Sports-related disputes between sports associations, sports societies, license holders and sports federations shall be resolved in the first instance in accordance with the rules specific to each sports structure.
The sports federations are obliged to include in their statutes an arbitration clause or the possibility of having recourse to arbitration before the conciliation and arbitration chamber dealing with disputes of a sporting nature.
In the event of exhaustion of internal remedies within the sports structure concerned, the dispute may ultimately be referred to the national level, as appropriate:
– Either before the conciliation and arbitration chamber of the national Olympic and sports committee of Cameroon;
– Or before the administrative or common law courts, depending on the nature of the dispute, in accordance with the legislation in force.
Disputes brought before the Conciliation and Arbitration Chamber shall be subject to prior and compulsory conciliation.
In the event of total or partial non-conciliation, and in the absence of an agreement on the competence of the Conciliation and Arbitration Chamber of the CNOSC in matters of arbitration, the minutes of total or partial non-conciliation, or the act in lieu thereof, shall be deemed to constitute a final decision at national level.