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IAGP's new bylaws (revised in July, 2016) appear below.
Bullet ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of the organization is the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes, IAGP. It is a professional, incorporated, non-profit organization, registered for that purpose under the number CHE-110.173.396, according to Swiss Civil Code Article 60 ff., in the Commercial Register of the Kanton Thurgau, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland.

 
Bullet ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
A. The purpose of the Association is to encourage internationally the development and study of group psychotherapy and group processes as applied to:
Clinical practice,
Consultancy,
Education,
Scientific studies, and
Socio-cultural settings.

The IAGP promotes professional cross fertilization of ideas and practices from different cultures, disciplines and methodologies. The Association realizes its purpose without any financial interest.

B. The purpose as stated in A. will be applied within a framework of the values and conditions of the United Nations’ Charter of Human Rights, applied with the aim of strengthening egalitarian and democratic developments in social welfare and health care internationally, throughout the world.

 
Bullet ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
A. Individual membership is available to professionals interested in the practice, the teaching or the research in group psychotherapy and group process, whose application for membership has been approved by the Membership Committee according to Article XI.
 
B. Student individual membership is available to interested persons enrolled in qualified training programs in group psychotherapy and group process.
 
C. Young professional’s individual membership, as defined in the corresponding part of the Policies and Procedures.
 
D. Organizational Affiliation is available to associations engaged in group psychotherapy and group process.
 
E. Life membership is available to individual members who pay their dues by means of a lump sum determined by the Board of Directors in order to cover future life membership.
 
F. Membership of the IAGP organization is not to be considered as a credential, and membership cannot be presented as evidence of competence.
 

 
Bullet ARTICLE IV - FELLOWSHIP
A. The title of Distinguished Fellow of the IAGP shall be bestowed upon those members who have offered exceptionally outstanding service to IAGP and to the fields of group psychotherapy and group process.
 
B. The title of Fellow of the IAGP shall be bestowed upon members of the IAGP who have fulfilled criteria of meritorious service and leadership in IAGP and other related organizations.
 

 
Bullet ARTICLE V - FEES AND DUES
The Board of Directors determines the dues for Membership and the fees for Organizational Affiliation, and the procedures for membership and affiliation. To comply with the Swiss Civil Code, and in the absence of actual decisions about the specified level of dues and fees, they shall be CHF 200 to ensure that IAGP has sufficient minimum funds.

Members shall only be liable for the Association’s debts and liabilities to the amount of their dues and fees for affiliation, respectively. Accordingly, for debts of the Association, the Association’s assets shall be the only funds liable.

Furthermore, the lump sum determined by the Board of Directors for life membership takes care of such dues once and for all.

Individual Membership or Organizational Affiliation will be terminated by the Executive Management Group, EMG, on behalf of the Board of Directors, when fees are not paid within a year of becoming due. Notice of such pending termination will be given six months before termination occurs.


 
Bullet ARTICLE VI- MAIN LEVELS OF ORGANISATION OF IAGP

Governance of the Association rests in the following parts and levels

1. The General Assembly of Members, GA, is the overriding structure, which has the ultimate responsibility, and the overarching decision-making authority, and directs the organization and its current affairs, elects members of the Board of Directors and the members of its Executive Management Group. The GA also elects the chairperson of the Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee. Ordinary General Assemblies for the overall government of the organization, and for elections of its administration, will be called for in conjunction with the International Congresses arranged by, or sponsored by, IAGP. Such International Congresses of IAGP shall be scheduled at three year intervals if possible. The membership of the GA can also meet, physically or virtually, at specific extra meetings, called for by the Board of Directors, or by 20 % or more of the membership with voting rights, according to what is regulated in Articles VII and VIII. At the triennial GA there shall be one report each from the President, the Treasurer, from one Auditor and the Committees.

2. The Board of Directors, which is continuously responsible for the IAGP work and affairs between GA meetings, has maximum 32 members, including the Executive Management Group, the Chairpersons of Committees and of Sections, according to Articles XI and XII. It will meet physically twice a year, preferably in connection with particular scientific programs chosen. It can, in addition, also work in virtual meetings according to Article IX. Previous Presidents are permanently invited to join the Board meetings as non-voting participants.

3. The Executive Management Group, EMG, a constituent part of the Board, consists of the six leading IAGP officials, as specified in Article VII: the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Senior Executive Member and the Young Professionals’ Executive Member. They have, individually and together, as the EMG, responsibility for performing the ongoing, daily affairs of the organization between Board meetings as specified in Article VII.

