Kaya 959 News Reporter
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be a third party in the appeal matter between Caster Semenya and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
SAHRC will appeal the Difference of Sex Development regulations.
It applies to females with “high levels of endogenous testosterone”.
World Athletics applies the rule to the women’s 400m, 400m hurdles, 800m and 1500m races.
Semenya has been barred since 2016 from competing in her favoured 800m competition.
The SAHRC says that the regulation has a specific impact on Southern African athletes.
The commission will demonstrate that the regulation discriminates against race and gender.
It will also argue that it goes against the prohibition of discrimination, the right to respect for private and family life, and the prohibition of torture.
A written submission will be made to the European court by 12 October.