Procedural Rules of International Boxing Association (AIBA) : CAS & AIBA Statute

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is a non-profit international organization that succeeded the former Fédération Internationale de Boxe Amateur in 1946. Since 2006, it has been led by its President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu. AIBA is the sole worldwide governing body for the sport of boxing in all its forms, with 196 Member Federations. The International Boxing Association works on behalf of all levels of boxing, men and women, to reinvigorate the sport’s grass roots, develop youth and elite boxing and create new opportunities for semi-pro and pro-boxers.

The present Procedural Rules of AIBA were adopted by the Executive Committee on July 18, 2013 in Jeju Island, Korea who fixed the date for the Rules’ coming into force as July 18, 2013.


25.1 The fundamental procedural rights are guaranteed to all parties, including:

(a) the right to equality without discrimination;

(b) the right to be heard;

(c) the right to present one’s case;

(d) the right to access the case file;

(e) the right to provide and present evidence;

(f) the right to obtain a reasoned decision; and

(g) the right to legal representation before a decision is made which affects their rights and obligations.

25.2 If the protection of an overriding private interest makes it necessary, the Judicial Authorities may accept that evidence be shown to them in the absence of the parties. If the Judicial Authorities intend to use this evidence against one or other of the parties, they must indicate the nature of the evidence and give the party the opportunity to respond and present counter-evidence.

Conduct of the Case

12.1 The Chairman of the Judicial Authorities will conduct the proceedings and carry out all necessary acts of investigation to reach a decision. In particular, the Chairman may conduct separate investigatory hearings or hear evidence from the parties acting alone, and may set mandatory time limits with respect to the conduct of the proceedings.

12.2 The Chairman may delegate the investigation of the case to another member of the Judicial Authorities.

12.3 The Chairman may relax any of these procedural rules if it is considered necessary to do so and such action does not deny justice to any party to the proceedings.

13. The Decision The Judicial Authorities make their decision by a majority vote. Every member is obliged to vote. There can be no abstentions.


14.1 The Judicial Authorities will declare whether they are competent to hear the case.

14.2 If in doubt, the Judicial Authorities will consult with another authority they consider may have jurisdiction. AIBA Procedural Rules Adopted July 18, 2013 8

14.3 If the Judicial Authorities consider that they are not competent to hear the case, they will make a decision of refusal to proceed. The Judicial Authorities must then immediately refer the case to the other authority they consider competent and inform the parties of the situation.

14.4 Any agreement between the parties will have no effect on the competence of the Judicial Authorities. 15. Conflict of Jurisdiction

15.1 Conflicts of jurisdiction involving the Judicial Authorities must be settled by the Executive Committee of AIBA.

Intervention and Participation of Third Parties

24.1 A party which considers that another party also subject to the AIBA Statutes, Bylaws, Disciplinary Code, Code of Ethics and AIBA Technical & Competition Rules should participate in the hearing of the case, may submit a reasoned request to that effect to the Judicial Authorities. The Judicial Authorities will then decide to whether to accept or reject the request after having heard the other party concerned as well as the parties to the case.

24.2 Another party subject to AIBA Statutes, Bylaws, Disciplinary Code, Code of Ethics and AIBA Technical & Competition Rules which considers that its rights and obligations will be or could be affected by the decision to be reached by the Judicial Authorities may make a request to intervene in the case concerned. The Judicial Authorities will decide to accept or reject the request after having heard the other party as well as the parties to the case. AIBA Procedural Rules Adopted July 18, 2013 11

24.3 If the request to participate or to intervene in the proceedings is granted, the other party concerned becomes a party to the case and the Judicial Authorities will fix a deadline for that party to submit a formal submission.

24.4 AIBA is entitled to assist the Judicial Authorities and make submissions to the Judicial Authorities on all proceedings, and should be kept informed of the progress of the proceedings.

 Powers of the Chairman of the Judicial Authorities

37.1 The Chairman conducts the proceedings and may take any action required of the Judicial Authorities by acting alone without the presence of the additional members of the Judicial Authorities, except that decisions must be made by all members.

37.2 The Chairman ensures the smooth running of the proceedings and is competent to call to order and/or denounce any party in breach of the rules of appropriate conduct to the Disciplinary Commission.

37.3 The Chairman may decide of his own initiative and under a simplified procedure, to not consider a request or demand that is obviously inadmissible and may directly reject it without further process. Such a decision must be summarily substantiated and the cause of rejection indicated.

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

59.1 Only final decisions of the AIBA Judicial Authorities made pursuant to:

(a) the World Anti-Doping Code, and

(b) relating to a dispute to which Rule 59 of the Olympic Charter applies are subject to an appeal to the CAS, the headquarters of which are in Lausanne (Switzerland).

59.2 The provisions of the CAS Code of Sports-Related Arbitration will apply to the appeal proceedings. The CAS will primarily apply the AIBA Statutes, Bylaws, Disciplinary Code, Code of Ethics and AIBA Technical & Competition Rules and secondarily Swiss law.

59.3 The appeal does not have a suspensive effect, except if the case concerns the payment of a sum of money. However, the CAS may grant such an effect.


60.The members of the Judicial Authorities cannot be held personally liable to the parties for any error or harm.

61.These Procedural Rules are to be applied to all proceedings introduced after its coming into force.

62. The AIBA Executive Committee will take all necessary steps to ensure the application of the present Procedural Rules.

Full text : AIBA-Procedural-Rules-Adopted-July-18-2013

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