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Swiss Supreme Court rules on party's right to be heard and CAS tribunal's power to remedy possible breaches when reviewing a case

30 November 2011

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Aileen Truttmann

In a French-language decision of 3 October 2011, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled that an athlete's right to be heard was not violated by the fact that she had not been assisted by the tribunal-appointed lawyer at the initial stage of the proceedings. The Supreme Court also re-affirmed that the CAS was entitled to investigate a case itself and thus remedy any possible inappropriate conduct in first instance proceedings.

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