Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lawyers Weekly Profile of Canadian on Court of Arbitration for Sport

This week's issue of The Lawyers Weekly features the article Quick, high-stakes decisions can make for Olympian task.

It profiles Toronto lawyer Graeme Mew, an Olympic Games arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport: (CAS)
"As one of only 12 people chosen from around the world as arbitrators for the Olympics, Mew was on standby in London to deal with disputes that arose between nations. He was required to report for duty 10 days before the Games even began."

"Mew, of Clyde & Co. in Toronto, has spent his career as a lawyer and a dispute resolution professional in England and Canada. Of the 11 disputes that took place during the Games, Mew heard four appeals — ​in equestrian, canoeing, sailing and modern pentathlon"
The  CAS was created in the 1980s by the International Olympic Committee

In addition to explaining how the arbitration of disputes happens at the Olympic Games, the article also provides information about sports law arbitration in Canada.

Earlier Library Boy posts about law and the Olympics include:
  • New Law Library Journal Articles (September 6, 2006): "We have just received Law Library Journal vol. 98, no. 3 (Summer 2006) at the Supreme Court of Canada library. Among the articles that caught my attention: (...) Exploring the Court of Arbitration for Sport: 'The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), recognized as an emerging leader in international sports dispute resolution, was created specifically to address sports-related matters. Since its formation, the CAS has addressed a wide range of sports-related issues, including matters pertaining to the positive drug tests of athletes, the challenges to technical decisions of officials made during competition, and the eligibility of athletes to compete in the Olympic Games. Of significance, CAS awards have been recognized as developing a lex sportiva, that is, a set of guiding principles and rules in international sports law'. " 
  • New Internet Research Guide for Olympic Studies (April 2, 2008): "Intute, a British university consortium that offers free online service access to evaluated web resources for education and research, has just published a new subject booklet entitled 'Internet resources for Olympic studies'. The booklet describes resources relating to associations, the history of the Olympic Games, past and future Games, athletes, sports research, event management, and legal issues (arbitration of sports disputes, disability sports, gender equity and doping)." 
  • Law and the Olympics (January 6, 2010): "Blogosaurus Lex, the blog from the Legal Resource Centre of Alberta, had a post in December on Law and the Olympics."
  • Updated Research Guide on International Sports Law (August 31, 2011): "The GlobaLex collection at the New York University School of Law has just updated its International Sports Law research guide. It looks at the key institutions governing international sports (...) There are sections on doping, women and sports, violence as well as suggested sports law bibliographies, databases and periodicals."
  • June 2012 Issue of Legal Information Management on Sports Law (July 3, 2012): "The most recent issue of Legal Information Management, a journal of the British and Irish Association of Law Libraries, is devoted to the Olympics and sports law."

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