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

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


CategoryArticles, News Author Stephanie David Date

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 traits have meant that they can win 28 medals across five Olympics in swimming; eight Olympic gold medals in 100- and 200-meter sprints; and 23 Grand Slam singles titles. For the fourth, those characteristics have resulted in her being subjected to intrusive medical examinations, testosterone-suppressing treatment, and public scrutiny, speculation and judgment of her body.

In this article for LawInSport, Stephanie David looks at ‘The Final Yards of Caster Semenya’s Human Rights Appeal’.


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