Structure and Competence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the Settlement of Sport Disputes

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Law, Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Asst Lecturer Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University and PhD Research Scholar GD Goenka University, India

3 BBA LLB (pursuing) Symbiosis International University (Hyderabad campus)


Today arbitration, as a commonly used method of resolving all kinds of disputes, has a special place among the stakeholders, especially in sporting disputes. The use of this method in resolving sporting disputes can reduce the number of parties seeking recourse to the courts as arbitration is a faster and more precise method in resolving such disputes. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is one of the international institutions established to resolve sporting disputes through specialized arbitration. Despite the fact that more than three decades have passed since the establishment of this Court, and the Court has since handled several essential cases (like one case where one of the parties was Iranian), the Court’s jurisdiction and structure are not yet well known; among scholars and laypeople.. Therefore, a proper understanding of this arbitration machinery is necessary; therefore, the present article seeks to examine the jurisdiction and structure of the tribunal in resolving sporting disputes in order to discover more about it.