FIFA hires top war crimes lawyer as part of anti-corruption drive

  • FIFA is set to appoint top human rights lawyer Luis-Moreno Ocampo as the head of its new ethics committee's investigations arm.

    Ocampo has previously led war crimes investigations at the International Criminal Court.

    The Argentine is due to be confirmed next month and will investigate allegations of corruption and breaches in ethics rules.

    The move comes after the soccer governing body announced in March a major overhaul of its governance following a series of corruption allegations, including accusations of vote-rigging during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.