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LEGAL

Hearings

Disciplinary Committee

Disciplinary Committee is an independent body of first instance which deals with the matters of doping cases referred to it according to the AMADA Rules and World Anti-Doping Code. Its main functions are to hear and determine doping cases, issue sanctions and prevent doping in sport. The Disciplinary Committee consists of legal experts with special background in sports-related issues, medical practitioners and sport experts on the perspective of athletes. The independent and impartial Disciplinary Committee decide cases taking into consideration of evidences provided, providing equal rights for both parties and with respect of core human rights.

Appellation Committee

Appellation Committee is an independent appeal body instance, which deals with the matters referred to it afre being decided in the first instance according to AMADA Rules and World Anti-Doping Code. The Appellate Committe is independent from the first instance Disciplinary Committee and decides the case based on the claims regarding the procedural breaches and matter itself, on the basis of the applicable rules. The Appellate Committee consists of legal experts, having a legal background in particular are related to the sport, alongside with the medical and sport experts. The Appellate Committee is authorised to uphold decision of the first instance or issue new one.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an independent institution, based in Lausanne, involved in resolving legal disputes in the field of sport. In 1983, the IOC officially ratified the statutes of the CAS, which came into force on 30 June 1984. The Court of Arbitration for Sport became operational as of that time. The anti-doping cases involving international-level athletes and/or international institutions find themselves resolved through the CAS. The CAS performs its functions through the intermediary of arbitrators, of whom there are at least 150, with the aid of its court office. In principle, two types of dispute may be submitted to the CAS: those of a commercial nature, and those of a disciplinary nature. Disciplinary cases represent the second group of disputes submitted to the CAS, of which a large number are doping-related. In addition to doping cases, the CAS is called upon to rule on various disciplinary cases (violence on the field of play, abuse of a referee).