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New form of conflict resolution in sport

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 8th April 2016 11:24 AM

Among other things, the law would address issues of doping, unprofessional conduct, players’ rights, and conflicts that tend to arise amongst the federations and players.

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William Blick, President of the UOC at the press conference

Among other things, the law would address issues of doping, unprofessional conduct, players’ rights, and conflicts that tend to arise amongst the federations and players.

International Sports law training seminar

9-10, April

For long, courts of law have always taken the centre stage in resolving conflicts and altercations arising within the sports federations but that is about to become history.

At least 30 delegates are expected to attend a two-day sports law seminar organised by the Uganda Olympic Committee, Olympic solidarity and Instituto Superior de Economia (ISDE) which is due on Saturday and Sunday in Kampala.

The seminar, first of a kind in Africa is aimed at enlightening the officials representing different federations on the laws regulating sports and how the general concept of sports law will govern the federations.

Among other things, the law would address issues of doping, unprofessional conduct, players’ rights, and conflicts that tend to arise amongst the federations and players.

“This is an important step. We need to stop hearing cases of sports legal issues going to court as we would now solve them among ourselves,” said William Blick, President of the UOC at the press conference.

Blick added that federations will contribute an arbitration commission as part of the law.  The UOC will work with the government to pass the law and a body formed to handle the sports legal issues.

Professors John white, Ian Blackshaw from Cambridge, UK and Sarah Ochwodo,the first female African to achieve a doctorate in sports law will lead the seminar.

Meanwhile officials from Somalia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eritrea, Gambia Nigeria,Botswana, Lesotho, among others are some of the international delegates.

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