A review of FIFA’s Code of Ethics 2018

Published 15 November 2018 By: Lydia Banerjee

Football players on field

On 12 August 2018 FIFA’s revised Code of Ethics1 (Code) came into force. The Code has made a number of changes to the 2012 edition and the intention in this piece is to introduce the new Code and to highlight the key changes. Specifically, it looks at:

  • Structure of the 2018 Code

  • Substantive law (i.e. infringements and levels of sanctions)

  • Organisation and procedure

    • Competence of the Ethics Committee

    • Plea bargaining

    • Appeals

    • Provisional measures

  • Comment


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Lydia Banerjee

Lydia Banerjee

Lydia is an active member of the Littleton Chambers Sports law group. In line with the broader chambers specialisms Lydia’s core areas of practice are commercial law and employment law.  Lydia’s commercial practice encompasses disputes including contractual interpretation, professional negligence and directors’ duties.  Lydia’s employment work has a particular focus on disability discrimination but also incorporates all areas of tribunal disputes and high court action in relation to bonuses and restrictive covenants.

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