Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland rejected the IAAF’s request to re-impose regulations on Semenya

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has rejected the IAAF’s urgent request to be allowed to immediately re-impose its eligibility regulations on Caster Semenya. In an order issued on June 12, the Swiss Supreme Court upheld its prior order issued by the Court on May 31 in favour of Semenya. The Supreme Court’s prior order requires the IAAF to immediately suspend the implementation of its eligibility regulations against Semenya in light of the athlete’s pending appeal. After considering the IAAF’s arguments, the Court has now determined in a second order that the IAAF’s request failed to set out any reason or change in circumstance that would justify a reconsideration of the prior order. This means that Semenya remains permitted to compete without restriction in the female category at this time

Guest :Prof Steve Cornelius- Head of the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria. He is also a former member of the IAAF Disciploinary Tribunal.