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CHAPTER 1

DESIGNATION, MAIN OFFICE AND DURATION

Article 1 - The International Association of the Military Justices (IAMJ), a non-profitable private organization, shall function in accordance with the provisions of the present Statute.

Paragraph - The Association shall have administrative and financial autonomy.

Article 2 - The International Association of the Military Justices, with its main office and forum wherever the President exercises jurisdiction over, aims at:

I - interacting those who are devoted to the study of the Military Penal Law and the Process Law or the Military Penal Judiciary and professionals engaged in law;

II - developing activities aimed at the study of the Military Penal Law and the Process Law or the Military Penal Judiciary, in countries which take part in the IAMJ;

III - promoting the interaction of those who act upon this area of Law, in the associate countries;

IV - conducting comparative studies of the Military Penal Law and the Process Law or the Military Penal Judiciary;

V - conducting studies of the Military Penal Law History and the Military Penal Process Law;

VI - organizing Congresses, Meetings, Seminars and other events, with the aim of discussing the Military Penal Law, the Process Law or Military Penal Judiciary, Military Disciplinary Law, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and other issues of Law.

VII – promote the highest standards of Military Justice and Human Rights enforcement.
Article 3 - In order to achieve the goals of the former article, the International Association of the Military Justices shall promote agreements with juridical people of public and private laws.

Article 4 - The duration of the International Association of the Military Justices is indefinite and, in case of dissolution, its patrimony and files shall be transferred to an institution with the same goal, in that it is approved by the Council of Decision or, in case there is no similar entity, it shall depend upon the decision of the majority of the members present in the Meeting, specially held for such aim.

CHAPTER II

SECTION I
The Executive Branch of the International Association of the Military Justices and its Functions

Article 5 – The Executive Branch is composed of:

I - The Council of Administration;
II - The Council of Deliberation;
III - The General Assembly;

§ 1. The International Association of the Military Justices shall have a Council of Finance.

§ 2. Members of the Director of AIJM, when their mandates expire, they become members of the deliberative council.

SECTION II
THE COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION

Article 6 - The Council of Administration shall be composed of the President, three (03) Vice-Presidents and five (5) Counselors, the Secretary-General, and the Director of Finance.

§ 1º. The position of Secretary-General and Director of Finance shall be held by members who come from the same country as the President.

§ 2º. Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the Deliberative Council for a term of four years, allowing a maximum of two (2) re-election.

§ 3º. The Council of Administration shall create Boards of Directors aimed at reaching the goals of the Association.

§ 4º. The Council of Administration shall constitute the Council of Finance and decide about the contributions of the members.

§ 5º. The decisions of the Council of Deliberation shall be taken by the majority of the votes of its members, and, in case of a tie, the President shall give his vote.

§ 6º. The Board shall meet at least once a year, and during the Meetings conducted by the Association. The Board meetings will be held, convened by the President, with the majority of its members or, on second call, with members present. When the case allows, the meeting may be conducted by videoconferencing or other modern electronic media, where electronic signatures of the participants will be duly recorded.

Article 7 - The President shall have power of General Administration needed to develop the activities of the International Association of the Military Justices, representing it in Court and also in other occasions. The President shall create Boards of Directors aimed at meeting the goals of the association, as well as nominate prosecutors for reaching special goals.

Article 8 - The first Vice-President shall replace the President in case he needs to be off temporarily.

§ 1º. In case the first Vice-President can not replace the President, so the 2º Vice- President will be in charge.

§ 2º. The President shall delegate the Vice-Presidents part of his functions and empower the Vice-Presidents to coordinate some specific projects.

Article. 8º B. - It is the responsibility of the Counselors for the consultations that are made to them, as well as participate with proposals in all decisions to be adopted, in order to improve the functioning of AIJM.

Article 9 - The Secretary-General shall give support to the President in the managing of the association and also help him to meet the goals of the Association.

Article 10 - The Director of Finance shall:

I - manage the budgetary, the financial and the accounting sections of the Association;

II - control all the financial accounts of the Association and render monthly accounts to the President;

III - render an annual account, to be presented to the Council of Finance, by the President;
IV - take care of the patrimony of the Association.

