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IRG Seminar Series - Fair play and refereeing

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Kingston University London, Kingston Hill Campus

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Kingston upon Thames

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Many phenomena of sports corruption or match-fixing often involve referees and are caused by various factors.

Professor Paolo Moro, from the University of Padua (Italy), will demonstrate that integrity of referees is threatened by a lack of legal control (i.e. procedural) of their decisions.

The decisions of referees in a competition are unquestionable, both in the field and after the races, but the rule is debated and debatable. In law, this issue concerns the limits of the power of judge and it evokes the ancient Latin maxim Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (who watches the watchmen?).

To preserve the integrity of referees, it is not enough to set an ethical code, but it is appropriate a legal strategy, using the fair play principle even in the technical sports regulation.

Indeed, fair play applies not only to athletes but also to the referees, who are really judges, and it realizes the practice of fair trial in the technical dispute, which is the first instance of sports justice.

Could be fair play for referees an indirect means to combat sports corruption?

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Paolo Moro is Full Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Padua (Italy), where he also teaches Legal Informatics. He has published various books, papers and chapters about Legal Rhetoric and Greek Philosophy, Legal Informatics and Sports Law. He has been a lawyer in the Court for nearly 25 years and currently, he coordinates the Legal Education Workgroup at the Superior School of Advocacy in Rome. He is the founder of CollectIUS, a search, discussion and filing digital platform, and he is also a member of the Integrity Research Group (IRG) of the Kingston University of London.

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