Sport Conventions

Resolution on Safety (89/4)

The European Ministers responsible for Sport, meeting at their 6th Conference from 30 May to 1 June 1989 in Reykjavik,

Express their heartfelt sympathy for the victims of and to those bereaved by the tragic events on 15 April 1989;

Reaffirm their belief that sports events should be the occasion for friendly, peaceful and enjoyable meetings for spectators and participants;

Recall that the European Convention on Spectator Violence did not ignore the importance of measures for spectator safety;

Note that international sports events are constantly increasing in number and size;

Resolve that a necessary complement to the European Convention on Spectator Violence is the preparation of a text incorporating the principles and appropriate measures to guarantee spectator safety at sports grounds and events;

Consider that the Standing Committee should be able to make proposals for such a text;

Instruct the Secretary General to inform the Standing Committee of this Resolution;

Invite the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to instruct the CDDS to prepare, in conjunction with the Standing Committee, the draft of such a text.