Irish academic to join International Court of Arbitration for Sport

Limerick-born Queen’s University professor Jack Anderson has been appointed to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The current secretary of the GAA’s Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) and Irish Examiner guest columnist, Doon native Anderson will join the highly-respected Lausanne-based organisation as an arbitrator.

Appointed as DRA secretary last year, Anderson is the first person based in Northern Ireland to be appointed to CAS. He is recognised globally as an expert in the study of match-fixing in sport, having worked with Interpol, Fifa, FIFPro and World Rugby. He is also a member of a United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Expert group on fighting match fixing in sport. His work on sports law is cited frequently in sports arbitration awards globally as well as in sports- related judicial proceedings.

He is also the editor-in-chief of the International Sports Law Journal, the leading periodical in the area. The current CAS arbitration panel comprises former supreme court judges, senior barristers, former Olympians, leading experts in the fields of sports medicine and administration, and those with an international reputation in the field of sports dispute resolution and law.

“I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as arbitrator to the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” said Anderson. “I look forward to bringing my experience as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and Queen’s University Belfast to this role.”


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