These Anti-Doping Regulations are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played. Aimed at enforcing anti-doping rules in a global and harmonized manner, they are distinct in nature from criminal and civil laws. They are not intended to be subject to or limited by any national requirements and legal standards applicable to criminal or civil proceedings, although they are intended to be applied in a manner which respects the principles of proportionality and human rights. When reviewing the facts and the law of a given case, all courts, arbitral tribunals and other adjudicating bodies should be aware of and respect the distinct nature of these Anti-Doping Regulations, which implement the Code, and the fact that these rules represent the consensus of a broad spectrum of stakeholders around the world as to what is necessary to protect and ensure fair sport.
As provided in the Code, BWF shall be responsible for conducting all aspects of Doping Control. Any aspect of Doping Control or anti-doping Education may be delegated by BWF to a Delegated Third Party, such as the International Testing Agency (ITA), however, BWF shall require the Delegated Third Party to perform such aspects in compliance with the Code, International Standards, and these Anti-Doping Regulations. BWF may delegate its adjudication and Results Management responsibilities to the CAS Anti-Doping Division.
When BWF has delegated its responsibilities to implement part or all of Doping Control to the ITA or to another Delegated Third Party, any reference to BWF in these Rules should be intended as a reference to the ITA or to the other Delegated Third Party, where applicable and within the context of the aforementioned delegation. BWF shall always remain fully responsible for ensuring that any delegated aspects are performed in compliance with the Code.