Steve Cornelius

Steve Cornelius is a professor in and Head of the Department of Private Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law. He holds the degrees BIuris LLB (Unisa) LLD (Pret). The title of his LLD thesis is 'The Interpretation of Contracts In South African Law'. He is admitted as Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Cornelius is: an Independent director Cricket South Africa; a Former Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal; a Member of the SAIDS Independent Doping Hearing Panel; a Member of the South African Academy for Science and Art; a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators of Southern Africa; Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Private Law; a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Sports Law Journal; National rapporteur for the International Sports Law Review Pandektis.

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Caster Semenya: the legal and ethical issues that should concern us all*

Early last year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) introduced regulations requiring South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya – and other middle distance runners with differences of sex development – to lower their naturally high levels of testosterone. In February 2019, Semenya’s legal team argued that the policy was...

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