Paul Hayes will be speaking at “The Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association 25th Annual Conference”, 14-16 October 2015 at Melbourne Cricket Club.
Paul will be speaking on “Alchemy, the ‘Golden Fleece’ and Sporting Justice: Whither the Court of Arbitration for Sport?”
Heralded as the ‘Supreme Court of World Sport’ by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch when it was established in 1984, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (’CAS’) was rooted in the admirable ideals of bringing swift, affordable and more uniform justice to the resolution of sporting disputes, internationally, at a time when more was commercially at stake for all stakeholders in the ‘off-field’ sporting contest. Now, thirty years on, the CAS faces a growing cache of structural, procedural and curial challenges which have the potential to significantly alter the means by which sporting disputes are determined in the future, both internationally and domestically. This presentation identifies these challenges and examines how sporting disputes might be addressed in the coming decade and beyond.
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