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Legal Experts Working Group
The Legal Experts Working Group has members from many different countries and functions as a forum on legal issues related to mountaineering and climbing.
Currently the working group is discussing the role of expert witnesses in trials related to mountain sports. We exchange knowledge and are building up a database of reports of legal cases from different countries.
The Working Group has prepared a summary of Current Liability Issues Relating to Mountain Sports.
The working group also contributes to several debates within the UIAA: This includes the discussion on the use of performance enhancing medicines in mountaineering and education policies on Anti Doping. We also work on the right to enjoy mountain sports and arrange seminars on issues such as environment law.
If you have questions about legal issues or would like to make us aware of problematic areas or court cases in your country, please contact us.
Important notice: For legal advice, especially on specific cases, you must seek advice from a professional lawyer in your country. The UIAA, and the individuals participating in the Working Group do not offer legal advice on specific cases or facts and do not accept liability for any loss or prejudice incurred by any individual or organisation who relies upon information exchanged in this forum.
The Mountaineering Commission
The Legal Experts Working Group is part of the UIAA Mountaineering Commission which regularly reviews the standards and holds seminars for experts and for member associations who wants advice and guidance on good practice.Learn more...