On Athletes, Bodies and Rules: Understanding the Caster Semenya International Human Rights Litigation

Room 2-E4-SR03


Roger O'Keefe, Bocconi University

Keynote speaker

Matteo Winkler, CEMS director


The seminar casts a light on the judicial saga involving the South African athlete Caster Semenya, whose human rights claims have been recently examined by the European Court of Human Rights. From gender lines to sports law, from arbitration to public policy, the case raises different questions about international human rights law applied to sports and the status of LGBTI+ people in international law.