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Behind closed doors only


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Behind closed doors only

  1. 1. Behind Closed Doors Only?! Sanctions vs Self-Policing in Football<br />Dirk Vos<br />Supportersfederatie Profclubs <br />FSE Committee<br />
  2. 2. Football games are Group events…Groups are loads of individuals<br />different types of collectivesanctions<br /><ul><li>penallaw
  3. 3. civillaw
  4. 4. Internalregulations</li></ul>UEFA sanction system<br />Otherexamples of sanctions<br />humanrightsprinciples<br />the nature of football:public or private event?<br />what is acceptable?<br />
  5. 5. Different types of groupsanctions<br />Penal Law<br />Criminaloffence<br />Conviction<br />Civil Law<br />Organising public events<br />Organising the way private eventscantake place<br />Internalregulations<br />Internalrules in private organisations<br />
  6. 6. The UEFA Disciplinaryproceedingswith particular regard to improper conduct of fans<br />UEFA’s objectives<br />To deal with all questions relating to European football<br />To promote football in Europe in a spirit of peace, understanding and fair play, without any discrimination as to politics, gender, religion or race; <br />To organise and conduct international football competitions and international tournaments at European level <br />To prevent all methods or practices which might jeopardise the regularity of matches or competitions or give rise to the abuse of football <br />
  7. 7. The UEFA Disciplinaryproceedingswith particular regard to improper conduct of fans<br />Why does UEFA need its own disciplinary system?<br /><ul><li>UEFA‘s tool to create order within the organisation
  8. 8. Tool for safeguarding the UEFA objects
  9. 9. Prevention of furtherinfractions
  10. 10. Deterrence</li></li></ul><li>The UEFA Disciplinaryproceedingswith particular regard to improper conduct of fans<br />Responsibility(Article 6, DisciplinaryRegulations)<br />Member associations and clubs are responsible for the conduct of their players, officials, members, supporters and any other persons exercising a function at a match on behalf of the association or club. <br />The host association or club is responsible for order and security both inside and around the stadium before, during and after the match. It is liable for incidents of any kind, and can be rendered subject to disciplinary measures and bound to observe directives<br />
  11. 11. The UEFA Disciplinaryproceedingswith particular regard to improper conduct of fans<br />Sanctions (Article 14, DisciplinaryRegulations)<br /><ul><li>Warning
  12. 12. Reprimand
  13. 13. Fine
  14. 14. Annulment of result
  15. 15. Deduction of points
  16. 16. Awarding of a match by default
  17. 17. Playing of a match behind closed doors
  18. 18. Stadium closure
  19. 19. Playing of a match in a third country
  20. 20. Disqualification
  21. 21. Withdrawal of a title or award</li></li></ul><li>Otherexamples of sanctions<br />Lowering the number of away tickets (Netherlands- internalregulations)<br />Combi Rule (Belgium – civillaw)<br />Prohibition of away fans (Greece – civillaw)<br />…<br />
  22. 22. HumanRightsprinciples (ECHR)<br />freedom of assembly (art.11)<br />freedom of expression(art.10)<br />prohibitionof discrimination (art.14)<br />Prohibition of the retrospective criminalisation of acts (art.7)<br />Consequences on both penal and civil law!<br />
  23. 23. The nature of Footballprivate of public event?<br />More than a symbolicalquestionbecause of the consequenses<br />2 viewpoints<br />football is sportsbut commercial and belongs to the club investers<br />Football is culturalheritage and is part is part of public live <br />
  24. 24. What is wanted, what is acceptable<br />Time to speak out…<br />