associations claim they have a right to safeguard their brands and accordingly their well-paid athletes need to protect the association's commercial and reputational interests by being exemplary role models at all times. This article argues that the contractual terms that regulate such conduct are unreasonable and improper. Moreover, the associated role model expectations are either vague or unspecified, leading to uncertainty about the responsibilities of athletes beyond the playing field. This article proposes that the contractual terms must change, the discourse must be reframed, and education must be provided for the community, the stakeholders and the players.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Financial distress and the culture of sports
    • Abstract: Williams, Jack F; Simmons, Elizabeth
      Sports franchise bankruptcies pose a challenging array of issues from what property is available to the creditors to what influence bankruptcy law may have on sports governance and franchise/ league relations. This article asserts that these issues are better understood through a cultural lens. Contrasting the Texas Rangers bankruptcy case with the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy case, the article constructs a cultural context in which bankruptcy courts have confronted foundational issues in bankruptcy law and in internal league governance. At the present stage of development, owner conduct and his or her relationship with the commissioner of the sports league appear to be key determinants in the complexion of a sports franchise bankruptcy case. It remains unresolved, however, whether a league's internal governance would preempt foundational bankruptcy principles, although it appears unlikely.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - 'A spectacle cannot be owned': A history of the uneasy
           relationship between copyright and sport in Australia
    • Abstract: Bond, Catherine
      The relationship between copyright and sport has attracted much media and legal attention in the 2012 to 2013 period, with changes in the reporting of control and access to sports content. Limited Olympic coverage; reported arguments during the re-negotiation of television, radio, online and mobile broadcasting arrangements; and the Singtel Optus v National Rugby League Investments litigation have highlighted for the Australian public the complex and expensive difficulties that arise in the interaction between copyright law and sport. However, this article illustrates that this is not a modern phenomenon: copyright and sport in Australia have always had an 'uneasy' relationship, with sporting organisations regularly demanding more from copyright law than that area was willing to provide. Through an exploration of case law, archival materials and government reports, this article considers two examples - copyright in sports information and compilations, and copyright in sporting events - in a historical context. This examination demonstrates that, despite this tension, copyright and sport have always had a symbiotic relationship and each has had an impact on the development of the other in Australia.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Healey, Deborah
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:35:46 GMT
       
 
 
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