Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

an extrajudicial forum for the adjudication of sporting disputes. Established in 1984, it sits in Switzerland. It operates under Swiss law unless the parties agree to the contrary. Financing of the court is arranged through the International Council of Arbitration for Sport, which is designed to act as an independent buffer between the Court and the International Olympic Committee, which set it up.
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The Court of Arbitration for Sports have rejected an appeal made by FC Barcelona while upholding the 14 months transfer ban that FIFA had put on them.
Barcelona subsequently moved to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.
Asif said the Court of Arbitration for Sports would hear his case in the beginning of February 2013 and one of the main tenets of his defence would be the fact the ICC imposed the suspension before his case went to a criminal court.