Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gender Testing: The Caster Semenya case: gender verification in sport

The Caster Semenya case highlighted that the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) do not provide adequate guidance on how distinctions should be made between men and women. Dr. Gregory Ioannidis and colleagues at Buckingham University Law School highlight how the current rules are based on chromosomal analysis rather than anatomical or physiological status, do not distinguish adequately between transsexuals and intersexuals and argue that Semenya will be able to seek redress against the IAAF, as it failed in its duty of privacy and confidentiality.

The full version of this article appears in the October edition of World Sports Law Report.


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