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Fifa governance

Fifa governance

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ....................................................................................................................... 2
 
Executive Summary ................................................................................................................... 5
 
I.
 
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 7
 
1.
 
Mandate and Scope .................................................................................................... 7
 
1.1.
 
Mandate .............................................................................................................. 7
 
1.2.
 
The Focus of the Study ....................................................................................... 7
 
2.
 
Background to the Mandate ...................................................................................... 7
 
3.
 
Towards a Governance Reform in Two Phases ...................................................... 8
 
4.
 
The Experts ................................................................................................................. 8
 
II.
 
The Role and Structure of FIFA ................................................................................. 10
 
1.
 
The Significance of Sports and of Football in particular ..................................... 10
 
2.
 
The Changing Role of FIFA .................................................................................... 11
 
3.
 
FIFA’s Current Governance Structure ................................................................. 12
 
3.1.
 
Incorporation .................................................................................................... 12
 
3.2.
 
Membership ...................................................................................................... 12
 
3.3.
 
The Formal Bodies of FIFA ............................................................................. 13
 
a)
 
The Congress (Art. 22-29 FIFA Statutes) .................................................... 13
 
b)
 
The Executive Committee (ExCo, Art. 30-31 Statutes) .............................. 13
 
c)
 
The President (Art. 32 Statutes) ................................................................... 14
 
d)
 
Standing Committees (Art. 34 Statutes) ...................................................... 14
 
e)
 
The General Secretariat (Art. 67 Statutes) ................................................... 15
 
f)
 
Judicial Bodies (Art. 57-61 Statutes) ........................................................... 16
 
III.
 
The Governance Principles .......................................................................................... 17
 
1.
 
Private Sector Analogy ............................................................................................ 17
 
2.
 
Public Sector Analogy .............................................................................................. 17
 
3.
 
FIFA and its Members ............................................................................................. 18
 
IV.
 
Assessment: FIFA as a Commercial Entity ................................................................ 19
 
1.
 
Financial Compliance .............................................................................................. 19
 
1.1.
 
Assumptions/Purpose ....................................................................................... 19
 
 
 31.2.
 
Bookkeeping and Financial Reporting ............................................................. 19
 
1.3.
 
A Risk Based Approach in General .................................................................. 19
 
1.4.
 
FIFA-Specific Risks ......................................................................................... 20
 
1.5.
 
How to Control General and FIFA-Specific Risks ........................................... 20
 
a)
 
Identification of potentially critical payments ............................................. 20
 
b)
 
Direct control of potentially critical payments ............................................ 21
 
c)
 
Indirect control of potentially critical payments .......................................... 21
 
1.6.
 
Specific Recommendations .............................................................................. 22
 
2.
 
Anti-Corruption Compliance .................................................................................. 22
 
3.
 
Organisational Structure ......................................................................................... 23
 
3.1.
 
Independent Members of the Executive Committee ........................................ 23
 
3.2.
 
Finance Committee – Internal Audit Committee ............................................. 24
 
3.3.
 
Compensation and Benefits Committee ........................................................... 24
 
3.4.
 
Ethics Committee – Disciplinary Committee ................................................... 24
 
3.5.
 
Organisation of the Compliance Function ........................................................ 24
 
4.
 
Recommendations .................................................................................................... 25
 
V.
 
Assessment: FIFA as a Quasi-Public Body................................................................. 26
 
1.
 
Elections .................................................................................................................... 26
 
1.1.
 
The Election of the President ............................................................................ 26
 
1.2.
 
Due Diligence on Officials ............................................................................... 26
 
1.3.
 
Limited Terms of Offices ................................................................................. 27
 
2.
 
Decisions .................................................................................................................... 27
 
2.1.
 
Decisions over the Hosting of Competitions .................................................... 27
 
2.2.
 
Decisions relating to Commercialisation .......................................................... 28
 
3.
 
Recommendations .................................................................................................... 29
 
VI.
 
Assessment: The Relation between FIFA and its Members ..................................... 30
 
1.
 
Conflict of Interest ................................................................................................... 30
 
2.
 
Development Programmes ...................................................................................... 30
 
3.
 
Recommendations .................................................................................................... 32
 
VII.
 
Models for Change: The IOC Experience .................................................................. 33
 
VIII.
 
Recommendations ......................................................................................................... 35
 

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