Professor Toplak Quoted in The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal published expert insight by the University of Maribor professor Jurij Toplak on Caster Semenya's case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
On July 11, 2023, Professor Toplak was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of South African middle-distance runner, Caster Semenya’s significant win in the European Court of Human Rights.
The court ruled that Semenya was discriminated against in her long-term battle over testosterone limits imposed by the track and field’s governing body. This ruling, however, does not necessarily open a clear path for her return to competition, and the next steps remain uncertain.
Prof. Toplak lent his expertise to the discussion, highlighting the complexity of the situation. He noted that if the Swiss government appeals the decision, the case could proceed to oral arguments before the grand chamber. He stated that such an outcome is exceptionally rare.
This citation in a major global publication underscores Prof. Toplak’s authority and influence in international human rights law. We are proud of his continued contributions and impact on significant legal issues worldwide.