4. The Committees with their chairpersons and steering assemblies as specified in Article XI

5. The Sections, with their respective chairpersons and coordinating committees as specified in Article XII.

 
Bullet ARTICLE VII- LEADING POSTS OF RESPONSIBILITY, THEIR ELECTION AND ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS
The IAGP Official Leading Posts are the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Senior Executive Member and the Young Professionals’ Executive Member. They are all full voting members of the Board of Directors and constitute, together, the Executive Management Group of the Board. A quorum for decisions in the EMG consists of not less than three participating members.

A. The President is the Executive Official of the IAGP and shall, as a rule, chair Board meetings and meetings in the EMG, unless there is a meeting or a specific issue that requires an independent chairperson, such as obvious risks from conflicts of interest, according to Article X below. The President leads, directs and promotes the ongoing work of the Association on behalf of its members, in close cooperation with the rest of the Executive Management Group. When votes are tied, during decision-making of the Board or its EMG, the President or the actual Chairperson has the Casting Vote.

B. The Vice President has a competence equivalent to that of the President. He or she stands in as Acting President, upon decision by the EMG, during shorter, and more occasional, absences of the President that prevent him/her from performing his/her duties. The Vice President has independent responsibility for primary planning and negotiating the next upcoming International IAGP congress and for other Board defined tasks, all in close co-operation within the EMG. If the President becomes indefinitely absent from and not able to exert his/her office, the Board of Directors may promote the Vice President to President of IAGP for the rest of the mandate period.

C. The Senior Executive Member is elected, in general membership elections for the administration, from the ranks of either the immediate past president of the organization or other IAGP past presidents or from other similarly experienced and highly trusted members of the association, who have successfully served in official roles of the organization. The Senior Executive Member has full voting rights in the Board and the EMG and will have some specific independent responsibilities as designated by the Executive Management Group or the Board.

D. The Young Professionals’ Member of the Board, and its EMG, is also the Chairperson of the Young Professionals’ Section of the organization, elected as such by the membership of IAGP in general membership elections for the administration. The Young Professionals’ Member has full voting rights and may have some specified responsibilities within the EMG as designated by the Board or its EMG.

E. The Secretary shall maintain the records of the association and be responsible for the framework of communications and its maintenance, including maintaining the online archives, among them the special archive containing Policies and Procedures Manual as specified in ARTICLE XIII - and shall perform such other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors and its EMG.

F. The Treasurer shall have custody of IAGP funds and shall maintain full and adequate records of all transactions with records available for inspection as required by EMG members, directors and other inspectors and auditors and also for inspection in accordance with its Non-profit Status under the Swiss Civil Code.

  1. The Treasurer shall manage IAGP funds in such banks as chosen by the Board of Directors.

  2. By resolution, the Board shall determine additional signatories and other conditions for disbursements of IAGP monies.

  3. The Treasurer may be required to give bond for faithful discharge of duties in such amount and with such securities as the Board of Directors may require and present, as specified in Article VI, mom. 1, at the regular General Assembly meetings, a report containing accounts approved by one Auditor.

  4. The Treasurer, assisted by the Finance Committee, as specified in Article XI, shall also initiate the EMG and the Board, commissioning a book keeper to keep the books, an Accountant and Audit in agreement with demands in Swiss Civil Code Article 69 b.

G. Conditions for election and for re-election. The candidates for election to an Official Leading Post and to membership of the Board, shall represent, as much as possible, the diversity of the IAGP membership as-a-whole. It is highly desirable that more than one candidate for each individual post shall be available in general elections of the administration.

  1. Any individual member of IAGP is eligible for election to the Board.

  2. Each term of office shall be for three years with maximum uninterrupted tenure of two terms in succession that is for six years.

  3. After the maximum tenure of six years a Board member is not eligible to be elected for a new term as Board member again until a three-year interval has elapsed.

  4. After serving three years, any Board member and EMG member can be elected immediately for a post on the EMG or, conversely, a member of the EMG can immediately stand for general membership of the Board.

H. The Nominations Committee is, in the first instance, responsible for, gathering a list of vacancies for the next election, and further for collecting nominations and selecting appropriate persons, for preparing candidate lists for general elections of the IAGP administration and reporting these lists to the Board for further handling (see more below in Article XI, Committees!)
 


