The CAS ad hoc Division – fast, fair and free?Adam Beach
The ad hoc Division ("AHD") of the Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS") plays a vital role in major sporting events, notably the Olympics, but it operates on a level so inconspicuous that its impact is barely recognised.
The CAS, with its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the supreme tribunal for sports disputes across the world. Only a minority of sports bodies (Formula 1 and the Football Association being the most notable) do not refer their disputes to CAS. Among its many services is the AHD, a fast-track tribunal operating to resolve disputes during the course of competitions. View our CAS ad hoc Division cases chart.
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Adam (LLB Law, University of Birmingham) joined LawInSport in July 2012, becoming Editorial Assistant in September 2012. His focus is on careers and breaking into sports law. He has published articles on the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the Student Journal of Law.