|Sport, Law and International Diplomacy - JURD7652|
In the twentieth century sport was transformed from an amateur pastime to a global business and became an important tool for nations in international diplomacy. This course will introduce students to the development of the international sports system and its modes of governance. It will explore the use of sport in diplomacy, especially in key events such as boycott movements that had legal repercussions in various nations. Using a series of case studies the course will consider themes such as international treaties related to sport; human rights; discrimination; violence; women in sport; sport and the European Union among others. It will also examine international organisations such as the IOC, FIFA, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
The overall aim is to open up to students an understanding of the importance of (and role of over time) sport and law (and sport law as an independent entity) in the process of international diplomacy. More specifically the course aims at facilitating the student's ability to:
(Attendance) and participation 10%
A study kit of essential readings will be available from the UNSW bookshop.
J. Nafzigar, International Sports Law (2nd edition), Ardsley, New York, 2004
Recommended reading (this book is recommended to students for purchase but it is prohibitively expensive. Available in the Law Library)
D. Healey, Sport and the Law (third edition), UNSW Press, Sydney, 2004
G.M. Kelly, Sport and the Law, Law Book Company, Sydney 1987 (L/KN186.6/k1/1)
Available in the Law Reserve, UNSW Library. Although aged and out of print it is highly recommended.
There is a vast range of resources available for study in this course. These will be unveiled progressively during the early weeks of the course.