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19.02.2005
 
The Constitution of the IAP. Article 1. Interpretation
 

1.1 In this Constitution the following words shall have such meanings, except the words which in the context need another meaning:

  
"Annual Conference"
 
Means the Conference referred to Article15.1;
"Association"
 
Means the International Association of Prosecutors;
"Bureau"
 
Means the Bureau of the Association referred to in Article 13.7;
"Calendar Year"
 
Means a year commencing on the first day of the month of January;
"Conference"
 
Means any Conference held pursuant to Article 15;
"Conference Committee "
 
Means the Committee referred to Article10.2.j.;
"Conflict Committee"
 
Means the Conflict Committee referred to in Article 17;
"Constitution"
 
Means this Constitution of the International Association of Prosecutors;
"Country"
 
Means a territory or combination of territories delineated by internationally recognised boundaries within which a community is permanently established for a political end independently of external control and which usually constitutes a nation, or which, while lacking one or more, but not all, of the characteristics specified above is governed under one system of law by one supreme authority or which is by reason of its history and tradition generally regarded as a separate country;
"Executive Committee"
 
Means the Executive Committee of the Association referred to in Article 10;
"General Counsel"
 
Means the General Counsel of the Association referred to in Article 13A;
"General Meeting"
 
Means the General Meeting of the Association referred to in Article 14;
"Honorary Member"
 
Means a member elected pursuant to Article 6;
"Individual Member"
 
Means a member who has been admitted in capacity of an individual member pursuant to Article 5;
"Jurisdictional area"
 
Means an area within a country having a system of criminal law and jurisdiction which is separate from another area or areas within that country or in which by reason of its being a state, province or territory in a federation is operated a system of criminal jurisdiction which is separate from that operated in another area within that country;
"Member"
 
Means an organizational or an individual or an honorary member of the Association;
"Officer of the Association"
 
Means the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary General or the General Counsel;
"Organ of the Association "
 
Means the General Meeting, the Executive Committee, the Senate, the Conflict Committee or a Conference Committee established pursuant to Article 14.2.i;
"Organizational Member"
 
Means a member which is admitted in the capacity of an organizational member pursuant to Article 4;
"President"
 
Means the President of the Association referred to in Article 1;
"Prosecutor"
 
Means any lawyer who is or has been appointed by or on behalf of the state or other public authority to prosecute criminal offences or who is or has been elected for that purpose and includes lawyers who have regularly been retained by a prosecutor so appointed or elected to conduct or assist in the conduct of criminal prosecutions and also includes examining magistrates;
"Secretary General"
 
Means the Secretary General of the Association referred to in Article 13;
"Senate"
 
Means the Senate of the Association constituted pursuant to Article 10A;
"Telecommunication"
 
Means communication via telephone, telefax, E-mail or other electronic means and includes communication by post;
"Treasury"
 
Means the Treasury of the Association referred to in Article 13.9;
"Vice-President"
 
Means Vice-President of the Association referred to in Article 12.
 
1.2.         In this Constitution the word "he" means also "she", and therefore cognate words. _terms
 

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