The Statute
of Zagros Human Rights Center

29 Décembre 2013

Name and registered
Article 1
Zagros Human Rights Center is a non-profit association governed by the present statutes and, secondarily, by Articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational.
Article 2:
The Organization's headquarters are located in the State of Geneva.
Its duration is unlimited.
Article 3
The association pursue the following aim(s):
- Promoting human rights,
- Promoting social development,
- Promote gender equality,        
- Promote the rights of children,
- Promote the rights of indigenous peoples, ethnic and national minorities,
- Fight for the abolition of capital punishment,
- Promote the protection of nature and the environment.
Article 4
The association's resources come from:
- Donations and legacies
- Sponsorship
- Private and public subsidies
- Membership fees
- Any other resources authorized by the law.
The funds shall be used in conformity with the association's aims.
Article 5:
Any individuals or organizations may request to join, if they have proved their attachment to the aims of the Association, set out in Article 3 of the Statute.
Article 6:
The Association comprises :
Founding members[1]
Active members[2]
Inactive members[3]
Honorary members[4]
Members of law [5]
Article 7
Requests to become a member must be addressed to the Committee. The Committee admits new members and informs the General Assembly accordingly.
Article 8
Membership ceases:
- At the end of the term provided.
- By written resignation notified to the Committee at least six months before the end of the financial year. In all cases, the membership fee for the current year remains due. Members who have resigned or who are excluded have no rights to any part of the Association’s assets.
- By exclusion ordered by the Committee, for just cause, with a right of appeal to the General Assembly. Appeals must be lodged within 30 days of the Committee’s decision being notified;
- For non-payment of dues for more than one year.
Article 9
The Association's organs are:
a) The General Assembly,
b) The Executive Committee,
c) The Auditor.
General Assembly
Article 10
The General Assembly is the Association's supreme authority. It is composed of all the members. 
It shall hold an Ordinary Meeting once each year. It may also meet in extraordinary session whenever necessary, by decision of the Committee or at the request of one-thirds of the members of Association, or a serious situation.
The General Assembly shall be considered valid regardless of two thirds of the active members at the first meeting. If the quorum is not reached, a second meeting shall be convened at 10 days interval and may be held valid whatever the number of members present.
The Committee shall notify the Member in writing of the date of the General Assembly at least 6 weeks in advance. The notification, including the proposed agenda, shall be sent to each member at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting.
Article 11
The competences of the General Assembly are as follows:
- shall approve the admission and expulsion of members,
- Approve the reports, adopt the accounts, and approve the annual budget and votes on their adoption,
- On any amendment to the bylaws;
- Take a position on other projects brought to the agenda,
- Membership fees for individual and collective members,
- Appoints the members of the Committee and elects, at a minimum, the President, Two vice-presidents, the Secretary, the Treasurer and the auditors of the accounts,  
- Decides on the dissolution of the association.
Article 12
The General Assembly is chaired by the President of the Association or one of its vice-presidents of his absence.
Article 13
- Decisions of the General Assembly shall be taken by a simple majority vote of the members present.
- In case of deadlock, the President shall have the casting vote
- Decisions concerning the amendment of the Statutes and the dissolution of the Association must be approved by a two-third majority of the members present.
Article 14
Votes are by a show of hands. If requested by at least three members, they take place by secret ballot. There is no voting by proxy.
Article 15
The agenda of the ordinary annual session of the general assembly must include:
- Approval of the record of the previous General Assembly;
- The Committee’s annual report on activities;
- Report of the treasurer and of the auditor
- Setting of membership fees and approval of the budget
- Approval of reports and accounts;
- Election of Committee members and auditor of the accounts;
- Individual proposals.
Article 16
The Committee directs the Association and shall take all appropriate measures to achieve the objectives it has set.

