There is Room for Personality Rights in Hungarian Law

There is Room for Personality Rights in Hungarian Law

Introduction

In professional sports, personality rights protect a player’s right to practice a sport unrestricted to maintain their market value and abilities and find new opportunities. Today, personality rights are widely accepted in international sports law, particularly at FIFA and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) levels.

However, such rights are not recognized in all domestic sports-legal systems. In particular, although the Hungarian legal system recognizes personality rights, it does not apply them to sports. As such, the protection of athletes’ rights in Hungary lacks an important tool.

The author believes there is room for developing personality rights in Hungarian Law. By applying the method of application in Swiss and CAS jurisprudence, Hungarian Law can adapt and apply personality rights in sport and serve as a vital legal tool to protect athletes’ rights.

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