roger pielke

FIFA’s „Independent Governance Committee“ is far from independent

by Roger Pielke Jr. and Jens Weinreich

TOKYO. The so called Independent Governance Committee (IGC), appointed by FIFA and Committee chair Mark Pieth (Basel Institute of Governance) seems to be a big disappointment.

Key question is:

  • Is this committee really independent?

There are way too many reasons to doubt.

Roger Pielke Jr. has offered a first review on his blog The Least Thing.

I am happy to crosspost this analysis. In general I agree with Roger’s comments:

  • 2 from 12 IGC members are independent
  • 4 from 12 IGC members are independent pending full disclosure of financial ties to FIFA
  • 6 from 12 IGC members are not independent (including its chair Mark Pieth)

Before offering Roger’s article I copy-paste all information which have been officially published about composition of IGC so far.

It is not much.

Since we are talking about Good Governance and Transparency and since FIFA’s propaganda is going around the world without proof (see newest Makudi example) I would expect much more and really transparent information.

I don’t know yet if Mark Pieth is really aware of this (his) obligation.

Play the Game 2011, Tag 2 und 3

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]Mario Goijman, Lasana Liburd - Play the Game 2011 in Köln Mario Goijman (Volleygate) & Lasana Liburd – auf der ‚Play the Game‘ 2011 in Köln. / (cc-by-sa) Tine Harden/PtG[/caption]

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