SECTION III
THE COUNCIL OF DELIBERATION

Article 11 - The Council of Deliberation shall be composed of, at most, five people representing the associate countries, elected in a General Assembly, besides the institutional members, accredited by the Secretary-General, with the approval of the President of the IAMJ.

§ 1º. Presidents or representatives of regional or national judiciary boards, related with the Military Justice and other representatives of associations which join, at least, forty (40) members of the IAMJ, shall be considered institutional members.

§ 2º. The Council shall support the President of the Association and shall be presided by the President, or in case of his absence, by the Vice-President, following the sequence of the ordinal enumeration.

SECTION IV
THE COUNCIL OF FINANCE

Article 12 – The Council of Finance shall be composed of three members and two substitutes elected by the Council of Administration, for a term of four years, and shall be eligible for re-election. In each meeting, the members of the Council shall choose one of its present members to preside it.
§ 1º. The decisions of the Council of Finance shall be taken by the majority of the votes.

§ 2º. The substitute shall replace the member, while he is on temporary or permanent leave, up to the moment there is an election for permanent member.

Article 13 - The Council of Finance shall:

I - show the President of the entity the annual budget of the Association, according to their judgment;

II - show the Council of Deliberation the annual President’s accounts, in order to have their approval or rejection.

CHAPTER III
THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Article 14 – The International Association of the Military Justices is composed of individual members and institutional members pursuant to article 11.

Article 15 – The Members should:

a) obey the present Statute aiming at reaching the goals of the IAMJ;
b) follow the decisions of the social boards;
c) perform the tasks which are assigned to them and render account of their acts.

Article 16 - The Members of the Association are allowed to:

a) elect the members of the Council of Deliberation;
b) enjoy the services and benefits provided by the IAMJ, directly or by an agreement;
c) perform the nominations and assignments requested by the Association.

Article 17 - The members of the Association shall be excluded in case they do not follow the duties set out in article 15, according to the votes of the majority of the members of the Council of Administration.

CHAPTER IV
THE PATRIMONY

Article 18 – The patrimony of the Association is composed of:

I - the contribution of the individual members or the affiliated entities;
II - the financial budget of the events, courses and other activities related to its goals;
III - donation in cash, values, and properties;
IV - any kind of income which shall be obtained, including by rendering services;
V - subvention of public and private entities;
VI – contribution of natural person or juristic person, of public and private laws.

Paragraph - The entity shall receive contributions or donations with or without charges, intended to constitute special funds for payment of specific activities or other purposes.

Article 19 – The properties and rights of the Association shall only be used to reach the goals set out in article 2.

CHAPTER V
THE FINANCIAL RULE

Article 20 - The financial rule shall follow the calendar year, allowing the Council of Administration to settle the accounts which shall be figured out, according to the President’s proposal.

Article 21 – The annual rendering of accounts shall be presented to the Council of Finance up to the 30th of March of each year.

CHAPTER VI
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Article 22 - The General Assembly shall elect the members of the Council of Deliberation in a meeting specially held for such aim.

CHAPTER VII
THE AMENDMENT AND REVIEW OF THE STATUTE

Article 23 - The Statute shall be amended by means of the President’s proposal, ten institutional members or ten per cent (10) of the individual members, by the majority of the votes of the Council of Deliberation or the General Assembly, invited specially, in which there shall be at least ten per cent (10) of the original members of the affiliated countries.

CHAPTER VIII
THE GENERAL AND TRANSITORY CONDITIONS

Article 24 - The members of the Council of Administration and the Council of Finance shall not receive any payment, directly or indirectly,

Article 25 - The members of the Council of Administration, the Council of Deliberation and the Council of Finance shall not be responsible for the charges taken up by the entity.

Article 26 – In the General Assembly to organize the Association, the members of the Council of Administration, the Council of Deliberation and the Council of Finance shall be elected and they shall also establish the amount that each member shall contribute with;

Article 27 - Art. 27. This Statute, with the wording adopted at the Sixth Meeting of the Board and the Deliberative Council, of 9 May 2012 in Luanda (Angola), takes effect from today and will be published in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.

 

 

 

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