4. Lex ludica: the special law.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport as an international sports tribunal has increasingly detached itself from its roots in Swiss law, and made use of the facility embodied in its current rules of applying in appeal procedures 'the rules of law, the application of which the Panel deems appropriate'1. Free standing of the regulations of the particular sport or of national legal provisions are 'general principles of law drawn from a comparative or common denominator reading of various domestic legal systems and, in particular, the prohibition of arbitrary or unreasonable rules and measures'2.

Such general principles of law in the