 
Bullet ARTICLE VIII- MEETINGS & DECISION MAKING

A. Meetings in the Executive Management Group, the Board of Directors, the Committees and the Sections as well as General Assembly meetings and elections, are organized primarily as face-to-face meetings. This is the preferred form of meeting, when possible, being the more established format.

B. A face-to-face meeting may, in addition, have virtual participation from a minority of members with voting privileges, provided sufficient, professionally valid, technical arrangements can be made. Proxy voting by absent members with full voting rights may also be used.

C. Decisions can also be made during virtual meetings, using dependable electronic and computer-aided technologies. Virtually aided decisions can, when carefully selected and prepared, be a good enough alternative to postponing pending decisions for too long

D. The aforementioned decision alternatives may be used in one way or another, provided that all applicable following measures are fulfilled:

  1. The frames and techniques used, strictly and carefully follow written instructions from the Governance and Bylaws Committee, appointed by the Board. These instructions are to be found as mandatory addenda to the Bylaws and are continuously amended and updated.

  2. All decisions are made in accordance with this Constitution and Bylaws and the Policies and Procedures Manual as stated in ARTICLE XIII - APPLICATION DIRECTIVES.

  3. Any decision is carefully written up in minutes and the minutes found correct by the Chairperson and the deciding assembly.

  4. Any decision arrived at through virtual means, is ratified, when and if so demanding, at the earliest available, following, face-to-face meeting.

  5. Any assembly using internet-aided decision-making also has regularly occurring face-to-face meetings, where a quorum of assembly members is present.

E. Decisions according to this Article presupposes that a necessary quorum for valid decision making is maintained – quorum in the meaning of amount of participating voters compared to the total amount of members with voting rights:

  1. In a General Assembly meeting of no less than 20% of the individual and/or organizational members with the right to vote.

  2. In a Board of Director’s meeting of no less than 33% of its membership with privilege of vote,

  3. In the Executive, in Section and Committee meetings of no less than 50 % of the voting membership of the assembly in question. In the EMG the quorum thus is 3 voters.

F. Decisions according to this Article are valid provided that written necessary information, needed for proper conduct of a decision, is sent out through the appropriate channels:

  1. Minimum four weeks before General Assemblies and before decision-making and elections involving the general membership,

  2. Minimum two weeks before Board of Directors meetings or decision making,

  3. Minimum one week before decisions in other decision making instances.

G. Each individual member has the right to vote in IAGP decisions and assemblies, provided that they have fully paid their dues. The designated representative of an affiliated organization also has voting rights provided that the organizational membership fees have been fully paid. It is the responsibility of the EMG to maintain the prescription of these voting rights.


 
Bullet ARTICLE IX - DUTY OF INFORMATION
Active democratic participation in the organization pre-supposes free access to relevant information about facts and developments within, and between, different parts and holders of different posts of the IAGP. In this way every member has a principal Duty of Information, applied throughout the organization concerning matters of general importance to the membership as a whole.

Confidentiality shall only be applied in the following circumstances:

A. Facts and information about on-going, sensitive negotiations or planning work. After due conclusion the duty to inform others in the organization returns again. This point concerns economic, scientific, ethical and a variety of other material to be specified, in the last instance, by the Board of Directors and/or the General Assembly.

B. Facts and information about personal circumstances which have to be confidential in order to protect individual integrity. This applies, among other similar examples, to interviews performed by the Nominating Committee prior to making decisions for official lists of candidates.

C. Confidentiality will also cover sensitive information regarding cases of complaints about maltreatment and malpractice brought to the knowledge of the Ethics Committee and the Board, during processing the material, before official recommendations for action are made.

D. Facts and information obtained in confidence in experiential endeavours – e.g. small and large groups, workshops - during training, conferences and seminars arranged by, or sponsored by, the IAGP in accordance with the Policies and Procedures Manual.
 


 
Bullet ARTICLE X - RISK OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST DURING DECISION-MAKING
Notwithstanding demands in the Swiss Civil Code Article 68 section 1, that states that “Each member is by law excluded from voting on any resolution concerning a transaction or dispute between him or her, his or her spouse or lineal relative on the one hand and the association on the other” the following shall also be taken into account:

If a member of a decision making assembly of the IAGP can be expected to have a greater than negligible personal gain from a decision about a specific issue – or if a close relative or beloved one, or close friend, can gain similarly – then that member shall not take any active participation in negotiations or voting about that issue. The same restriction shall be applied to anybody chairing the meeting when working with such an issue or writing the official protocol for it.

