8.1. A member may resign at any time by giving notice in writing to the Secretary General. Resignation shall not discharge a member from liability for the payment of annual dues which had become payable prior to the date of resignation.
8.2. The Executive Committee may recommend to the General Meeting that membership be suspended or that a member be expelled if it is considered that he or it has been guilty of dishonourable conduct or that continuation of his or its active participation in the activities of the Association or of his or its membership is detrimental to the Association.
8.3. The Executive Committee may suspend the membership of or expel an organizational member, who is two years in arrears in payment of annual dues and may reinstate the member to full membership on payment of the arrears.
8.4. The Secretary General may suspend the membership of or expel an individual member, who is two years in arrears in payment of annual dues and may reinstate the member to full membership on payment of the arrears.
8.5. Before the Executive Committee gives recommendation in accordance with paragraph 2, it shall inform the member about its preliminary decision to act in this manner, and about reason, thus giving possibility for a member to prepare a document in writing for a transmission, and it may, if it considers necessary or desirable, act in this manner, enable a member to prepare a serve in oral to the Executive Committee or not less than three of its members, appointed by the Committee.
8.6. The Secretary General shall promptly notify the member concerned of any recommendation, suspension or expulsion under paragraphs 2, 3 or 4 of this Article.