INTERNATIONAL UNION OF LAWYERS





"Code, Doctrine or Good Federal Sport Law." The International Union of Lawyers took part in the discussion of the problems of legal regulation in the field of sports at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences

On March 23, at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a round table was held on the topic "Actual problems and prospects of legal regulation of relations in the field of sports."

The main initiators of the discussions were Alexander N. Savenkov, Director of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Victor V. Blazheev, Rector of the Kutafin University, Member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council of the International Union of Lawyers.

The speeches of the initiators of the discussion were full of creative ideas aimed at reforming the system of legal regulation in sports and protecting the rights of athletes. It was proposed to create the position of the Ombudsman for the protection of the rights of Russian athletes and determine their legal status. The idea of creating a specialized advocacy for the protection of athletes' rights and state funding for the protection of the rights of Russian athletes in foreign courts was also interesting. There were also proposals to create a sports code, a doctrine for the development of sports law and a new updated federal law on sports. Despite the differences of opinions, the participants were unanimous on one thing. The legal system for regulating relations in sports needs to be reformed, and it must effectively resist the new challenges of our time. And this new system should not be an invention of legal scholars only. The new law on sports should also be discussed in advance and supported by the entire Russian sports community.

The main developer of many legislative initiatives in the field of sports, head of the Department of Sports Law of the University. O.E. Kutafina, Deputy Secretary General of the Russian Football Union, member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for the Protection of Athletes' Rights, Denis Rogachev made a very interesting speech. Deputy Director of State and Law Letova, Chief Researcher of this Institute, Deputy Head of the Commission on Legal Education of the International Union of Lawyers, Chucha, Director of "Center for Sports Law" Orlov also actively participated in the discussion.

The International Union of Lawyers was represented at this forum by the Deputy Chairman of the International Union, Anatoly Peskov, who spoke about the activities of the International Association for the Protection of Athletes' Rights headed by him and also took part in the discussion of topical problems of sports law.



Director of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Savenkov and Rector of the Kutafin University, Member of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council of the International Union of Lawyers Viktor Blazheev

Deputy Director of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences Natalia Letova and Deputy Chairman of the International Union of Lawyers, Chairman of the IARA BoD Anatoly Peskov


Denis Rogachev, Member of the IARA BoD and Sergey Chucha, Deputy Head of the Commission on Legal Science and Education of the International Union of Lawyers


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