The Statute of the IACL was adopted by the Founding Convention for the International Association of Constitutional Law, held in Belgrade, 17-19 September 1981.
As adopted by the Founding Convention for the International Association of Constitutional Law, held in Belgrade, 17‐19 September 1981, and as approved at the IACL Council meeting in Belgrade at the first World Congress from 29 August to 2 September 1983, as well as revised at the IACL Council meetings held during the subsequent World Congresses, in Paris from 31 August to 4 September 1987, in Warsaw from 2 to 5 September 1991, in Tokyo from 25 to 30 September 1995, Rotterdam from 12 to 16 July 1999, in Santiago de Chile, from 12 to 16 January 2004, in Athens, from 11 to 15 June 2007 and in Mexico City, from 6‐10 December 2010.
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.All those who adhere voluntarily to this Statute hereby found the association of scholars and others concerned with constitutional law from the whole world. Its name shall be the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – IACL (in the text below referred to as the Association).
Article 2.The Association acts as an autonomous, scientific and professional organization, under the terms of its Statute and within the framework of UNESCO.
Article 3.The Association’s seat is where the secretary general resides. The Council of the Association may determine another place as the headquarters of the Association.
II. OBJECTIVES, TASKS AND POWERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Article 4.The main objectives of the Association are as follows:
Article 5.In the realization of its objectives, the Association particularly will:
Article 5(bis).The IACL has all such powers as are necessary or convenient to carry out its objects and, in particular, the authority:
III. MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATION
IV. ORGANS OF THE ASSOCIATION
The organs of the Association are the Council, the president, the Executive Committee, the Secretary General, the Scientific council and the commissions.
The Council of the Association:
There shall be a meeting of the Council every four years during the Congress of the Association, or between the Congresses on proposal of the Executive Committee.
V. CONGRESS OF THE ASSOCIATION
VI. FINANCES OF THE ASSOCIATION
The revenues of the Association are:
VII. FINAL PROVISIONS
This Statute will be delivered to all national associations of constitutional law and to all individual members.
The Association may be dissolved if three fourths of the members of the Council so agree. If the Association is dissolved, its assets shall be given to UNESCO.
For the first period, the Executive Committee shall propose the number of national and regional delegates in the Council. For the following periods, the numbers shall be proposed and determined as provided by Article 10, Section 2, of the Statute.
The Initiative Committee has been constituted into the Founding Convention of the Association by a unanimous decision of the present members of the Initiative Committee, a list ofmembers of which is an integral part of the text of this Statute.
Martin Scheinin, PresidentIain Currie, Secretary-GeneralMexico City, 8 December 2010
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