THAC pushed for establishing Thailand’s first sports dispute resolution center, TCAS, which is scheduled to open in mid-year.
On March 31, 2021, THAC Managing Director Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn and his team met with Mr. Kongsak Yodmane, the Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), to report on the progress of the regulation of the Center of Arbitration for Sport B.E. 2564 in preparation for the opening of the Thailand Center of Arbitration for Sports (TCAS) within the middle of the year 2021.
At present, Alternative Dispute Resolution by mediation and arbitration has become increasingly prevalent both in Thailand and internationally. On the contrary, there is only one body that adjudicates sports-related conflicts as an alternative conflict resolution mechanism called the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). To facilitate the settlement of sports-related disputes with ease and pace and can be resolved domestically, THAC and the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) have joined together to establish the first Thailand Center of Arbitration for Sports (TCAS).
On the latest progress, THAC has prepared the Regulations of Sports Dispute Settlement Center Regarding Mediation B.E. 2564 and the Regulations of Sports Dispute Settlement Center Regarding Arbitration B.E. 2564. These regulations will serve as standard rules to be followed by disputants. THAC will propose these regulations for SAT to examine and discuss plans and proceedings on establishing the Thailand Center of Arbitration for Sports (TCAS) that will be opened in mid-2021.