Caster Semenya’s fight for dignity and equality is being taken a step further. The two-time Olympic gold medalist is taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights.
She says she will ask them to rule that Switzerland had failed in its obligations to protect her against the violation of her rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Semenya has been barred from competing in races between 400 metres and a mile, unless she takes hormone-suppressing drugs.
She unsuccessfully challenged those rules at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
She then turned to Switzerland’s Supreme Court, which dismissed the appeal in August last year.
This fight is not just about me, it’s about taking a stand and fighting for dignity, equality and the human rights of women in sport. All we ask is to be able to run free as the strong and fearless women we are!! Thank you to all of those who have stood behind me✊? pic.twitter.com/0PdBiujH8b
— Caster Semenya (@caster800m) February 25, 2021
Semenya reflects on her career: