The Exhaustion of Internal Legal Remedies and the Jurisdiction of CAS: Swiss Federal Tribunal, 20 June 2013, Dec. no. 4A_682/2012

The Exhaustion of Internal Legal Remedies and the Jurisdiction of CAS: Swiss Federal Tribunal, 20 June 2013, Dec. no. 4A_682/2012


Swiss Federal Tribunal, 20 June 2013, Dec. no. 4A_682/2012

By decision dated 20 June 2013, the Swiss Federal Tribunal has adjudicated upon a Civil Law Appeal, filed by the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) against an Award rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 2 October 2012.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal's decision addresses, inter alia, the question whether a particular legal remedy, existing under the rules and regulations of the EFA, must be exhausted prior to an Appeal in front of the CAS.

Underlying Facts

On 1 February 2012, in the Egyptian city of Port Said, tragic events occurred after a match between the local football team Al-Masry Sporting Club ("Al-Masry") and the Cairo team Al-Ahly Sporting Club ("Al-Ahly"). Violent confrontations between the supporters of both clubs left 74 people dead and hundreds...

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