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Mariyam Mohammad And Her Lawyer Discuss Her Discrimination Case Against The Asian Football Confederation

Ball On Corner Kick Position On Soccer field with Maldives Flag On Ball
Friday, 04 June 2021 By Lokesh Kaza

The Sports Law & Policy Centre, Bengaluru (SLPC) organized a virtual event on 21st May 2021 to discuss the landmark gender discrimination case between Mariyam Mohamed, a former Maldivian footballer and coach, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) (the decision of which has not yet been published). The discussion was held as a part of SLPC’s 'Sports Law 101' initiative where experts from the field discuss contemporary sports law and policy issues.

Speakers at the event were:

  • Ms. Mariyam Mohamed herself;
  • Ms. Ananya Mitra from Dechert LLP, the firm which represented her in the case.[1]
  • Ms. Jayna Kothari, Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bengaluru who moderated the discussion.

Please note that the contents of this article represent the opinions of the speakers only.

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Lokesh Kaza

Lokesh Kaza

Associate, LawNK

Lokesh Kaza is an Associate at LawNK, a boutique law practice specialising in sports, media, technology and intellectual property laws. He is also a researcher at the Sports Law and Policy Centre, Bengaluru and his research interests include sports integrity and social development through sport. Lokesh graduated with a B.A., LL.B (Hons) from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2018. 

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