Sports Arbitration and Due Process
Sports arbitration is becoming an increasingly important field. In Switzerland, where the Court for Arbitration for Sports is located, the Swiss Supreme Court is seeing lately nearly half of its cases coming from the CAS.
Sports arbitration, however, gives rise to a specific concern with respect to the issue of consent. Often, athletes find themselves before arbitral tribunals whose jurisdiction was not directly chosen by them, but to which they are attracted for the sole reason that they signed an agreement with a federation which submits its disputes to arbitration.