UN passes resolution in support Caster Semenya after legal battle

UN passes resolution in support Caster Semenya after legal battle

- The UN has expressed support for Caster Semenya

- This comes as Semenya is locked in a legal battle against proposals to amend regulations regarding testosterone levels in competitive athletics

- The amendments would force female athletes with testosterone above a certain level to decrease their testosterone or not be eligible to compete

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The United Nations Human Rights Council is reportedly showing support for Caster Semenya.

The body passed a resolution to support Semenya and her participation in athletics.

The resolution was tabled by South Africa.

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Independent Online reported that the resolution was co-sponsored by several countries, including Iceland, India and Canada.

According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the resolution was addressed at condemning discrimination against women and girls in sport. 

This comes as Semenya and the IAAF have become involved in a legal battle over proposals to change the regulations applying to the testosterone levels of female athletes. 

These regulations would force athletes with levels of testosterone above a certain level to decrease their testosterone in order to compete. 

The matter is being heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which will rule on the matter in April, according to eNCA.

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Additionally, the South Africa government has expressed support for Semenya multiple times, with Cyril Ramaphosa even releasing an official statement on the issue.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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