NCLAFI Rules of governance

Rules of the National Committee on Legal Financial and Administrative Issues

 


SUMMARY

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ESTABLISHMENT

The National Scientific Committee on Legal Financial and Administrative Issues (to be known as NCLAFI but for the purpose of clarity within these Rules hereinafter called the Committee) was founded by ICOMOS Ireland at its meeting on the 12th day of June 2012.

 


OBJECTIVE

The objective of the Committee is to promote, consistent with the aims of ICOMOS, international cooperation in the identification, study and solution of legal, administrative and financial issues in connection with the protection, maintenance and conservation of monuments, groups of buildings and sites.

 


ACTIVITIES

The activities of the Committee are regulated by the Statutes of ICOMOS International, and the Memorandum and Articles of Association of ICOMOS Ireland. The activities of the Committee are also informed by the Charters, Principles and Documents of ICOMOS;

To accomplish its objective the activities shall be conducted in accordance with a Programme of Work and shall include in particular but not be limited to:

  • collaboration with ICOMOS International, with ICLAFI, and with any other bodies, government agencies or institutions whose work and mission is aligned to the objective of the Committee;
  • provision of a platform for dialogue and cooperation between professionals, experts, academics and students of cultural heritage through meetings, conferences, workshops lectures and other appropriate activities to further the objectives of the Committee;
  • acting as a combining link between the scientific work performed at the national level and the scientific work performed at the international level;
  • provision of expert advice to ICOMOS Ireland and International ICOMOS on Legal Financial and Administrative matters;
  • reporting to the NC of ICOMOS Ireland;
  • and any other objectives as determined in each annual programme of work of the Committee.

 


MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all ICOMOS Ireland members who should indicate their interest to the Committee of the NCLAFI.
Their application will be processed at the next available opportunity.
The Committee shall establish a membership roll.

Criteria for participation: Any member who fails to participate in the activities of the Committee for a period of three years will be removed from the membership roll.

 


ADMINISTRATION

The Committee takes its decisions by majority vote of the members present at its meetings.

Meetings of the committee shall be held not less than twice annually.
Out of the members, the Committee shall elect a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary.

The elected members are responsible for the preparation of the Committee's meetings, the implementation of the Committee's decisions, the preparation of the election process and the preparation and submission of the Annual Report.

The Committee shall adopt and submit a Programme of Work in accordance with the requirements of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS Ireland.

The Committee shall compile and submit an Annual Report in accordance with the requirements of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS Ireland.

 


FINANCING

The members of the Committee themselves fund their own participation in the activities of the Committee.

Any special activities or events organised by the Committee shall be financed by funds allocated by ICOMOS Ireland from its annual budget, and application shall be made to the executive of ICOMOS Ireland for any funding request.

Funds may be obtained by the Committee on its own initiative, on behalf of ICOMOS Ireland, from International and National organisations and by funds from any other source provided by way of gift, bequest, donation or sponsorship towards the achievement of the objectives of the Committee.

 


MISCELLANEOUS

The Committee shall be bound by the principles of Irish law.
These Rules may only be changed by a 2/3 majority vote of the members of the Committee

Nothing in these rules shall be interpreted in a way which is inconsistent with the realisation of the objective of the Committee.

Any interpretation of these rules should be made in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association of ICOMOS Ireland.

Any disputes over the interpretation of these rules shall be arbitrated by the Executive Committee of ICOMOS Ireland.

The rules enter into force with the approval of the National Committee of ICOMOS Ireland.

 

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