The possibility of a conflict of interest shall be considered in all IAGP decision making throughout, if necessary also leading to legal consultation before taking part in debates and decision-making. It is everybody’s personal responsibility to keep this in mind, especially for those chairing decision meetings.

The restriction does not concern election campaigning for one’s own candidacy for posts in the organization’s administration, nor does it concern voting by ballot for one’s own candidacy in its elections.


 
Bullet ARTICLE  XI - COMMITTEES
Appointments are made by the Board of Directors after proposals from the President and the Executive Management Group, unless otherwise specified. All Chairpersons, except those in an Ad-hoc Committee, are members of the Board of Directors with full voting rights, one vote for each committee or section, in case co-chairperson leadership is applied.

If vacancies occur between meetings of the Board, they will be filled, upon suggestions from the President, by appointment by the EMG, informing the Board within four weeks. If vacancies among the Chairpersons of the Nominating Committee, the Government and Bylaws Committee or the Ethics and Professional Conducts Committee occur between GA meetings, they will be filled for the rest of the mandate period upon suggestions from the EMG, by appointment from the Board, reported to the GA membership within four weeks.
 

A. NOMINATING COMMITTEE, NC
The NC will, from information they have got about vacancies to be filled in the next election,
  1. Prepare a list of candidates for the Official Leading Posts and Directors.

  2. To the extent possible, seek out a wide array of nominations representative of countries, regions, cultures and specialties of group psychotherapy and group process frames of reference and,

  3. In a balanced list, be striving to find more than one candidate for each Official Post and,

  4. Hand this list to the outgoing Board of Directors for their review and approval by majority vote.

  5. The list of candidates will, upon approval, be presented by the Board, to the membership in a minimum of four weeks before the election.

The NC chairperson is elected by the Board of Directors. The elected Chairperson, in consultation with the EMG, selects four more committee members, two from the membership and two from the Board of Directors to form the NC. All members of the Nominating Committee shall be experienced members of the Association, since three years or more, also having good and rich knowledge of the membership of IAGP.
 

B. CONGRESS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, COC
This committee consists of the EMG plus five more members from the country where the next IAGP International congress is to be held. Presiding officials for the Pre-congress and Congress will also be members of the COC. The COC will be responsible for choosing responsible leadership, negotiating overall conditions for the endeavor with special regard to national law and other relevant conditions, and convey relevant authority for the congress leadership in order to support them to establish a Local Organizing Committee, Scientific Program Committee and other needed structures, which will all be cooperating closely with the IAGP COC committee.
 
C. SITE SELECTION COMMITTEE, SSC.
The Committee has a main task of finding a site for the next International IAGP congress with the best conditions for serving the varied interests and frames of reference among the IAGP membership and in accordance with its overriding aims. The Vice President is the chairperson of the committee. The Vice President shall appoint other members of this committee with the consent of the EMG.
 
D. MEMBERSHIP AND RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE, MC.
The committee shall submit to the Board of Directors any measures facilitating the development of the membership and implement them after approval. It shall review both individual and organizational membership applications and submit them to the Board for approval. The chairperson will be appointed by the Board. The chairperson will select committee members from the Sections, from Affiliate Organizations and the individual membership, the number to be at the discretion of the chairperson, and the committee, as much as possible, representative of the membership composition.
 
E. GOVERNANCE AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
The GBLC committee will have as its main task the study and the review of the actual ongoing application of the current bylaws, to formulate and review binding procedures and guidance rules regarding decision making, voting and other effects of the Bylaws - on the background of ongoing dynamics and other developmental processes in the Association.

The Committee has a Chairperson, who is elected by the Board of Directors, upon suggestions by the NC. The GBLC committee shall have four more members, two from the Board of directors, and two from the general membership, promoted by the GBLC chairperson, after consultations with the Board.
The GBLC chairperson, or a member of the committee, may also act as Parliamentarian, supervising rules of order of discussion and voting at Board meetings upon the call of the President or the presiding Board member.
 
