LEGAL OPINION on THE 2021 CODE
At the request of WADA, Jean-Paul Costa wrote a Legal Opinion regarding the draft World Anti-Doping Code (published in September 2019).
LEGAL OPINION on THE 2015 CODE
At the request of WADA, Jean-Paul Costa wrote a Legal Opinion regarding the draft World Anti-Doping Code, which examines the issue of the compatibility of several provisions of the draft revision of the World Anti-Doping Code with the accepted principles of international law and human rights (published in June 2013).
Other legal opinions have carefully examined legal aspects of the World Anti-Doping Code.
Legal Opinion on the Conformity of the Exclusion of « Team Athletes » from Organized Training during their Period of Ineligibility with Swiss Law, including the General Principles of Proportionality and Equal Treatment
Legal Opinion on the Conformity of Certain Provisions of the Draft World Anti-Doping Code with Commonly Accepted Principles of International Law
This legal opinion was published in February 2003 by three independent experts, prior to the approval of the Code.
Legal Opinion on whether Article 10.2 of the World Anti-Doping Code is compatible with the Fundamental Principles of Swiss Domestic Law
Legal Opinion on the Conformity of Article 10.6 of the 2007 Draft World Anti-Doping Code with the Fundamental Rights of Athletes
This legal opinion was rendered on 13 November 2007 by two independent experts.
CAS ADVISORY OPINION ON FIFA COMPLIANCE WITH THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE
This advisory opinion was rendered by CAS on April 21, 2006.
Legal Articles on the Code
- E. Parham, “Australia and the World Anti-Doping Code, 1999-2008”. June 2008 (Original version in English)
- O. Niggli, J. Sieveking, “Selected Case Law Rendered Under the World Anti-Doping Code”. This article was published in the February 2006 issue of the Swiss legal newsletter “Jusletter.”
- R. H. McLaren, “CAS Doping jurisprudence: What can we learn?”. This article was published in the February 2006 issue of the Sweet & Maxwell’s International Sports Law Review.