Joint Meeting: Sports and Entertainment Law and International Law Sections (SSE210119)

January 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Zoom Video Meeting

United States

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  • Margot VanRiel
  • Jordan Sala
  • Daniel Cooper
  • Alex Mazzella
  • Thomas Welsh
  • Rene Peres
  • Atef nahass
  • Ling Liu
  • Sarah Maramarosy
  • Houston Lowry
  • Dana Katz
  • Paul Edelburg
  • Craig Honeyman
  • Frederik Jorgensen
  • lingling Liu
  • Jean-Baptiste Guégan
  • Yeremias Fade
  • Lukas AUBIN
  • Amer Saad Alajmi
  • Pedro Paiva
  • Stanis Elsborg
  • Falko De Backer
  • John Louizos
  • John Driscoll

Sportswashing: International Sports and Human Rights


Introduction of the Panelists – Daniel Cooper
Human Rights and Sports in General – Judge Ridgway
Sportswashing as Concept and Popular Pushback, Recent Developments – Professor Chadwick
Q&A – Time Remaining 


Honorable Delissa A. Ridgway, Senior Judge, US Court of International Trade

Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor of Eurasian Sport Industry, Em Lyon Business School, Paris and Shanghai

Program Description

This program will examine the concept of "sportswashing" which can be defined as the practice of autocratic or kleptocratic regimes with poor human rights records sponsoring or hosting international sporting events, and buying well known sports franchises in other countries, in order to district from criticism of their human rights records. This program will examine the human rights picture as it relates to international sports and will discuss the public outcry of certain countries attempting to acquire ownership of certain sporting events and recognized teams or clubs.

CLE Credits

CT: 1.0 Credits  |  NY: 1.0 CLE Credits (Pending)



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