Article 17
The Committee is composed of five members appointed for one year. These are;
- President [6]
- Two Vice-Presidents[7]
- A Secretary [8]
- A Treasurer [9]
Article 18:
The Committee is required to bring to the agenda of the general meeting "ordinary or
extraordinary "any written a member at least 10 days in advance proposal.
The Committee is authorized to perform all acts that relate to the purpose of the Association. It has the most extensive to-day management powers.
Article 19:
- Committee decisions are taken by a simple majority vote of the members present.
- In the event of a tie the Chairman shall be decisive ones.
Article 20:
The Association is bound by the joint signatures of two members of the committee.
Article 21:
The Committee shall:
- Take the necessary measures to achieve the goal,
- To convene the ordinary and extraordinary general meetings,
- Take decisions on admission and resignation of members and their possible exclusion,
- Ensure the implementation of statutes, regulations and prepare to administer property of the Association.
Article 22:
The Committee keeps the accounts of the Association are subject to each year two
Auditors elected by the General Assembly, which will report to the Assembly
Article 23:
The Committee may appoint any person to the Association or external to it a mandate limited in time. It has and, if necessary, dismisses employees and employees Association volunteers.
Paid employees of the Association may serve on the committee with a voice advisory.
Article 24:
Committee members act voluntarily, are not entitled to compensation their actual costs, and travel expenses. Possible attendance is may exceed those paid for official commissions. For activities that exceed the usual framework of the function, each committee member may receive compensation appropriate.
Various provisions
Article 25:
The financial year shall begin on 1st of January and end on 31st of December of each year.
Article 26:
The auditors shall audit the financial management of the Association and present a
report to the General Assembly. It consists of two auditors and one alternate member
or not a member of the Association.
Article 27:
In the case of the association being dissolved, the liquidation is carried out by the Committee. Earnings potential will be awarded to an organization intending to achieve similar goals to that of Association and benefiting from tax exemption. In any case, the property will not be able returned to the founders or members or be used to their advantage in whole or part, in any manner whatsoever.
Article 28:
A procedure may be established by the Committee. The Rules are intended to establish
various elements not covered by the statutes including those relating to the operation and
the internal administration of the association.
Moreover, the rules are Articles 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code.
This present Statutes have been approved by the Constituent General Assembly of 29/12/2012.
For the Association;
                                 President                                                Vice President


[1] The founding members and officers take the general direction of the association.
[2] Active members are members who enter the association for a fee. Members active part in the activities and are eligible for benefits and services of the association.
[3] Member "honor" and benefactors are honors without have an effective presence or participation in everyday life.
[4] This category includes persons who most often are called to become members without be subject to the normal accession procedure prescribed in the statutes, but by the will of the founders. Are concerned, the representatives of institutional partners (associations, communities or public institutions).
[5] These are the people who support the activities of the association by paying an annual fee without active participation in our activities.
[6] The role of the President
Animate the association coordinate activities;
Provide public relations, internal and external,
Represent the association of right to justice,
Direct the administration of the association: signing contracts, hiring,
Representation of the association for all acts involving the association against third parties,
make moral annual report to the General Assembly,
In case of resignation of the Vice-Presidents or their impossibility to perform his duties, the President acts as vice-presidents until the next general meeting.
In case of resignation of the secretary or his inability to perform his functions, the President shall as secretary until the next general meeting.
[7] The role of Vice President;
The vice-President is responsible for assisting the President and replace in case of absence absence or resignation thereof or therefrom.
[8] The role of the Treasurer;
The treasurer is responsible for managing the financial assets of the association. It makes payments, collect the amounts owed ​​to the association, cash contributions, and prepare the income statement and balance sheet presented at the Annual General Meeting where he will report on his mission. In case of resignation Treasurer or his inability to perform his duties, the committee vote to choose a (an) treasurer until the next general meeting.
[9] The role of the Secretary
The Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of the association. He is responsible for archives, keep minutes
minutes of meetings, keep prescribed records (change of status and change in composition Board). It can play a key role in internal and external communication association, for example by maintaining files of members, partners, media, suppliers ...


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