On April 15, 2021 the Executive Board of IWUF ratified the Provisional Suspension of the European Wushu Kungfu Federation (EWUF) – ‘the Appellant’. On May 7, 2021 the President of EWUF (Raymond Smith) lodged the grounds of appeal to this suspension.
In accordance with Article 38.8 of the IWUF Constitution, a Jury of Appeal was formed to review the matters raised by Mr. Smith.
The Jury of Appeal was chaired by noted Swiss Attorney Marc Cavaliero, supported by EB Member Chong Kim Fatt (Malaysia), and Attorney and IWUF Member Travis Jon Lamb (Samoa),
After due deliberation the Jury of Appeal provided a 19 page “Decision of the Jury of Appeal,” which has been confirmed by the IWUF EB in accordance with the Constitution on October 15, 2021. In final summation the Jury of Appeal concluded:
“The Jury of Appeal considered all the arguments of the Appellant and IWUF and concluded that the appeal shall be considered inadmissible, as it was lodged against a decision, which is not final and binding.
Irrespective of the foregoing, the Jury of Appeal analysed all the arguments of the Appellant raised on the merits and dismissed them all.”
Accordingly, as the Appeal by EWUF, now having been rejected, the IWUF Ethics Committee will resume its investigation into EWUF and its Board members.