The FINA Ethics Panel shall consist of six members appointed by the newly elected FINA Bureau at its first meeting for a term of 4 years. The FINA President shall appoint the chairperson of the FINA Ethics Panel from amongst its members.
Members of the FINA Ethics Panel may be appointed for such number of successive terms as considered appropriate by the FINA Bureau.
The matters are transferred to the Ethics Panel by the FINA Executive.
At least three members of the FINA Ethics Panel (as determined by the Chairperson), shall be appointed as required on a case by case basis, to decide on the matter(s). The FINA Ethics Panel shall have the power to hear and decide any violation of the Code of Ethics.
The FINA Ethics Panel shall act in accordance with the principles of natural justice and shall determine its own procedure.
For any violation of the FINA Code of Ethics, the FINA Ethics Panel may impose any or more of the following sanctions:
- a warning or reprimand;
- a suspension for a fixed period of up to four years from holding office or other position held by an Official and/or until a specified set of conditions have been met to the satisfaction of the FINA Ethics Panel;
- a return of any FINA award;
- a ban for a fixed period of up to a lifetime from taking part in any Aquatics related activity;
- a recommendation to the FINA Executive of the notification of the matter to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.