The International Law Institute was pleased to host the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies' special edition of its Ambassadors’ Forum series on COVID-19. The program,“Global COVID-19 and Sports: Threats and Responses” focused on medical, policy, and legal consideration of the commencement of sporting activities, and large public events, in the time of COVID-19.

We present the Global COVID-19 and Sports: Threats and Responses, conference video, downloadable reports, and a special extended monograph Global COVID-19: “Global COVID-19 and Sports: Exposure Claims and Liability Mitigation Considerations”.  the monograph,  represents an updated and extended version of recorded presentations made by members of the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP, who participated as invited contributors of the original conference. The excerpt focuses on multi-jurisdictional perspectives legal perspectives of the re-introduction of sports and large public events, in context of COVID-19.

We invite you to download both the conference report and the extended monograph highlighting legal and risk considerations.


COVID 19 and Sports Cover     COVID 19 and Sports Web
Full Conference Report    Monograph: Exposure Claims and Liability Mitigation Considerations 




          Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
          Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute
          Center for Security Law, University of Virginia Law School
          International Law Institute


          Prof. Don Wallace Chairman - International Law Institute


          Prof. Yonah Alexander Director - Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
          Senior Fellow - Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


          Prof. Rita Colwell Distinguished Professor - University of Maryland,College Park and
                                                                               Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
          Dr. Richard Reff MD- Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist; Fmr. Advisor - US Olympics Committee
          Carl Francis - Director of Communications - National Football League Players Association
          Chalana Damron Counsel - Counsel - Crowell & Moring, LLP Washington, DC Office
          Thomas Gies Partner - Partner - Crowell & Moring, LLP Washington, DC Office
          Kristof Roox Partner - Crowell & Moring, LLP Brussels Office
          Laurence Winston - Crowell & Moring, LLP London Office


          U.S. Ambassador Charles Ray [Ret.] - Former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe
          Croatia Ambassador to the U.S.  Pjer Simunovic Ambassador; 
          Croatia Fmr. Presidency of the Council of the European Union from January to June 2020


Please note that the editors and contributors cannot be held responsible for any errors and consequences arising from the use of the information contained in these publications. Also, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the academic institutions associated with these reports.


Deepest appreciation for ILI members Robert Sargin, Jason Everett, Emma Andrews, and Clement Mutambo for their guidance and support in producing these reports and facilitating the Covid-19 conferences series. Additionally, special thanks are due to those who provided administrative and research assistance, namely Mythili Kotagiri (Rutgers University graduate), Caitlyn Enroth (undergraduate at the Tufts University), Seth Snyder (undergraduate at the University of Virginia), Aaron Sugarman (undergraduate at the University of North Carolina), and Adam Cooper (undergraduate at the University of Virginia). All are currently or have previously participated in IUCTS Internship Programs.