Karim Adyel, first Moroccan to be appointed CAS arbitrator

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Morocco's Karim Adyel has been appointed as an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), an international body that settles sports disputes.

Adyel becomes the first Moroccan lawyer to be appointed as CAS arbitrator.

«My passion for sports law and my specialization in the field stem from my love for sport, and particularly as I was a tennis player in the 80s», he told MAP.

He added that the arbitrator must have several qualities, namely «neutrality, confidentiality, discretion and professional competence», as well as impartiality in his relations with all sports components.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an institution independent of any sports organization which provides for services in order to facilitate the settlement of sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation by means of procedural rules adapted to the­ specific needs of the sports world.

The CAS was created in 1984 and is placed under the administrative and financial authority of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS).

The Court has nearly 300 arbitrators from 87 countries, chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law. Around 300 cases are registered by the CAS every year.

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