They are not my witnesses

They are not my witnesses

This article[1] summarises how two CAS Panels have recently characterised the transcripts of witnesses in a criminal procedure during the adjudication of appeals against decisions passed by FIFA’s bodies: witness statements or documentary evidence.

Picture: from left, Manuel Burga, José Maria Marin and Juan Angel Napout. 


CAS 2019/A/6344 Marco Polo Del Nero v. FIFA

CAS 2019/A/6665 Ricardo Terra Teixeira v. FIFA


The right to be heard of the parties to a dispute constitutes one of the most important principles that any judicial system must be able to guarantee. Not only is it considered as a human right (for example, in Article 6(3) of the European Convention on Human Rights)