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According to Article 32 of the BSA Statutes, BSA has two disciplinary bodies – the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body and the Appeals Body. BSA disciplinary inspectors represent BSA in proceedings before the disciplinary bodies. These authorities are independent within the organisation, and its members are bound by BSA’s rules and regulations.


A disciplinary meeting at BSA HQ

The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body deals with disciplinary cases, both on and off the field, which arise from the BSA Statutes, regulations and decisions of BSA 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 BSA 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 BSA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector can be compared with that of a state prosecutor. Ethics and Disciplinary inspectors investigate violations of the BSA Statutes, regulations and decisions, and represent BSA 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 BSA Executive Committee (from candidates proposed by the BSA member associations) for a term of four years. They may belong to neither the Executive Committee nor any other BSA organ or committee stipulated in the BSA Statutes.

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Last updated: 8/12/20

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  • BSA Disciplinary Regulations, Edition 2020