The Establishment of a National Institution of Arbitration for Sport : with an Emphasis on the Situation in Iran

Document Type : Original Article


Department of International Law, university of Tehran


Since its establishment in 1984, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has played a key and decisive role in addressing the sports legal disputes, and the tendency of national Olympic committees, various international and national federations, sports stakeholders to refer disputes to this bod. In the meantime, different countries have taken a big step towards resolving sports disputes at the national level by following the example of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and establishing arbitration bodies. Careful study of their statutes and extraction of useful cases and given the large volume of disputes in this area can be effective in establishing this body in Iran. The issue of establishing a national arbitration body, which has been raised by the Ministry of Sports and the National Olympic Committee for a decade, is facing various legal challenges in the Iranian legal system. By looking at these challenges and trying to solve them, we should pave the way to establish such a body.