Sport Resolutions to operate and administer the Commonwealth Games Federation Court during the Birmingham 2022 Games

July 19, 2022

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Sport Resolutions to operate and administer the Commonwealth Games Federation Court during the Birmingham 2022 Games

Sport Resolutions (SR) will be operating and administering the CGF Federation Court during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Federation Court will be responsible for determining disputes that may arise during the Games such as disciplinary, anti-doping, eligibility, safeguarding and selection disputes. If a case arises, Sport Resolutions will appoint a three-person panel to determine the case. The Federation Court is comprised of members of Sport Resolutions’ highly regarded International Panel from fourteen Commonwealth countries (Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, Guyana, India, Kenya, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Saint Lucia, Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago), who will provide a wide range of relevant skill-set and experience.

The SR-administered Federation Court will be operating primarily remotely, and be active from 20 July 2022 to 10 August 2022.

Where safeguarding matters arise Sport Resolutions’ independent arbitrators and investigators with safeguarding expertise will also be available.

Sport Resolutions’ Pro Bono Service will also be providing specialist sports law support to the Birmingham Law Society which is offering a free legal advice service to Commonwealth Games participants who need legal advice during the Games.

Chief Executive, Richard Harry said: “We are delighted to be working with the Commonwealth Games Federation at the 2022 Birmingham Games, the biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games in the sporting calendar. We are known for independence and for the expertise of our panels and we will deliver a fair, impartial and speedy resolution to any dispute or disciplinary cases that may arise during these Games.”

Katie Sadleir, the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation said “In order to further strengthen the independence and transparency of dispute resolution at Games time, the CGF has appointed Sport Resolutions to run the Federation Court. Sport Resolutions has considerable experience in handling disputes and disciplinary events for international sports events and we are confident with the processes that have been put in place. We are especially pleased that we have a fully diverse panel of arbitrators from across the Commonwealth."

SR-administered CGF Federation Court Panel Members

  • Abigail Gauci (MLT)
  • Alistair McHenry (ENG)
  • Ana Tuiketei (FJI)
  • Anthony Lo Surdo (AUS)
  • Beverley Onyejianya (NGA)
  • Blondel Thompson (ENG)
  • Calvin Hamilton (GY)
  • Carol Roberts (CAN)
  • Christine Ohuruogu (ENG)
  • Christopher Quinlan QC (ENG)
  • David Sharpe QC (NI)
  • Emir Crowne (TTO)
  • Harish Salve QC (IND)
  • HarveenThauli  (CAN)
  • Helen Murdock (ENG)
  • Ian Hunt (NZ)
  • Isla McKenzie (SCO)
  • Jane Njeri Onyango (KEN)
  • Janie Soubliere (CAN)
  • Jonathan Brown (ENG)
  • Jonathan Rennie (SCO)
  • Leanne O'Leary (NZ)
  • Michael Heron QC (NZ)
  • Okey Obi (NGA)
  • Peter Sever (ENG)
  • Sara Niblock (ENG)
  • Shan Greer (LCA)
  • Yves Fortier QC (CAN)
  • Sara Lewis QC (ENG)
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