Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel

The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel is independent of JADCO and appointed by the Minister of Sport. Each member of the Panel holds office for a period of three years. The objective of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel is to determine the sanctions handed down to athletes who have committed Anti-Doping Rule Violations. This is the Panel that determines if an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has occurred and imposes the sanction on the athlete, not JADCO. However, JADCO has the right to appeal the sanctions imposed by the Panel. The two major bodies that have the power to overrule the Disciplinary Panel are the Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), an international judicial body with its headquarters located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel

The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel consists of not more than nine persons and includes a Chairman and two Vice Chairmen, each of whom should be legal practitioners with not less than ten years of experience, three persons who have been medical practitioners for not less than five years and three additional members, each of whom should have previously been a sports administrator or an athlete. The Chairman, or the Vice Chairman in his absence, appoints three members from the Panel to hear and determine the outcome of each case.