Football-Related Disorder in the Netherlands

Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)


In this chapter, we look at the historical background of football-related disorder in the Netherlands, and current legal developments regarding the policing of football matches. The situation regarding intelligence gathering on football-related disorder and the ‘Hooligans in Beeld’ project are discussed. The new Football Law and selected case-law on the Football Law are analysed. Finally, the author makes recommendations for the development of legal responses to football-related disorder in the Netherlands.


Football-related disorder The Netherlands Intelligence gathering Hooligans Hooligans in beeld Football law Human rights 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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