The CAS ad hoc division for the Olympic games.

Dryden, Nikki and Star, Shaun (2023) The CAS ad hoc division for the Olympic games. In: The Routledge Handbook of Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 130-139. ISBN 9781000962710

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This chapter discusses the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ ad hoc division (CAS AHD), the remedial mechanism in place to deal with disputes arising between athletes and sports bodies during mega-sporting events (MSEs). It begins with an introduction to the CAS AHD, including its jurisdiction, structure and procedure and presents empirical research of the nature of disputes. The CAS AHD presents unique challenges for athletes when seeking remedy for human rights harms connected to their participation in MSEs. The chapter discusses the procedural and substantive barriers to effective remedy through this mechanism and examines how two human rights–related cases from Olympic Games were resolved by the CAS AHD. Finally, it highlights that there is an opportunity for the CAS to amend its codes in order to comply with internationally accepted human rights norms such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the rules of the new Host City Contracts in effect for all future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2023 11:25
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