SA lawyer Steven Cornelius sends damning resignation letter to IAAF

South African law professor Steve Cornelius resigned from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) disciplinary tribunal following the announcement of the new laws on female testosterone regulations.

He had served on the disciplinary tribunal.

Professor Cornelius told Azania Mosaka on 702 that it was not an easy decision to make.

When I realised they were embarking on these regulations I started to contemplate what my reaction would be if indeed they are published. So I think by the time they published the regulations I had probably made up my mind and I was waiting to see the exact content.

Prof Steven Cornelius, Department of Private Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law

READ: What IAAF regulations mean for Caster Semenya

So today we tell Caster Semenya, your testosterone is too high you are not allowed to run. Tomorrow we tell someone you are too tall to do the high jump...where does this end? And that for me is a big problem.

Prof Steven Cornelius, Department of Private Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law

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Social media applauded the professor for taking what they call a bold step.

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