Details of Treaty No.120

European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches
Title European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches
Reference ETS No.120
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.
Summary

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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