UEFA Judicial Bodies

UEFA Judicial Bodies

I. UEFA’s Organs for the Administration of Justice: a brief overview

The first step: establishment of disciplinary bodies at UEFA

Although, as is well known, UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954, its disciplinary structure, in the form of the Control and Disciplinary Body and the Appeals Body, did not emerge as legal authorities until the statutory amendment of 1976. Article 10.2 of this version of the Statutes named the UEFA Executive Committee as the body responsible for preparing a list of sanctions to be applied by the Control and Disciplinary Body, and for establishing the procedural rules of the Appeals Body. The Control and Disciplinary Body imposed sanctions and penalties in the first instance, while the Appeals Body heard appeals against those decisions.

Despite the fact that the UEFA Statutes of 1976 provided for these disciplinary bodies, and the creation and approval by the UEFA Executive Committee of regulations governing their...

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