Laws and Ethics

Welcome to the EBU Laws and Ethics pages, the home of all our resources on the Laws of the game. Whether you want to get a ruling, arrange an appeal, download one of our forms, browse through our many publications or find out about TD training, you should find the information you're looking for here.

Laws and Ethics News

New Online Ethics Investigation Group

The Laws and Ethics Committee has created an Online Ethics Investigation Group to examine cases of suspected cheating and provide the EBU’s Prosecution Panel with information to help them when cases arise from this. The group is headed by Sarah Bell and currently comprises David Burn, Joe Fawcett, Ben Norton, Peter Clinch, Stephen Kennedy, Neeraj Tanna and Michael Byrne.

The EBU Disciplinary Panel has also been developing sentencing guidance for national use, which may be helpful for other bodies involved in any disciplinary cases of this sort.

It establishes the standard sanction for cheating as an individual to be 3 years membership suspension and for any pair that colludes the standard sanction will be 10 years suspension from membership. The names and sanctions should be published on the front page of the website.