The BWF Statutes consist of all the rules, regulations, guidelines and policies that cover governance, management and the technical elements of the sport. The Statutes include the BWF constitution, guidelines, policies, the code of ethics, codes of conduct, judicial procedures, laws of badminton and all technical regulations for badminton.

The BWF Statutes consist of 5 chapters:

  1. Governance
  2. Ethics
  3. Judicial Procedures
  4. Rules of the Game
  5. Technical Regulations


The constitution and other governance related guidelines, procedures and policies can be viewed on the Statutes page. The BWF also has a Statutes App which has the same information accessible anywhere.


Key Documents – Description

BWF Constitution – The fundamental governance document which details the principles and procedures for how the BWF is governed.  Amendments to the constitution can only be made by the membership at the AGM.

Federation Guidelines for Council – Executive Board – Committees
– Approved by the Council, this document guides the Council in its work between AGMs. This includes decision making bodies and such things as meetings and meeting procedures, duties of the members of Council, Executive Board and Committees, the role of the Committees and Commissions, athlete representatives and the roles of the President and Secretary General.

Federation Rules and Procedures
– This document is approved by the Council and it details the terms of reference for all the committees, the Council delegations, accounting, gifts and insurance principles, travel and operational expenses and managing the BWF funds.

Badminton Code of Ethics
– This defines the most important core values, principles for behaviour and conduct of personnel in the BWF and its affiliates. The aim of the Code is to ensure the sport is administered with integrity in a democratic, professional, ethical and transparent way and that players compete in competitions that are fair and free from any form of manipulation or unethical behaviour.

The related Codes of Conduct describe the required conduct and behaviour of people performing particular roles in the activities of the BWF.

BWF Judicial Procedures
– This describes the steps required to bring a case against an individual or organisation. It describes the disciplinary and appeals processes and the rights of an appellant for a fair hearing.

Complaint Guidelines and Procedures
– the general guidelines for anyone who wishes to make a complaint to the BWF.

Schedule A
– this form must be completed by each Member and sent to the BWF office no later than 30 September each year. If the Members details change through the year, these new details must be registered with the BWF. Please download the Schedule A Form for the current year above.