Court of Arbitration for Sport
According to article 57 of the FIFA Statutes, FIFA recognises the independent Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland) to resolve disputes between FIFA, member associations, confederations, leagues, clubs, players, officials, intermediaries and licensed match agents.
The provisions of the CAS Code of Sports-related Arbitration apply to the proceedings. CAS primarily applies the various regulations of FIFA and, additionally, Swiss law.
The jurisdiction of CAS is defined in article 58 of the FIFA Statutes, whereby appeals against final decisions passed by FIFA’s legal bodies and against decisions passed by confederations, member associations or leagues must be lodged with CAS within 21 days of notification of the decision in question.
The CAS Directions can be found HERE.
As part of FIFA’s approach to increase transparency and provide information on the various issues dealt with before CAS, FIFA publishes all non-confidential CAS awards in which it has been directly involved every year.
Given the predominance at CAS of football-related disputes in comparison to other sports, CAS and FIFA decided to set up a specialist list of 125 arbitrators. The arbitrators forming the ‘Football List’ are appointed by ICAS as per the proposals subm...