C 22 DISCIPLINARY PANEL
C 22.1 The Disciplinary Panel shall consist of six (6) persons. No two members of Disciplinary Panel shall be from the same country or Sport Country. Members of the Disciplinary Panel shall serve for a period of four (4) years or until their successors are appointed.
C 22.2 The outgoing President shall select six (6) persons to form the Disciplinary Panel. They shall be known for their ability, their impartiality and their knowledge about the FINA Rules and Regulations and their experience of sport in general and the aquatic sport in particular. At least three (3) of them shall also have legal training and experience. The outgoing Bureau shall confirm the Disciplinary Panel and appoint one (1) of the members to be Chairman. The General Congress shall confirm the Disciplinary Panel.
C 22.3 The Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel shall appoint three (3) persons from the Disciplinary Panel of whom at least one (1) shall have legal training to adjudicate all matters before it. In cases where the FINA Executive and the other party agree, a sole member of the Disciplinary Panel may hear and decide the matter. No member of the Disciplinary Panel shall be appointed to a specific case when he or she is a citizen of the country of the competition suspected of violating FINA Rules;
C 22.4 The FINA Disciplinary Panel shall conduct hearings and apply sanctions in all cases of disciplinary nature originating from violations from any FINA Rules or Regulations (except matters regarding doping control FINA Rule C 12.5) referred to it by the FINA Executive.