CODE OF CONDUCT
(UPDATED 9 DECEMBER 2006)
This Code is subordinated and supplementary to all LEN Rules, decided by the LEN Congress.
Any misbehaviour committed in relation to the aquatic sports or in relation to a LEN event or LEN representative may be sanctioned.
Cases of misbehaviour are among others:
a) acts of discrimination
b) acts of misbehaviour including but not limited to abusive, violent conduct in a disturbing, ugly or provocative manner, unjustified interference including disobedience with obstruction of the orderly conduct of any sporting event within or outside of the venue(s), malicious alteration, damage or destruction of property or infliction of physical or mental harm on others,
c) cheating but not limited to doping, falsification or alteration of birth certificates, documents of identification or any other document indicating false age, false nationality or any other false information with the purpose of obtaining unfair advantage for an official, an athlete or team,
d) conviction of a criminal offence,
e) acts of misconduct, including those caused by consumption of alcohol or other substances, whether prohibited in the LEN Rules and Regulations or not, and similar acts,
f) acts of indiscretion,
g) acts of insubordination,
Unjustified offences may be considered independent of any action taken or not taken by the Referee or a LEN Committee.
The Code of Discipline for Water Polo shall be subordinated and supplementary to all LEN Rules approved by the Congress and the LEN Code of Conduct.
The LEN Executive may transfer incidents or offences according to CD 2 to the LEN Panel for consideration and imposition of a sanction. A sanction for partiality can only be imposed on officials in any position in LEN.
In the imposition of any sanction the nature of the offence, the circumstances under which it occurred, the gravity of the offence, the character of the action and other considerations that are in harmony with the objectives of LEN must be taken into account.