Sports Arbitration and Due Process
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.
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.