F. FINANCE COMMITTEE, FC.
The Finance Committee is responsible for assisting the Treasurer and the EMG with managing the finances of IAGP in accordance with the goals of the organization and in accordance with its non-profit status under the Swiss Civil Code.
  1. The Finance Committee is to help develop and monitor the budget established by the Treasurer and the Executive and approved by the Board.

  1. It should also assist the Treasurer, the Board and the EMG with making decisions about investment and other matters to do with the financial concerns of the organization.

  1. The Finance Committee shall also assist the Treasurer, initiating, and the EMG and the Board, deciding on appointing the Auditor, an Accountant and a book-keeper to ensure that the organization maintains financial policies and recordings in accordance with its goals, non-profit status and Swiss Civil Code. This is also further specified in the Policies and Procedures Manual according to Article XIII.

In order to ensure continuity the Finance Committee shall consist of a minimum of two members, preferably, but not limited to, a former Treasurer and a former Finance Committee member. Members should be able to show an ability to engage with issues of managing the finances of the IAGP.
 

G. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE, EthC.
The task of the Ethics Committee is to promote the development of and respect for ethical behavior in IAGP endeavors and government. More precisely:
  1. To consider complaints and ethical issues brought to its attention;

  2. To recommend statements and other actions for the EMG.

  3. To be led in its making recommendations by the mandate stated in the IAGP Ethical Guidelines and Professional Practices for Group Psychotherapy.

  4. To submit to the approval of the Board of Directors and to the vote of the membership changes in the Guidelines in order to keep them up-to-date with current thinking in the professional communities.

  5. To develop and keep updated, as a separate document, Ethical guidelines for Organizational and group Process Consultations.

  6. The EthC reports on its general, overall work to the General Assembly, but makes recommendations, in specific cases or issues, to the Board of Directors.

  7. In its reports the Ethics Committee shall apply what is stated before in Article IX with regard to Duty of Information and of exceptions for confidentiality.

The Committee shall have one Chairperson plus two more ordinary members, all three elected by the General Assembly in ordinary elections for IAGP administration. All three shall be highly experienced professionals, members of IAGP since more than three years. In actual, specific, cases of complaints the EthC can co-opt more members with special competence – be they legal, methodological or cultural etcetera - relating to needs arising from the case being worked with.
 

H. THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE, EDUC C.
IAGP sponsors projects and workshops in countries or areas where educational facilities and training in group processes and concepts are underprovided or lacking.
The Education Committee is an umbrella committee that insures consistent standards for workshops and projects offered by IAGP co-operation with the local group and the IAGP Section, Task Force or Committee. It is responsible for coordinating and developing curricula and appointing the staff team for each project run by or sponsored by IAGP. It has a Chairperson elected by the Board of Directors on proposals by the EMG. The Chairperson, in cooperation with the EMG and the Board of Directors selects further members of the Committee to work with him/her.
 
I. THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE, FC.
The Fellowship Committee will make decisions about recommendations to the Executive Management Group in order for them to appoint Distinguished Fellows and Fellows of IAGP. The Fellowship Committee has a Chairperson or Co-chairpersons, elected by the Board of Directors and further committee members according to the discretion of the leadership of the committee.
 
J. CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATES (CAOA)
The CAOA will consist of all presidents or other official representatives of the said, and duly paid-up, organizations. It will convene at each International IAGP congress or more frequently if desired. The chairperson of the Assembly will be a member of the Board of Directors, elected to the Chair role of CAOA by the general IAGP membership in GA election. The President of IAGP has a standing invitation to take part in meetings of the CAOA.
 
K. AD HOC COMMITTEE
Can be appointed for certain, specified purposes by the EMG, informing the Board within four weeks.
 

 
Bullet ARTICLE XII - SECTIONS
A.
The Board may, at its discretion establish temporary or continuing Sections based on specialized interest. Action to create a Section may be initiated by an application to the Board from twenty-five (25) paid-up members who subscribe to the following principles and conditions:
  1. Any proposal for a new Section should submit evidence that it would significantly increase the membership of IAGP

  2. In full conformity with the IAGP Constitution and Bylaws, Sections must adopt an identical set of Operating Regulations and elect/select a Coordinating Committee. The Chairperson of every Section will be a Board member with voting rights, elected as such by the whole IAGP membership. Other Board members, including EMG members, can certainly be Section members but preferably should not serve on the Section’s Coordinating Committee.

