Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions

The convention aims to facilitate national co-ordination and international co-operation against the threat of the manipulation of sports competitions...

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CONVENTION?

■The convention aims to facilitate national co-ordination and international co-operation against the threat of the manipulation of sports competitions, whether this is linked to criminal activity or to sports betting, or not.

■To establish a set of standards and measures at international level to be implemented by public authorities, sports organisations and betting operators in order to prevent and combat manipulations of sports competitions.

■To set up an international framework for the monitoring of these measures.

WHAT DOES THE CONVENTION REQUIRE STATES TO DO?

■This convention would be the first legally binding international tool to fight match-fixing for the states that choose to ratify it.

■Parties are required to:

» Promote preventative measures and co-ordinate the activities of relevant public authorities, sports organisations and betting operators;

» identify a national platform which will raise alerts and exchange information on irregular and suspicious bets at national and international level;

» appoint a representative or representatives to the Convention Follow-up Committee, responsible for the monitoring and effective implementation of the convention;

» ensure that the manipulation of sports competitions, when it involves coercion, corruption or fraud, as defined by domestic law, may be criminally sanctioned and punishable;

» consider adopting the most suitable means to fight against operators of illegal sports betting.

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