Press releases 24th February 2016

CAS rejects Prince Ali Al Hussein’s request

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today issued its decision on the urgent request for provisional measures filed by HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein of Jordan. The request for provisional measures has been rejected by the President of the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division. The full order with grounds will be communicated in a few days.

On 22 February 2016, HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein filed an appeal against a decision taken by the FIFA Ad-hoc Electoral Committee dated 15 February 2016 in which it declined to incorporate the use of transparent voting booths for the upcoming FIFA Presidential Election. In an urgent request for provisional measures, HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein sought an order that FIFA be directed to use transparent voting booths, as well as independent scrutineers, in order to safeguard the integrity of the voting process and to ensure that the vote is conducted in secret. In addition, HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein also asked for the FIFA Presidential Election to be postponed in the event the CAS could not rule on the request for provisional measures before the election, but this request is now moot.

• This media release was originally published by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 24 February 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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