What is the future of dispute resolution in Paralympic sport?
Recent years have produced a number of striking legal questions in Paralympic sport on issues such as classification, misrepresentation and access to justice for para athletes.
As part of the Grand Finals of the Sports Law Arbitration Moot (“SLAM 2023”) & Seminar at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 22 April 2022, Alexander Engelhard & Dr. David Stadtfeld of ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN were joined by para athletes Ali Jawad PLY and Josia Topf to discuss what could be done to better safeguard the rights of para athletes in dispute resolution.
This is a summary of their presentation which discusses:
- How does governance in paralympic sport work
- Para sport in numbers
- The role of CAS in para sport
- Types of disputes and legal recourse under IPC rules
- Is the current classification system fit for purpose?
- Challenging classification decisions
- Recent para disputes before German courts
- Are state courts offering a proper access to justice?
- Resolving para sport disputes before CAS
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- Tags: Athlete Welfare | Brazil | Dispute Resolution | International Olympic Committee (IOC) | International Paralympic Committee (IPC) | Paralympic | Regulation & Governance_ Germany | Sports | Swimming
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Alexander Engelhard is a dispute resolution and commercial lawyer advocating before state courts and arbitral tribunals, especially in the sport, media and entertainment industry. He also acts as arbitrator and mediator. In addition, he advises clients on the drafting of contracts, rules and regulations.
He is a member of various arbitration and sports law-related organisations. He is also a lecturer at the University of Frankfurt for German and international arbitration, as well as on dispute resolution in national and international sport.
JUVE Handbook 2018/2019: highly recommended lawyer for dispute resolution.