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Leveling the world’s playing fields

Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Richard Pound

The big question within the context of an international sport system is how to deal effectively with the resolution of disputes internationally. Most local courts do not have the necessary expertise to deal easily with sport issues and their decisions are effective only in the countries where the judgments are rendered and often have to be re-litigated. Furthermore, the legal process is unsuited to the need for speedy resolution of sport-related disputes, which often require expedited hearings, even in the middle of sport competitions, and many...