The Final Yards Of Caster Semenya’s Human Rights Appeal: Background & Broader Implications (LawInSport)

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The Final Yards Of Caster Semenya’s Human Rights Appeal: Background & Broader Implications (LawInSport)


What do Mokgadi Caster Semenya, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Serena Williams have in common?  All four athletes have certain immutable, natural genetic traits: for three of those athletes, those… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Stephanie David Date

Equal treatment for Elite Girls’ Football: 2nd Half


As the second Covid lockdown got underway in England supporters of women’s football were treated to the disturbing sight of the elite women’s and girls’ training squads being closed down… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Five Measures to Protect Athlete Human Rights (Sport Resolutions Newsletter November 2020)


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) called the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkair, “very sad news” and said their thoughts were with his family and friends. Amnesty International were stronger,… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Alexis Hearnden, Ian Brownhill Date

Equal chances: preserving elite girls’ football in lockdown


One of the casualties of lockdown has been most sport.  The regulations do though seek to protect elite sport, including players on development pathways which seek to lead to professional… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Remote hearings; here to stay or just while needs must?


William Norris QC provides insight into remote hearings following some truly global hearings he has experienced while sitting as Chairman on panels for Sport Resolutions.  The particular focus of the… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author William Norris QC Date

WADA v (1) Sun Yang (2) FINA – CAS panel finds that Sun Yang violated Article 2.5 FINA


This case has received widespread public interest for a number of reasons, particularly: The dramatic facts – it was alleged that the vial containing the blood sample had been smashed… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Stephanie David Date

Battle Royale at the border: the immigration problems plaguing esports athletes in the UK and US


The recent announcement that Germany intends to introduce a specific esports visa to its immigration code is a watershed moment. In his second article for Law In Sport, Daniel Kozelko… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Daniel Kozelko Date

Katherine Apps and Stephanie David on a global approach to Safeguarding in Sport (Sport Resolutions July 2019)


Sports safeguarding, the case for a Global Code? In 2004 the World Anti-Doping Code (“WADC”)[1] first entered into force. It sets out common rules and standards for anti-doping testing and… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Katherine Apps, Stephanie David Date

Caster Semenya – Difficult Policy Decisions and Deference


“I am a woman and I am a world-class athlete. The IAAF will not drug me or stop me from being who I am.” – Caster Semenya [1] It is… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Stephanie David Date

Getting the balance right: female athletics and differences of sex development – CAS’ decision in Caster Semenya


No one can dispute that fairness is integral to sport, but fair to whom? As the International Olympic Charter states as one of its fundamental principles: “The practice of sport… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Stephanie David Date

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