UEFA's Appeals Body consists of a chairman, two vice-chairmen and nine other members.
The Appeals Body has jurisdiction to hear appeals against decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, and to rule on particularly urgent cases referred to it directly by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.
The chairman of the Appeals Body, one of its vice-chairmen or one of its members acting as ad hoc chairman, may take a decision as a judge sitting alone under clear factual and legal circumstances, in urgent or protest cases; if the requests of the parties and the ethics and disciplinary inspector are identical; in the case of clearly inadmissible appeals; at the request of the parties and the ethics and disciplinary inspector; or in cases where the sanction imposed by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body is a fine of up to €50,000 or a suspension from playing or carrying out a function for up to three matches.
Pedro Tomás (Spain)
Dr Levent Bıçakcı (Turkey)
Michael Joseph Maessen (Netherlands)
Björn Ahlberg (Sweden)
Gianluca D'Aloja (Italy)
Barry W Bright (England)
Thomas Hollerer (Austria)
Ivaylo Ivkov (Bulgaria)
Rainer Koch (Germany)
Victoriano Melero (France)
Urs Reinhard (Switzerland)
Olga Zhukovska (Ukraine)
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Wednesday 19 April 2017 18.13CETFollowing the incidents which occurred at the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg match between Olympique Lyonnais and Besiktas JK (2-1) played on April 13 in France, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following two decisions: Decision: The CEDB has decided to exclude Olympique Lyonnais from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it will qualify. This exclusion is deferred for a probationary period of two (2) years. The French club has also been fined €100,000. The charges against the French club were related to crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks, stairways blocked, insufficient organization and field invasion by supporters after their second goal. Decision: The CEDB has decided to exclude Beşiktaş JK from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it will qualify. This exclusion is deferred for a probationary period of two (2) years. The Turkish club has also been fined €100,000. The charges against the Turkish club were related to crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects. Based on the official reports and the current available evidence at the disposal of the UEFA disciplinary bodies, the CEDB has considered that the supporters of both clubs were responsible for the crowd disturbances at the match.
Friday 14 April 2017 19.01CETDisciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Olympique Lyonnais and Beşiktaş JK (2-1), played on 13 April in France. Charges against Olympique Lyonnais: • Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) • Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations • Insufficient organization (segregation of spectators) - Art. 37 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations • Field invasion by supporters after the second goal of Olympique Lyonnais - Art. 16 (2) DR Charges against Beşiktaş JK: • Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR • Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR • Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR The date of the hearing of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has not been determined yet. More information on this will follow in the next days.
Friday 18 September 2015 18.00CETThe UEFA Appeals Body has upheld the one-point deduction imposed on the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) and ordered that the HNS play its next two home matches in UEFA competition behind closed doors. The Appeals Body met yesterday, following an appeal lodged by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) against the decision taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 23 July 2015, in relation to the racist behaviour (Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations) that occurred during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H match between Croatia and Italy, which was played in Split on 12 June 2015. The appeal by the HNS was rejected, and the original decision of the CEDB has been upheld. The CEDB had decided to impose a deduction of one point on the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) for the qualifying competition of the 2014–16 UEFA European Football Championship. The HNS has also been ordered to play its next two home matches in UEFA competition behind closed doors, and ordered not to play any of its remaining qualifying games at the Stadion Poljud in Split. In addition, the HNS has been fined €100,000. This decision is final.