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FIDE Statutes | Chapter 17 - Final Settlement of Disputes at the Court of
Arbitration for Sport
Chapter 17 - Final Settlement of Disputes at the Court of Arbitration
Nothwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in this
Statute, FIDE hereby subscribes to the final settlement of any dispute directly
or indirectly related to chess in its whole or partial practice, be it
commercial or relating to the practice and development of chess or a dispute
following a decision by FIDE, to be sent to the Court of Arbitration for Sport
in Lausanne without recourse to any other court or tribunal, as earlier
subscribed to by FIDE on 11 October 1995.
For all practical purposes, the practise of the game of chess
in all its ramifications is fully recognised as sport by the International
Olympic Committee at the IOC session in Seoul, Korea in June 1999 and therefore
any form of practice of the game of chess and any decision thereon by FIDE or
any form of activity relating thereto either directly or indirectly falls within
the definition of sport.
The settlement of all disputes under Article 17.1 above shall
be applicable to acts performed by :
- FIDE as an Organisation
- FIDE Office bearers
- Member Federations, their clubs and individual players
- Any person or body with whom FIDE has entered into any form of contractual
arrangement either directly or indirectly related to Chess
The Decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport shall be
final and binding on the parties.