Journal of Sports Law, Policy and Governance. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND OF THE JOURNAL

 

“The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete”
-Pierre de Coubertin, The Olympian (1984) by Peter L. Dixon

In the past decade, the world of sports has transformed like a butterfly. On the fairer side this transformation has brought a more robust framework for Administration, Regulation and Organization of modern sports. Among all these positives, what remains a matter of concern for agencies around the world are the darker aspects of this unhinged transformation which includes but is not limited to issues of Doping, Inequality, Corruption, Mismanagement and Erroneous Decision Making. Within a system of such dis-balance agencies and nations across the globe have become more reliant on specific set of laws, policy guidance and good governance. These overhauling changes in the vision of the stakeholders has surely brought a more positive outlook for the sports and is a step towards a better future but with a plethora of laws and policy provisions comes the evil of burgeoning litigation which is quite evident from the fact that each passing day newer and newer issues are being brought up and discussed in domestic courts all over the world. Even the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the highest tribunal for resolving disputes in sports is no exception to this rising phenomenon. Keeping all such material findings in light, it has become quite imperative for the Academia to come up with modern legal scholarship and develop it further in order to contribute and provide reasoned solutions to the spate of questions that have crept up in recent times. We at JSLPG are trying to lend our support in building a global initiative for research and development in Sports Laws, Policy and Governance wherein we seek to play a small but efficient role in resolving these issues through conclusive analysis, planned strategy and project development.