By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw
The FIBA Women’s World Cup (WWC) will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 22 September to 1 October 2022.
Twelve qualifying countries will take part, including Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, France and Serbia from Europe.
The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS AHD) will be in session to settle any disputes arising during the course of the event.
Under the Rules, disputes will be settled within twenty-four hours and will be free of charge.
Of course, disputants will have to pay the fees of any lawyers, who represent them, and also other costs, such as those of translators.
The CAS AHD first operated at the Atlanta Summer Olympics in 1996.
The Rules for the WWC 2022 may be found by logging onto ‘https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CAS_Arbitration_Rules_FIBA_WWC_2022__final_.pdf’.