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Seminar on Sports Judiciary and Human Rights
14 February 2013

Round Table on Sport Arbitration and State Arbitration
15 February 2013

Strasbourg, France


The seminar focused on the co-existence of disciplinary systems in the sports movement and in public law (particularly human rights protection mechanisms). The aim of the seminar was to establish dialogue between specialists of human right protection mechanisms, in particular the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), and specialists of the sports arbitration mechanisms, notably the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The seminar intended to look at the bigger picture and not to focus on single cases.

The EPAS complemented the seminar with a Round Table on 15 February 2013, which brought together governmental experts from its member States and which used to gather information on the way in which potential conflicts between sports law and state law are prevented and handled in the various States.


    ˇ Presentations

Opening of the seminar
Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Council of Europe

Guido Raimondi, European Court of Human Rights

Denis Oswald, CIO and CIES

Sébastien Touzé, International Institute of Human Rights

Pierre Cornu, CIES