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19.02.2005
 
The Constitution of the IAP. Article 4. Organizational Membership
 
4.1.    The following organizations shall be eligible for organizational membership:
 
a)       an association of prosecutors organized on a country or a jurisdictional basis;
b)       a prosecution service organized on a country or a jurisdictional basis.
c)       an organisation, agency or foundation established for the promotion of crime prevention measures
 
4.2.    An application for organizational membership by an association of prosecutors may be granted if, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, the association is representative of a substantial number of prosecutors in a country or jurisdiction. Two or more associations of prosecutors may combine for the purpose of applying for organizational membership and may for the purposes of this Article be treated as constituting a single organization.

 

4.3.    An application for organizational membership by a prosecution service may be granted if in the opinion of the Executive Committee the service is the principal or only prosecution agency of a country or jurisdictional area.  
 
4.4.    An application for organizational membership by an organisation which in the opinion of the Executive Committee conforms to the description in paragraph 1 (c) of this Article and objects of the Constitution may be granted.  
 
4.5.    Admission to organizational membership shall be made by the Executive Committee.  
 
4.6.    The application shall be in writing addressed to the Secretary General and shall contain sufficient information to determine the qualification for membership of the applicant.
 
4.7.    The applicant shall upon request supply to the Secretary General such further information as may in his opinion, or in opinion of the Executive Committee be necessary for the purposes of this Article or Article 7. 
 
4.8.    In spite of afore-mentioned provisions of this Article, an application for organizational may be refused if in the opinion of the Executive Committee, the admission to membership of the applicant would be inconsistent with or otherwise detrimental to the achievement of the objects of the Association. In this case, the grounds of reasons for refuse shall be given to an applicant. 
 
4.9.    If there are two or more associations of prosecutors in the country, except the Associations of prosecutors, which are under jurisdiction of regions within the territory of that country, in opinion of the Executive Committee, and each representative from the integral number of prosecutors in that country applies for membership of the organization, then the Executive Committee may ask any or all of them to unite according to paragraph 2. In case of any refuse in regard to such association the Executive Committee may choose an association or combination of associations, which according to its opinion are the most representative associations of prosecutors in the country, and grant it the membership in the organization, or may refuse to execute the request of any association, which has refused to carry out the requirement.
 
4.10. If two or more associations of public prosecutors exist in the area being under the jurisdiction, in opinion of the Executive Committee, and each representative of the existent number of public prosecutors in that area of jurisdiction requests to join the membership of the organization, then the Executive Committee may ask any or all of them to unite according to paragraph 2. In case of any refuse in regard to such union the Executive Committee may choose an association or combination of associations, which according to its opinion are the most representative associations of public prosecutors in the country, and grant the membership in the organization, or may refuse to execute the request of any association, which refused to fulfil the requirement.
 
4.11. In spite of afore-mentioned provisions of this Article, the Executive Committee may assume two or more associations of public prosecutors in the country or in the area being under jurisdiction to individual entering into membership, upon the agreement that they have no competitive requirements for presentation of public prosecutors in the country in general, or in the area being under jurisdiction, and may assume individual membership in organization for two or more public prosecutor's services of the country or in the area being under jurisdiction, upon the agreement, that such Services perform separate and different functions on the questions of prosecution in the country or in the area being under jurisdiction. 
 
4.12. In spite of the provisions of paragraphs 1 (b) and 3, the public prosecutor's service of the part of the country or the part of the area being under jurisdiction may apply for membership in the organization, and the Executive Committee may, at his own convenience, satisfy such request or ask a declarant to enter one or more public prosecutor's services in the country or the area being under jurisdiction with the purpose of their admission to membership of organization. In case of refuse, on any reason, to realize such entering for the purpose of uniting, the Executive Committee may review the request and may, at his own convenience, grant request or refuse it. While making its choice, the Executive Committee shall take into account the amount of actual and potential members in the country or in the area being under the jurisdiction.
 

4.13. An appeal against a decision of the Executive Committee under this Article may be made to the Conflict Committee by lodging a notice of appeal to the Secretary General, setting out the grounds on which it is based.

 

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