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5.6. Development of UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport: Current Challenges and Prospects

Wednesday, May 15
17:30 - 19:00

Hall #7, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Expert discussion of the following issues will take place during the session:

- UNESCO Convention as a guarantee of fair and transparent rules of interaction of states and key actors of sports movement.

- Non-governmental organizations as UNESCO Convention consultants and observers: is the role of the International Olympic Committee and international federations within the Convention’s framework sufficient?

- Improvement of the monitoring procedures: is imposition of sanctions on member-states allowed under the Convention?

- The issue of evolutionary interpretation of UNESCO Convention provisions: how to define the limits and avoid creation of the new rules uncoordinated with most of the parties?

- WADA as world’s anti-doping monopolist: competence and role in the World Anti-Doping Program in the view of UNESCO Convention.

- WADA International Compliance Standard and UNESCO Convention: inadmissibility of creation of obligations and sanctions for the member-states not provided for by the Convention.


Ksenia Mashkova

Head of International Cooperation Office – Head of Sports Law Center, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)


Mikhail Degtyarev

Chairman of Committee on the physical culture, sports, tourism and youth Affairs, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Marcus Vinicius Furtado Coelho

National President, Brazilian Bar Association

Michael Geistlinger

Professor, University of Salzburg

Janez Kocijancic

President, European Olympic Committees

Prashant Kumar

President Elect, Bar Association of India

Despina Mavromati

Attorney at SportLegis, Adjunct Professor at University of Lausanne

Andrei Miniaev

Director of the Legal Department, Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation

Stanislav Pozdnyakov

President, Russian Olympic Committee

Nicholas Stewart QC

QC, Ely Place Chambers

* The Programme may be subject to change