Recent Case Law (CAS indipendence / Bliamou Case)

Swiss Federal Tribunal (1st Civil Chamber)
Judgement of 27 May 2003

Public-law appeal against the awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport of 29 November 2002.
International arbitration; independence of the CAS; right to a fair hearing; procedural public policy.

Court of Arbitration for Sport, 2/A/430 (Bliamou v/FINA)

Doping offence during the 2001 Mediterranean games (swimming). Right of judicial protection, sanction twice imposed, jurisdiction of Greek Supreme Sports Arbitration Council and FINA Doping Panel, burden of proof, negligence, principle of proportionality.

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