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Sportsko pravo u Republici Hrvatskoj
Sports Law in the Republic of Croatia

Author(s): Dejan Šuput
Subject(s): Civil Law
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: sport; sports law; state; regulatory reform; sports organizations
Summary/Abstract: National sports legislation in South East Europe countries is complex and differs from country to country. During the years, it became almost a rule that most south and the east European countries have adopted an interventionist sports legislation model. That model is also applied in the Republic of Croatia. Within this artice laws regulating sport and sport related activities in Croatia were analysed and presented. Croatia applied interventionist sports legislation model that makes their legal framework regulatin sports comparable with Serbian legal framework reulilating sports. Serbian Law on Sports is very obsolete and the legislative practice of countries like Croatia could be a good example of how the reform of legal framework regulating sport should be performed. Although performed analysis and presentation of Croatian laws regulating sports contribute to the process of proper evaluation of the quality of current Serbian Draft Law on Sports and even though Croatian Law on Sports represents a good practice in conducting regulatory reform that could be followed by Serbian legislator, it is necessary to stress that automatical takeover of any foreign model and simple copying of foreign laws, without taking into account about specific needs of the Republic of Serbia and conditions in which is its sports system, can lead only to creation of ideal theoretical model that would not have a big chance to be efficiently applied in practice.

  • Page Range: 316-333
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Serbian