General guidance concerning the foundation of national groups, regional groups and intergroups and their activities

The Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (hereinafter the “AAA” or the “Association”) encourages the creation of national groups, regional groups or professional intergroups of the Association, for the promotion and awareness of The Hague Academy of International Law in different countries, regions or relevant professions.  National groups, regional groups and professional intergroups are also channels via which The Hague Academy of International Law students and AAA members in their home countries can establish and maintain long-term relationships.

Article I

General rules concerning the foundation of national groups, regional groups and professional intergroups

a) Attendees and Alumni of the same nationality may form permanent national groups.

b) Attendees and Alumni of different nationalities may form permanent regional groups which aim at facilitating the cooperation between their respective national groups.

c) Attendees and Alumni whose professions cover the same field of interest may also form professional intergroups.

d) National groups, regional groups or professional intergroups shall be an integral part of the Association only if they have been recognized by the Board of the Association according to the provisions of article II.

Article II

Recognition of national groups, regional groups and professional intergroups by the Association

1) The Board of the Association may recognize a national group, regional group or professional intergroup if its Constitution is in accordance with that of the Association and with the aims pursued by The Hague Academy of International Law.

2) The Association recognizes the full autonomy of national groups, regional groups or professional intergroups as far as their internal activities are concerned.

3) Prior to the ordinary meeting of the General Assembly each of these groups shall  submit to the Board a written annual report.

4) The Board may revoke the recognition of national groups, regional groups or professional intergroups if the conditions established in Article II, paragraph 1, are no longer fulfilled.

5) The decision of recognition or revocation of a national group, regional group or professional intergroup shall state its grounds.

Article III

Rules concerning the activities of national groups, regional groups and professional intergroups

1) A national group, regional group or professional intergroup may organize activities in the field of international law, provided that:

a) Those activities are carried out in the spirit of international understanding.

b) Those activities are in accordance with the object and purpose of the AAA.

c) Those activities are organized in the field of Public and/or Private International Law.

2) The AAA encourages and may help national groups, regional groups and professional intergroups in the organization of their respective activities (by for example helping them with speakers and information).

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