FIVB Constitution and Regulations 

The FIVB has its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland and is organised in the legal form of a not-for-profit association. Through its governing institutions such as the Congress and the Board of Administration, the FIVB has established a legal framework which applies to volleyball activities globally. The FIVB Constitution is the supreme legal text of FIVB and any amendments thereto fall within the exclusive authority of the Congress.

The latest edition of the FIVB Constitution was approved by the Congress held in Arnhem, Netherlands on 24 September 2022 and entered into force on 25 December 2022.

[PDF] FIVB Constitution (in force since 25.12.2022) - (Mark-up)

[PDF] Rules of Procedure of the FIVB Congress (in force since 25.12.2022) - (Mark-up)

The FIVB Board of Administration is responsible for the enactment and update of the FIVB Regulations*. 

[PDF] General Regulations - (in force since 23.06.2023) - (Mark-up)
[PDF] Disciplinary Regulations - (in force since 23.06.2023) - (Mark-up)
[PDF] Code of Ethics - (in force since 26.04.2022) - (Mark-up)
[PDF] Financial Regulations - (in force since 23.06.2023) - (Executive Summary of 2023 proposed changes)
[PDF] Homologation Regulations - (in force since 26.04.2022) - (Mark-up)
[PDF] Sports Regulations - (in force since 23.06.2023) - (Mark-up
[PDF] Event Regulations - (in force since 23.06.2023) - (Mark-up)
[PDF] Medical and Anti-Doping Regulations - (in force since 23.06.2023) - (Mark-up)

* On 7 April 2016, the FIVB Board of Administration decided to split the FIVB Sports Regulations into two set of rules, namely the Event Regulations and the Sports Regulations. The FIVB Tribunal and FIVB Agent Regulations have been incorporated in and are now an integral part of the FIVB Sports Regulations. 

FIVB Judicial Bodies

Article 2.7 of the FIVB Constitution (ed. 2018) provides for the creation of four (4) judicial bodies:

Disciplinary Panel
Decides on alleged violations of the FIVB Constitution and Regulations. In the event of an anti-doping rule violation, a member appointed by the Medical Commission also participates in the Disciplinary Panel.



Year Case Nature of the offence
2023  2023-05  Unsportsmanlike conduct 
  2023-02 Harassment or abuse/Violent conduct 

2023-01  Harassment or abuse 
2022  2022-02  Unsportsmanlike conduct
  2022-01  Unsportsmanlike conduct
2021  2021-03  Participation of non-eligible teams or players
  2021-02 Rude Conduct 

2021-01  Violent Conduct
2019 2019-05 Violent Conduct
  2019-04 Violent Conduct
  2019-03 Violent Conduct
  2019-02 Obstruction to the start of the match
  2019-01 Violent Conduct
2017 2017-09 Worldwide extension of sanction

2017-08 Illegal transfer of a player - Non-Observance of Sanction
  2017-07  Withdrawal from International Competitions

2017-06 Using inside information - Absence of personal jurisdiction

2017-05 Using inside information - Absence of personal jurisdiction

2017-04 Betting

2017-03b Betting

2017-03a Betting - Other violations
  2017-02  Withdrawal from International Competitions

2017-01 Withdrawal from International Competitions
2016 2016-01 Violent conduct
2015 2015-02 Illegal transfer of a player

2015-01 Non attendance of a press conference
2014 2014-02 Violent Conduct

2014-01 Violent Conduct
2013 2013-01 Withdrawal from International Competitions


Appeals Panel
Decides appeals filed by an affected party against decisions of FIVB bodies (e.g. the President, the Board of Administration, the Disciplinary Panel etc). Appeals procedures are set out in the FIVB Disciplinary Regulations.


Year Case Nature of the case
2022 2022-03  Change of Federation of Origin
  2022-02  Confederations' and FIVB's decision 
 2021 2021-02 Change of Federation of Origin - CAS consent award agreed between the Parties

2021-01  Confederations' decision 
2020 2020-01  Confederations' decision
2019 2019-03 Change of Federation of Origin
2018 2018-03  Change of Federation of Origin
  2018-02 Minor Transfer 

2018-01 Illegal transfer of a player - Non-Observance of Sanction
2017 2017-03 Referee decisions
  2017-02 Referee's medical assessment
  2017-01 Appeal Withdrawn
2015 2015-01 Contractual Relations
2014 2014-01 Violent Conduct - CAS 2015 A 4095
2013 2013-01 International Transfer


Ethics Panel
Examines possible violations of FIVB's rules on Ethics (see Disciplinary Regulations) and proposes sanctions to the FIVB Board of Administration or to the FIVB Congress.



