European Legal Doctrine Concerning Criminal Liability of Sports Participants for Sports-Related Injuries and Its Reflection in the Czech Republic

Michal Kralik


This paper aims to provide a brief summarization of the most important trends that have crystallised during the twentieth century in the European legal theory and judicial practice concerning criminal liability of sports participants for injuries occurring during the practice of a sport. Based on the description of this general background, the paper further explains how this development in Europe has influenced the decision-making practice of the courts of the Czech Republic.

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