The new allegations of corruption surfacing almost daily might suggest that FIFA sits out of reach of mechanisms of accountability from member states. But such a judgment would be premature. The European Court of Justice has ruled on several occasions that, as an economic activity, football is subject to European law, with important decisions having been rendered on issues such as the mobility of players between teams and sports disciplinary rulings.There is an academic paper in the works, stay tuned.
01 June 2011
Letter in the FT on FIFA Accountability
I've got a letter in the Financial Times today (subscription required) discussing briefly mechanisms and prospects for holding FIFA accountable. Here is an excerpt: