Sports Arbitration: To resolve sports disputes and those related to sport, to review the decisions of sports associations, against which other means of legal protection have been exhausted or do not exist, and, among other things, to provide legal opinions on the request of the Council or members of the Croatian Olympic Committee, the COC Assembly founded independent bodies within the Croatian Olympic Committee – the Sports Arbitration Tribunal and the Sports Arbitration Council – at its 19th meeting held on 25 May 1999.

Sports Arbitration: To resolve sports disputes and those related to sport, to review the decisions of sports associations, against which other means of legal protection have been exhausted or do not exist, and, among other things, to provide legal opinions on the request of the Council or members of the Croatian Olympic Committee, the COC Assembly founded independent bodies within the Croatian Olympic Committee – the Sports Arbitration Tribunal and the Sports Arbitration Council – at its 19th meeting held on 25 May 1999.

The Arbitration Rules of the Sports Arbitration Tribunal, also adopted at the 19th COC Assembly meeting, regulate in detail the issues of its jurisdiction, composition and structure, as well as the rules on the arbitration and conciliation procedure. Parties typically agree on the scope of competence of the Sports Arbitration Tribunal in advance.

The SPORTS ARBITRATION COUNCIL is especially authorised to resolve disputes and issues of importance for performing the tasks of the Croatian Olympic Committee. Particularly important among them are the decisions on disciplinary measures and those on doping, on disciplinary and other proceedings, which mean or imply long-term ban from sports competitions, decisions concerning Olympic candidates and top athletes (and athletes down to the 3rd category), principles and conditions of sports competitions and other issues regulated by the COC Bylaws.

Members of the Sports Arbitration Council are elected by the COC Assembly among lawyers, who are also athletes or former athletes and sports officials. The Sports Arbitration Council office is in Zagreb, Trg Kresimira Cosica 11.

SPORTS ARBITRATION COUNCIL 2009 - 2014
Chairman Jurica Malcic
Deputy Chairman Hrvoje Momcilovic
Secretary Ivan Maglicic (do 2012.) Petra Pocrnić (od 2012.)
Members: Igor Gliha, Stanko Hautz, Andrej Matijevic, Alica Pelicaric, Zlatan Turcic, Mladen Zuvela, Arno Vicic, Sinisa Petrovic, Damir Kramaric, Branimir Pocrnic and Miljenko Guinio.

I PERMANENT COUNCIL
Chairman Hrvoje Momcilovic
Members Igor Gliha, Alica Pelicaric, Damir Kramaric (substitute member)

II PERMANENT COUNCIL
Chairman Mladen Zuvela
Members Zlatan Turcic, Andrej Matijevic, Branimir Pocrnic (substitute member)

III PERMANENT COUNCIL
Chairman Stanko Hautz
Members Sinisa Petrovic, Miljenko Guinio, Arno Vicic (substitute member)