We described this issue in an article published in Football Legal at the end of 2014, entitled “The Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport (CBAS): an institution with increasing weight in the world of football.”
In fact, arbitration as an alternative method of settling disputes in sport was set up in Belgium by the Belgian Sports Arbitration Commission, which was created in the early 1990s by the Belgian Interfederal Olympics Committee (COIB).
In 2012, the Belgian Sports Arbitration Commission was replaced by the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport (CBAS), which took the form of a non-profit association (ASBL).
This article covered two main topics:
- The (im)possibility of having recourse to the courts of law for sports disputes; and
- The question of the independence and impartiality of the...
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