Register now for the CAS “Regulation of Global Sport” (including my course on “Human rights in global sport” on 11 June 2020)

Neighbouring so many global sport organisations and situated in the “Olympic Capital City”, the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne proposes with partners from 2020, a new executive education certificate in the Regulation of Global sport.

In the 20th century sport has evolved from a passion for a few gentlemen to a global phenomenon involving millions of men and women as practitioners, spectators and/or consumers. In the 21st century sport is fully globalised and requires ever increasing amount of regulation that is both progressive and adaptable.

Domestic (hard) laws are to be considered alongside transnational sporting rules (soft laws). Challenges of global sport such as integrity, credibility and sustainability require the close cooperation of many stakeholders: national and international sports organisations, the local, national and international public sector, NGOs, and commercial entities (sponsors, broadcasters, network providers, event organisers). The ecosystem of global sport is more and more complex and requires a good understanding of its legal and geopolitical dimensions, as well as the multi-faceted challenges it faces.

This new certificate is organised around three consecutive modules, each under the responsibility of one of the schools of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne:

  • The ecosystem of global sport
  • Laws of global sport
  • Challenges in global sport

Each module is composed of six full days of teaching under the responsibility of a UNIL professor who can invite guest lecturers and lead group work activities. The teaching is in English. Participants are encouraged to study and present at the end of the course a case of global sport regulation in order to obtain the certificate of advanced studies attached to the course.


  • to know the different global sport stakeholders, their autonomy and their network governance, and the ecosystem in which they take part
  • to understand the global sporting regulations based on domestic, European and international (hard) laws, and/or transnational sporting rules (soft laws),
  • to reflect upon the possible evolution of global sport regulations thanks to the models and current issues presented in the course.

Teaching methods

Each teaching day will be devoted to a precise theme. Participants will be asked to make presentations during classes and to prepare for these course days by reading selected texts. Group work is also planned as a part of each teaching day.

Target audience

The programme is intended for participants who have a first university degree in a relevant field, or who manage (units of) global sport organisations and are faced with the challenges of global sport involving domestic (hard) laws and transnational sporting codes (soft laws). The CAS ReGS prepares its participants to become highly skilled experts and managers of global sport in multinational companies, international organisations, law firms, courts, NGOs and academia. A few seats are reserved for university graduates in career transition with relevant profiles and foreign participants who follow the Master in International Business Law.


Module 1
Day 106.02.20The stakeholders of global sport
Day 207.02.20The autonomy and governance of global sport
Day 320.02.20The social responsibility of global sport
Day 421.02.20The regulation of global pro sport
Day 505.03.20The global anti-doping regime and actors
Day 606.03.20Anti-doping regulation
Module 2
Day 712.03.20(Swiss) association law and global sport
Day 813.03.20European law, competition law and global sport
Day 902.04.20Arbitration law and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
Day 1003.04.20Sports arbitration: practice and procedure of the CAS
Day 1123.04.20Sport contracts: employment and transfers of players
Day 1224.04.20Sport contracts: sponsoring/broadcasting/organising
Module 3
Day 1307.05.20Integrity and corruption in global sport
Day 1408.05.20Intelligence and investigation in global sport
Day 1528.05.20Criminal law and global sport
Day 1629.05.20Forensic analyses in global sport
Day 1711.06.20Human rights in global sport
Day 1812.06.20Taxation and data protection in global sport
Day 1926.06.20Oral presentation of a regulation of global sport case proposed by the scientific committee


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