The International Union of Lawyers and the International Association of Sports Law are Planning to Create the International Public Association for the Protection of the Rights of Athletes.
The International Union of Lawyers has taken measures to support the international Russian sport, which has found itself in a difficult situation in connection with the sanctions of the World Anti-Doping Organization. A commission on international sports law has been created in our Union, headed by the famous Russian scientist professor Sergey Alekseev. International scientific conferences on sports law with the participation of the International Union of Lawyers were held in Krasnoyarsk (May 2018) and Minsk (Republic of Belarus, April 2019). Currently, the International Union of Lawyers together with the International Association of Sports Law (Athens, Greece) is studying the issue of holding a joint scientific-practical conference "New World Challenges and Problems of Preserving the Integrity of International Sports". It is assumed that the problems of protecting the rights of athletes will be considered in this conference. It is also expected that a new public organization, the International Association for the Protection of the Rights of Athletes, will be created. The Charter of this organization has been prepared. The new public organization will assist athletes in protecting their rights from any form of discrimination, including political ones, as well as unlawful, unreasonable and excessive sanctions by sports organizations, abuse of sports officials and illegal criminal prosecutions. The organization will be authorized to protect the rights of athletes in international and national courts and organizations, to demand compensation payments for athletes and to punish perpetrators who violated the rights of athletes. The preparation of the conference and the Charter is entrusted to the Deputy Chairman of the International Union of Lawyers, member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Sports Law Anatoly Peskov and members of the Commission for International Cooperation of our Union headed by him. Many members of this Commission are well-known scholars and lawyers in the field of sports law.