FIFA’s New RSTP Article 12bis / Circular 1468

FIFA’s New RSTP Article 12bis / Circular 1468

FIFA Circular no. 1468, 23 January 2015 

 

FIFA announced on 23 January 2015, in its Circular letter no. 1468 , that it had added a new provision, Article 12bis "Overdue Payables" to its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players. Article 12bis stipulates a new dispute resolution system the purpose of which is to force clubs to honour their payment obligations as stated in contracts.

Introduction

Unfortunately, the late or non-payment of players’ salaries by clubs is a big problem that occurs with alarming frequency in today's football world. Such late and non-payment of players’ salaries not only threatens players' livelihoods and status in society, it also creates a hotbed for match-fixing. In short, it is one of the massive problems that football must grapple with to resolve.

As a means to combat the issue, FIFA announced on 23 January 2015, in its circular letter no.1468[1], that it had added a new provision, Article 12bis "Overdue Payables" ("Article 12bis") to its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players[2]. Article 12bis stipulates a new dispute resolution system the purpose...

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