German professor of law points to illegality of FIFA inaction

German professor of law points to illegality of FIFA inaction

Professor Andreas Zimmermann, LL.M., University of Potsdam, has published a substantial legal Opinion on the “Legal status of Israeli football clubs located in the occupied Palestinian territory and ensuing legal consequences for FIFA”.

He reinforces the conclusions of others:   “Israeli settlement clubs playing on occupied Palestinian territory without PFA’s consent violate FIFA Statutes. Furthermore, FIFA’s tolerance of settlement clubs implicitly recognizes Israeli settlements, and thus violates FIFA’s duty to respect the Palestinians’ right to self-determination under Art. 3 FIFA Statutes.”

The Opinion is available (highlight and right click) at:  http://www.diakonia.se/globalassets/documents/ihl/ihl-resources-center/expert-opinions/legal-status-of-israeli-football-clubs-located-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-and-ensuing-legal-consequences-for-fifa.pdf

 

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