Legal Responses to ‘Football Hooliganism’ in Ukraine
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This chapter analyses the legal regulation of ‘football hooliganism’ in Ukraine. Euro 2012 provided an incentive to introduce wide-ranging legal regulation, inter alia in the field of ensuring public order and public safety in connection with football matches, and with respect to liability approaches of football supporters. ‘Best practices’ common in other countries, such as police ‘spotters’, an international centre for police cooperation and a National Information Football Point were implemented. Finally, football banning orders were introduced. However, while these limitations and restrictions on football supporters were designed to address football-related violence, the civil and human rights of football supporters were not always sufficiently taken into account.
KeywordsFootball Hooliganism Public safety Public order Offence Crime Fans Ultras Ukraine
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