Legal & Ethics Commission

Belcho Goranov Bulgaria President
Rouzbeh Vosough Ahmadi Iran Member
Carla Morais Portugal Member
Osamu Shimizu Japan Member
Ramón Francisco GONZÁLEZ PINEDA Guatemala Member
Aurélie Aim-Tuil France Member
Michael Smith Canada Member
Roman Kudinov Switzerland Member
Houcine KHARRAZI Tunisia Member

Tasks and Duties

  • To compose the UWW Disciplinary Chamber and the Ethics Commission and conduct its work independently. 
  • To carry out investigations and initiate proceedings for disciplinary, regulatory, doping or ethical breaches by any Member of United World Wrestling.
  • To oversee to the implementation of the Code of Ethics and relevant sanctions.
  • To impose sanctions against Members of National Federations for breaches to United World Wrestling's Constitution, Regulations and Code of Ethics.
  • To carry out investigations and prepare the files for the United World Wrestling Bureau in the event of an appeal against disciplinary sanctions.
  • To support the National Federations in disputes which might occur in their respective countries in disciplinary, legal, or criminal matters with their national authorities.
  • To prepare a list of national lawyers currently working with National Federations and who could lend assistance to  United World Wrestling.
  • To publish a Code of Ethics for the Bureau members, coaches, referees and wrestlers in collaboration with the Directors of the Departments concerned.
  • To act, upon request by the Secretary General, as a nomination commission to ensure eligibility criteria for candidates for elections are respected.
  • Members of the Legal & Ethics Commission may be called by the Executive Committee to act as internal auditors or for any other mission that warrants legal expertise.