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Swiss Supreme Court holds that principle of ne bis in idem forms part of public policy

02 March 2011

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Sonja Stark-Traber

In two French-language decisions dated 3 January 2011 and published on 16 February 2011, the Swiss Supreme Court rejected two appeals against decisions rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the doping case of Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde Belmonte. The Supreme Court denied, inter alia, that the arbitral tribunal had been improperly constituted when rendering its award and that it violated the principle of ne bis in idem, which was held to form part of public policy.

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