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Coming up: launch of Task Force 4

20 Apr 2021

IPACS’s Task Force 4, established to facilitate effective cooperation between law enforcement, criminal justice authorities and sports organisations, will hold its inaugural meeting on 23 April. The virtual launch event will be co-chaired by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Various expert groups have met during the past few months to work on the Task Force’s terms of reference and move forward with some important groundwork. For instance, a draft stocktaking report on international anti-bribery standards was prepared just last month for the Task Force experts to review. This report is an initial approach to identify legal provisions that could be applicable to corruption in sport. The first meeting of the full Task Force will serve to discuss this important document; how to make the best use of existing networks of law enforcement and criminal justice authorities and facilitate their cooperation with sports organisations; and the next steps for the Task Force.

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Background information
At its Steering Committee meeting held in Paris on 1 July 2019, IPACS agreed to establish a fourth task force to identify the gaps that weaken cooperation between law enforcement and criminal justice authorities and sports organisations, and to develop mechanisms to enhance this cooperation. Co-chaired by the UNODC and the IOC, Task Force 4 will achieve these aims by bringing together representatives of governments, international organisations, sports bodies and relevant experts in order to enrich its work with their knowledge and experience.

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