Details of Treaty No.120
|Title||European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 19/08/1985 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and the other States Parties to the European Cultural Convention and for accession by the other non-member States|
|Entry into Force||01/11/1985 - 3 Ratifications.|
Under the Convention, Parties undertake to co-operate between them and encourages similar co-operation between public authorities and independent sports organisations to prevent violence and control the problem of violence and misbehaviour by spectators at sports events.
To this end, it sets out a number of measures, namely: close co-operation between police forces involved; prosecution of offenders and application of appropriate penalties; strict control of ticket sales; restrictions on the sale of alcoholic drinks; appropriate design and physical fabric of stadia to prevent violence and allow effective crowd control and crowd safety.
A Standing Committee established by the Convention is empowered to make recommendations to the Parties concerning measures to be taken.
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