FIVB Tribunal
Decides on financial disputes of an international dimension between players/coaches/clubs (as well as coaches/NFs) either (a) reviewing a decision taken by the FIVB/Confederation in accordance with the Sports Regulations or (b) directly, upon referral of a case by the FIVB/Confederation.


Year Case Nature of the case
2023 2023-03 Settlement/Withdrawn of Request for Review/Termination Order
  2023-02 Agency Fees/Contractual Relationship
  2023-01 Player's Injury/Unlawful Contract Termination/Right to Compensation
2022 2022-08 Termination of Contract /COVID-19/Force majeure
  2022-07 FIVB Agent/Burden of proof/Contractual Relationship
  2022-06 Contract Termination/Just cause/Image rights Agreement

2022-05  Applicable law/Termination of Contract

2022-04  Termination of Contract/release/contractual penalty/principle of proportionality

2022-03 Termination of Contract/Compensation clause

2022-02  Termination of Contract/Liability 

2022-01  Termination of Contract/Choice of forum clause 
2021  2021-05  Overdue payables/COVID-119/Force majeure 

2021-04 Termination of Agent's contract/Compensation
  2021-03 Non-payment/Applicable law/COVID-19/Force majeure 
  2021-02  Breach of contract/Injury/COVID-19/Compensation 
  2021-01  Termination of contract for just cause/Compensation 
2020  2020-03  Breach of contract/Sick leave/Loss determination

2020-02  Termination of contract/Choice-of-forum clause/Injury/Bonus
2019  2019-04  Contract interpretation/Bonus

2019-03  Non-payment/Social Charges
  2019-02  Exchange Rate/Theory of Unpredictability 
2018  2018-06  Breach of Contract/Inducement/Joint and Several Liability/Non-payment 
  2018-05  Pre-Contract/Breach of Contract 
  2018-04  Amendment/Poor performance 
  2018-03  Late arrival/Injury/Early Departure 
  2018-02  Valid and Binding Contract 
  2018-01  Condition Precedent 
2017  2017-06  Breach of Contract/Poor performance
  2017-04  Termination of Contract

2017-02 Legal Status of a Club

2017-01 Player Performance/Fixed Salaries
2016 2016-12 Termination of Contract

2016-11 Competence over Agent claims

2016-10 Competence over Agent claims

2016-09 Initial Medical Examination/Estoppel

2016-08 Competence over Agent claims

2016-07 Image Rights/Sporting Contract

2016-06 Mutual Termination of Contract

2016-05 Premature Termination by Player

2016-04 Proof of Payment of Salaries

2016-03 Proof of Payment of Salaries

2016-02 Proof of Payment of Salaries

2016-01 Intent to Terminate Contract
2015 2015-07 Image Rights/Sporting Contract

2015-04 Initial Medical Examination

2015-01 Classification of Bank Transfer
2014 2014-02 Exchange Rate Fluctuation

2014-01 Medical Malpractice
2013 2013-01 Second Medical Opinion


All Confederations are represented on the FIVB Judicial Bodies. For the composition of each Judicial Body please access here.


Article 6.3.3 let. d FIVB Sports Regulations provides for the possibility, under certain conditions, to request the intervention of the FIVB to decide on the applicable Federation of Origin Solidarity Fee.

Procedure and request form

[PDF] Appendix D FIVB Sports Regulations

Please always refer to the latest edition of the FIVB Sports Regulations as published on

FIVB Decisions

[PDF] FIVB decisions (19 January 2024)


Financial Disputes

Article 18.1 of the FIVB Sports Regulations provides that a volleyball club, player, an FIVB License agent or coach may file a complaint before the FIVB in order to resolve a financial dispute of international dimension. The same procedure may also apply to a financial dispute between a national federation and a coach.

As of 1 November 2013, the procedure is free of charge save for a handling fee of :

  • FIVB Cases CHF 500
  • CEV Cases EUR 400

Useful Documents

For further information please access the FIVB Sports Regulations (Article 18.1).

Note: The FIVB Sports Regulations entered into force during the 2012/13 season. Consequently, only cases which arose during the 2012/13 season (or later) are admissible as Financial Disputes under the procedure of Art. 18.1 of the FIVB Sports Regulations. Contractual violations relating to previous seasons may, depending on their circumstances, fall under the scope of Art. 6.10.2 of the FIVB Sports Regulations.

The FIVB Agent Regulations (now incorporated into the FIVB Sports Regulations) enter into force during the 2014/15 season. Consequently, only cases which arose during the 2014/15 season (or later) are admissible as Financial Disputes under the procedure of Art. 18.1 of the FIVB Sports Regulations.

