Details of Treaty No.215

Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions
Title Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions
Reference CETS No.215
Opening of the treaty Magglingen, 18/09/2014  - Treaty open for signature by the member States, the other States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, the European Union, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration or are enjoying observer status with the Council of Europe, and by other non-member States
Entry into Force  - 5 Ratifications including at least 3 member States of the Council of Europe

The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and discipline the manipulation of sports competitions, as well as enhance the exchange of information and national and international cooperation between the public authorities concerned, and with sports organisations and sports betting operators. The Convention calls on governments to adopt measures, including legislation, notably:

  • Prevent conflicts of interest in sports betting operators and sports organisations;
  • Encourage the sports betting regulatory authorities to fight against fraud, if necessary by limiting the supply of sports bets or suspending the taking of bets ;
  • Fight against illegal sports betting, allowing to close or restrict access to the operators concerned and block financial flows between them and consumers.

Sports organisations and competition organisers are also required to adopt and implement stricter rules to combat corruption, sanctions and proportionate disciplinary and dissuasive measures in the event of offences, as well as good governance principles. The Convention also provides safeguards for informants and witnesses.

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Related texts
  • European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches (ETS No. 120).
  • Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 135).
  • Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173).
  • Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).
  • Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218).
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