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Arab Law Quarterly: Celebrating 35 Years with free access to selected articles

Arab Law Quarterly, the leading English language scholarly publication on matters relating to the law of Arab states, will publish its 35th Volume in 2021. To celebrate this, five sets of seven articles, hand-picked from past volumes by Editor-in-Chief Haider Ala Hamoudi, will be available for free downloading during 2021.

New Series: International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy

The Series offers an outlet for monographs and collective works making substantial contributions to interdisciplinary research.

Forthcoming: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia (3 vols)

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia is also available online.

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Secondary Sources Michael J. Beloff et al., Sports Law, 2d ed. (Oxford: Hart, 2012). Adam Lewis & Jonathan Taylor, eds., Sport: Law and Practice, 4th ed. (Haywards Heath: Bloomsbury Professional, 2021). Simon Gardiner, “United Kingdom,” in International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Sports Law (Kluwer Law International, 2014). Available on Kluwer Law Online. Tim Russ & Jamie Foster, Law of Field Sports (London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2010). This analysis centres on the Game Act 1831 and the Hunting Act 2004. It deals primarily with the law as it relates to shooting and hunting and its intersection with property rights. Subject Searches: Sports--Law and legislation--United Kingdom.Performing arts--Law and legislation--United Kingdom.Entertainers--Legal status, laws etc.--United Kingdom.Personality (Law)--United Kingdom.Music trade--Law and legislation--United Kingdom.Amusements--Law and legislation--United Kingdom.Broadcasting--Law and legislation--United Kingdom. Primary Sources Theatres Act 1968, c. 54, 26 Jul 1968.  Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, c. 30, 13 Jul 1982. Includes provisions on the licensing of sex establishments.  Video Recordings Act 1984, c. 39, 12 Jul 1984. Introduced a statutory scheme for the classification of video recordings. The scheme for the classification of cinema films operated by the British Board of Film Classification is non-statutory. The application of the 1984 Act was extended to video games by ss. 40-41 of: Digital Economy Act 2010, c. 24, 08 Apr 2010.  Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975, c. 52, 01 Aug 1975.  Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987, c. 27, 15 May 1987.  Football Spectators Act 1989, c. 37, 16 Nov 1989.  Football (Offences) Act 1991, c. 19, 27 Jun 1991.