Application to change Federation of Origin

FIVB Licensed Agents

  1. Rogério Teruo Hangai (BRA)
  2. Miomir Krasic (SRB)
  3. Theo Hofland (NED)
  4. Irena Tomovic (SRB)
  5. Jin Yong-Ju (KOR)
  6. Bojan Milic (SRB)
  7. Keunhyuk IM (KOR)
  8. Roberto Mogentale (POL)
  9. Beltrami Luca (ITA)
  10. Vannucci Edoardo (ITA)
  11. GU Seonmo (KOR)
  12. Matijasevic Georges (FRA)
  13. Novi Luca (ITA)
  14. Huttunen Nisse (FIN)
  15. Grzyb Boleslaw (POL)
  16. Lee Taeho (KOR)
  17. Sandzaka Tatjana (LAT)
  18. Quinones Vera Eddy (FIN)
  19. Geraldo Maciel Neto (BRA)
  20. Donato Saltini (ITA)
  21. Boris Simurina (CRO)
  22. Nam Hee Park (KOR)
  23. Marco Raguzzoni (ITA)
  24. Jaewoo Kwon (KOR)
  25. Davide Gollini (ITA)
  26. Jakub Dolata (POL)
  27. Paolo Buongiorno (ITA)
  28. Sung Hun (Chris) Kim (KOR)
  29. Tunc Afsar (TUR)
  30. Massimo Tomalino (ITA)
  31. Guido Caccamo (ITA)
  32. Andris Inveiss (USA)
  33. Chiara Castagnetti (ITA)
  34. Stefano Bartocci (ITA)
  35. Guray Sahin Tarik (TUR)
  36. Branislav Mitrovic (SRB)
  37. Alessandro De Lima  (BRA)
  38. Wongi Byun (KOR)
  39. Yusuf Nahum (TUR)
  40. Chris Chen (CAN)
  41. Özdin Attila Aydin (TUR)
  42. Sergio Turzo (ITA)
  43. Ana Flávia Sanglard (BRA)
  44. Ho Suk Bang (KOR)
  45. Joost Kooistra (NED)
  46. Marcus Eloe (BRA)
  47. Hyun Gon Song (KOR)
  48. Ricardo Hyon Do Kim (BRA)
  49. Martin Lebl (CZE)
  50. Liu Huawei (CHN)
  51. Guilherme Santos (BRA)
  52. Tak Nam Gyun (KOR)
  53. Nisa Kurt (TUR)
  54. Anton Bobrov (RUS)
  55. Mr. Hugo Conte (ARG)
  56. Guillaume Samica (FRA)
  57. Stevan Manojlovic (CAN)
  58. David Botrel (FRA)
  59. Anis Hidri (TUN)
  60. Jong Suk Lim (KOR)
  61. Edina Dobi (HUN)
  62. Bogdan Olteanu (ROU)
  63. Nicolas Oroz (ARG)
  64. Diego Velazquez (ARG)
  65. Carolina Costagrande (ITA)
  66. Xavier Kapfer (FRA)
  67. Predrag Mladenovic (SRB)
  68. Vojtech Herrmann (CZE)
  69. Thomas McCarthy (USA)
  70. Oleg Zasidkovych (UKR)
  71. Stefano Barbieri (ITA)
  72. Norberto Santana Velez (PUR)
  73. Charlotte Harris (USA)
  74. Francis Marquez (USA)
  75. Konstantinos Papastergiou (GRE)
  76. Alexander Sailer (GER)
  77. Ali Mahdi (BRN)
  78. Ryan Jay Owens (USA)
  79. Michaela Platenikova (CZE)
  80. Gean Carlos Assis de Souza (BRA)
  81. Harith Abdullah Ahmed Al Balushi (OMA)
  82. Bilgin Bilginsoy (TUR)
  83. Kim Junhyeong (KOR)
  84. Dragan Markovic (SRB)
  85. Cristian Savani (ITA)
  86. Leonardo Caponi (ITA)
  87. Tamara Perovic (SRB)
  88. Nguyen Quoc Phu (DEN)
  89. Adrian Groza (ROU)
  90. Marta Szczygielska (BEL)
  91. Dimitris Maniopoulos (GRE)
  92. Ioannis Kyriazopoulos (GRE)
  93. Hitoshi Ino (JPN)
  94. Stefano Franchini (ITA)
  95. Jingwen Huang (CHN)
  96. Jozef Janosik (SVK)
  97. Michail Aidonidis (GRE)