  3. Each Section will be open to all paid-up individual IAGP members without imposition of special requirements or training qualifications. There will be only one class of Section membership. Affiliated organizations cannot as such be considered members of a Section.

  4. The Section Coordinating Committee will submit to the Board an annual report of membership, budget and activities. Sections will not create publications or virtual contact lists that incur any cost to IAGP without agreement from the Board.

  5. The viability of each Section is reconsidered by the Board of Directors every three (3) years.

B. The present – in 2016 – sections are:

  • Family Therapy Section

  • Analytic Group Section (Formerly Group Analytic Section)

  • Organizational Consultancy Section

  • Psychodrama Section

  • Young Professionals’ Section

  • Transcultural Section

C. At present – in 2016 – IAGP also has several Task Forces, as listed below. The Chair of each Task Force may be a Board member, but is not required to be.

  1. Task force for Trauma/Disaster Management.

  2. Five Regional Task Forces for development in:

  • Africa

  • Oceania/Asia

  • Russia

  • Latin America

  • Non-Latin American Spanish-speaking areas.

D. These lists will be kept updated by the EMG in dialogue with the Board of Directors.


 
Bullet ARTICLE  XIII - APPLICATION DIRECTIVES
In order to support and carry into real effect the IAGP Constitution and Bylaws, the Board of Directors has the responsibility to decide any accompanying directives and their application, when, and if, needed. These shall be kept together in a separate archive, entitled Policies and Procedures Manual.
  1. Items included in the Policies and Procedures Manual are mandatory and binding for activities and decisions, secondary and in consequence with Articles of the Constitution and Bylaws.

  2. The Policies and Procedures Manual constitutes the First Addition to the Articles of the Bylaws, and shall be open and accessible to anyone interested in the same manner as the actual Bylaws.

  3. Each item of this Manual shall include statements about which Bylaw article or articles it refers to and the time span for which it is valid.

  4. Proposals for Policies and Procedures can be prepared and formulated either by members of the Executive Management Group, and/or by members of the Government and Bylaws Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Ethics Committee, and shall be agreed by the Board of Directors.

  5. The Secretary is responsible for ongoing handling the Archives of this Manual.

  6. The Policies and Procedures Manual shall be revised and amended as necessary, concerning its contents and actuality, at the end of each administrative period so lessons learned can be applied. It should then be reviewed at the onset of each new administration upon the initiative of the Secretary and the Executive.


 
Bullet ARTICLE  XIV - AMENDMENTS
The Constitution and bylaws may be amended at any general assembly meeting, and decision according to Article VIII, provided that proper notice of the meeting has been sent out, and that the proposed amendments have been circulated to the membership more than four weeks before the decision, and that other requirements in Article VIII have been fulfilled.
 
Bullet ARTICLE XIII - LIQUIDATION
In the case of liquidation of the IAGP, the remaining assets will be transferred to a tax- exempt charitable organization with similar goals.
 
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The text of the Proposals for Revised IAGP Bylaws 2016 has the following history:

Revision of the Current IAGP Bylaws, dated 2006, has been made, on given mandate by the IAGP General Assembly, between November 2015 and June 2016 by the Commission for Bylaws Remission , having had Galabina Tarashoeva and Göran Ahlin as Co-chairs, Einar Gudmundsson, Frances Bonds White and Pablo Castanho as members.

The Revision has been done in close co-operation with the Governance and Bylaws Committee, Chairperson Marianne Wiktorin, and with the Executive Committee, President Kate Bradshaw Tauvon and Teresa von Sommaruga Howard and Catherine Mela as members.

The proposals above in this text have been legally assessed regarding its compatibility with Swiss Civil Code in a Memorandum 2016-06-02 by Advocate, Public Notary, Oscar Battegay, Battegay Dürr and Wagner Law Firm of Basel Switzerland.

The English version has been translated to Spanish by Maite Pi Ordónez and Crristina Martinez-Taboada Kutz.

The revision text and its proposals have been, article by article, scrutinized, amended and, finally, unanimously accepted by the Board of Directors in ordinary Board meeting in Granada, Spain between 25th and 27th of June 2016, recommending it to the voting membership of IAGP for final, approving, decision. The Board meeting was chaired by IAGP President Kate Bradshaw Tauvon and its Secretary was Catherine Mela.


 
Bullet FURTHER INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS
Queries and comments about the above Constitution and By-Laws should be sent to
officeatiagpdotcom.
 


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