The Principle of Fairness in the Lex Sportiva of CAS Awards and Beyond

  • James A. R. Nafziger
Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)


The issues discussed in this contribution might suggest that the principle of fairness is still too unsettled to be effective as a core principle of international sports law. However, on the basis of accepted attributes of fairness = impartiality, equity, good faith, coherence, and so on—the principle can be readily adapted to a broad range of sports and sports-related issues. Fairness should be fundamental in the future of sports and the growth of a creditable regime of international sports law. The challenge is to take the principle seriously and further develop it within a definitional and institutional framework that already exists.


Strict Liability International Olympic Committee Major League Baseball Arbitral Tribunal Arbitral Award 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. R. Nafziger
    • 1
  1. 1.SalemUSA

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