Referral to the Grand Chamber

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The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case of Semenya v. Switzerland.

The case concerns an international-level athlete, specialising in middle-distance races, who complained about certain regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations requiring her to take hormone treatment to decrease her natural testosterone level in order to be able to take part in international competitions in the female category. Having refused to undergo the treatment, she was no longer able to take part in international competitions.

The Court has also decided to reject requests to refer thirteen other cases.

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