According to Article 32 of the UEFA Statutes, UEFA has two disciplinary bodies – the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body and the Appeals Body. UEFA disciplinary inspectors represent UEFA in proceedings before the disciplinary bodies. These authorities are independent within the organisation, and its members are bound by UEFA's rules and regulations.
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body deals with disciplinary cases, both on and off the field, which arise from the UEFA Statutes, regulations and decisions of UEFA that do not fall within another committee or body's competence. The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decides on the halting of proceedings; acquittals; convictions; and the dismissal or acceptance of protests. It also rules on eligibility to play and the admission of clubs to UEFA competitions.
The Appeals Body handles appeals against disciplinary decisions taken by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body. It either confirms, amends or revokes the contested decision.
The role of the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector can be compared with that of a state prosecutor. Ethics and Disciplinary inspectors investigate violations of the UEFA Statutes, regulations and decisions, and represent UEFA in disciplinary proceedings. They may open disciplinary investigations and lodge appeals and cross-appeals.
The members of the disciplinary bodies and the ethics and disciplinary inspectors are elected by the UEFA Executive Committee (from candidates proposed by the UEFA member associations) for a term of four years. They may belong to neither the Executive Committee nor any other UEFA organ or committee stipulated in the UEFA Statutes.
Disciplinary matters are administered by the disciplinary and integrity unit, which is headed up by Emilio García under UEFA's legal affairs division director Alasdair Bell.
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Friday 21 November 2014 15.36CETThe UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decision: Match: 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group 2, Romania vs. Estonia (2-0) played on 17 September in Iasi. Charges: Art. 15 of the Competition Regulations (fielding an ineligible player) Sanctions: The match is forfeited by Romania and a 3-0 win is awarded to Estonia
Friday 14 November 2014 18.08CETThe Football Association of Serbia (FSS) and the Football Association of Albania (FShF) have appealed against the decisions taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 23 October. The meeting of the UEFA Appeals Body will be held on Tuesday 2 December. The CEDB had sanctioned both associations after various incidents that occurred during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group I match between Serbia and Albania, which was played in Belgrade on 14 October. The CEDB had declared the above-mentioned match as forfeited. As a consequence, the FShF was deemed to have lost the game 3-0. In addition, the FShF was fined €100,000. The CEDB had also deducted the FSS three points for the current UEFA European Championship qualifying competition. In addition, the FSS was ordered to play its next two UEFA competition matches as host team behind closed doors. Finally, the association was fined €100,000.