SET Summits Session 5: Africa needs its own CAS and other Sports Dispute Resolution mechanism
The Sport Business and Development Summit which took place between 11th – 12th of May, 2022, is a means to address the importance of bringing together all national, regional and global actors involved in the promotion and development of sport, and also address issues relating to sports and proffer solutions.
With an alarming rise in players and athletes denied access to justice, for a plethora of reasons from lack of funds to go to court, lengthy court trials , etc. The time is ripe to explore alternative methods of dispute resolution from mediation to arbitration. Currently only Egypt and Kenya have an official court of arbitration for sports in Africa.
The members of the expert panel will share their experiences and advice for the way forward for resolving disputes in sports. Hear from sport professionals like Professor Ike Ehiribe, Visiting Professor and Fellow, Centre for International Legal Studies; Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya, Head of Sports, Entertainment and Technology practice at Olisa Agbakoba Legal; Chijioke Okoli SAN, Managing Partner, Delphi Law Advisory; Kumar Parmar, Principal Director, Parmars Sport.