30 September 2009, 09:00 -
On Wednesday 30 September 2009 the Study Centre for the Business and Public Sector (Studiecentrum voor Bedrijf en Overheid) will be organizing a conference on the new Football Hooliganism and Nuisance Act.
During the conference Dolf Segaar (Managing Partner at CMS Derks Star Busmann) will give an introduction to this new Act on football hooliganism and discuss in greater depth the frameworks of the new Act.
Besides Dolf Segaar, speakers will include Tom van 't Hek, former Dutch elite hockey player, Theo Hofstee, chief public prosecutor at the Hague Public Prosecutor’s Office, Bert van Oostveen, Managing Director of the Royal Netherlands Football Association and Jan Willem van de Pol, member of the executive committee of the Dutch Police Union.
The House of Representatives has approved this new Football Act, which forms part of more wide-ranging legislation that gives mayors and the judiciary greater powers to take preventive action. In addition, from now on suspects of New Year’s Eve riots, for example, and young people who cause nuisance can be dealt with quickly.
During the conference there will be more in-depth discussions on the new Football Act. These will include the reasons for and motives behind the new Act, why it has taken such a long time to be approved, and what can and cannot be done under the Act. Lawyers, proponents and opponents from the sporting world and those responsible for public order and safety, together with youth workers, will share their views. Everything will be explained using many practical examples.
For more information we refer you to the website for the conference on the new Football Hooliganism and Nuisance Act www.sbo.nl, where you will also find a detailed programme of events.
Admission to the conference will be 899 euros (excluding VAT) per person. This amount includes coffee, lunch and a valuable syllabus. You may register online for the conference through the website.