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A. Composition of the association and categories of members

The association consists of:

A.1 Individual members

Lawyers who practise their profession in compliance with their national laws and in accordance with the principles set out in Articles 2 and 3 above may become individual members of the UIA.

A.2 Collective members


The following may become collective members of the UIA, provided their officers are freely elected and they support the principles expressed in Article 3 of these Statutes:

- national organisations (bars, law societies or others) to which lawyers are required to belong, as well as those to which lawyers must not necessarily belong but which are broadly representative;

- national organisations composed of individual bars and professional associations.

A.3   Associate individual members

The following legal professionals may become associate individual members of the UIA, provided that their activities are not incompatible with the principles governing the legal profession:

- teachers of law;

- judges;

- legal professionals who are principally engaged in the practice of law and who hold suitable legal qualifications;

- law students.

A.4  Collective associate members

The following may become associate collective members of the UIA:

- international legal associations which are broadly representative;

- national and international associations of legal professionals, also as defined above.

A.5 Honorary members

The General Assembly may, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, confer honorary membership on any persons (individual or judicial), by reason of the interest which they have shown in the UIA and their particular contribution to its growth and influence.

B. Acquisition and loss of membership

B.1 Membership is granted by the Executive Committee following acceptance of a formal application.

B.2 Membership may be lost by resignation, death or expulsion.

B.3 Any member who has not paid the whole of his membership fee by the end of the fiscal year is deemed to have resigned.

B.4 Any expulsion must be decided by the Executive Committee, and be for good cause, where a member has not complied with his obligations under the Statutes or has acted in breach of the UIA’s objects.  The member must first have been asked to provide, orally or in writing, an explanation.

B.5 A refusal to admit to, or a decision to expel from, membership is subject to a right of appeal to the Governing Board.

B.6 The procedures for notifying decisions to refuse membership or of expulsion, and for appeals from such decisions, are set out in the Internal Regulations of the UIA.

B.7 Members who have resigned or been expelled have no right to share in the assets.  The UIA shall be under no obligation to refund any subscriptions already paid.


B. PROCEDURE OF ADMISSION, REFUSAL OF ADMISSION AND EXCLUSION OF MEMBERS

1. Procedures for admission and appeal in case of refusal of admission

C.1.a. Any application for membership received by the Association must be referred by the [Administration/UIA/UIA Centre] to the President of the National Committee or UIA National Representative in the relevant country one month before the date of the next Executive Committee meeting.

C.1.b. If such person does not provide any comments within three weeks from the date the referral was sent by the UIA, consent is presumed to have been granted.

C.1.c. When there is no National Committee President or UIA National Representative in the country concerned, the Executive Committee shall take a decision without prior advice.

C.1.d. The Executive Committee shall decide on the application for membership at its next meeting.

C.1.e.  In the event of a refusal of admission by the Executive Committee, in accordance with Article 7.6 of the Statutes, the Secretary General shall inform the candidate, by registered mail, that he may appeal against the Executive Committee’s decision and has a period of 30 days to lodge any such appeal.


C.1.f. When the Secretary General receives an appeal within the specified time limit, with the agreement of the President of the Association, he shall send the papers for further examination to a Governing Board member of a country other than that of the candidate, specifying a reasonable time limit for providing his written appraisal report.

C.1.g. The appeal shall be placed on the agenda of the Governing Board meeting following the receipt of the appraisal report. A copy of the application file and appraisal report shall be provided to the Governing Board members together with the agenda of the meeting.

C.1.h. The Governing Board's ruling shall be final.


2. Procédures de recours en cas d’exclusion

C.2.a. When the Executive Committee decides, under Article 7.4 of the Statutes, to expel a member, the Secretary General, pursuant to Article 7.6. of the Statutes, shall inform the member concerned, by registered mail, that he may appeal against the Executive Committee’s decision and has 30 days within which to lodge the appeal.

C.2.b. When the Secretary General receives an appeal within the time limit, with the agreement with the President of the Association, he shall send the papers for further examination to a Governing Board member of a country other than that of the member, specifying a reasonable time limit for providing his written appraisal report.

C.2.c. The appeal shall be placed on the agenda of the Governing Board meeting following the receipt of the appraisal report. A copy of the application file and appraisal report shall be addressed to the Governing Board members together with the agenda of the meeting.

C.2.d. The Governing Board’s ruling shall be final.


C. THE DIFFERENT MEMBERSHIP FEE CATEGORIES

Pursuant to Article 20.1 of the Statutes, the Executive Committee shall set the membership fees amounts for the different categories of members.

The membership fees of individual and associate individual members [shall be/are] set each year.

The membership fees for collective and associate collective members [shall be/are] determined according to a scale that the Executive Committee may modify whenever it considers it necessary.

1. Individual and Associate Individual Members

The membership fees set for individual members shall be set according to the place in which they practise (corresponding to the address published in the UIA directory and list of members). Those of associate individual members shall be set according to the place in which they conduct their professional activities or, in the case of students, in which they are carrying out their studies.

The Executive Committee may set a reduced membership fee for members aged less than 35 years and for those conducting their business in an emerging country. Countries included in Categories 3 and 4 of the list prepared by the Executive Committee on the basis of the list of countries by Human Development Index are considered emerging countries.

2. Collective and Associate Collective Members

The membership fees of collective members are set according to the country in which their registered office is located.

  The basic membership fees for a collective member cannot be lower than double the basic membership fees of an individual member from the same country or the same country category.

  The basic membership fees of an associate collective member cannot be lower than the amount of the basic membership fee of an individual member.

3. Membership fees payment

Membership fees must be paid no later than 31 March each year.

For new members, membership fees must be paid before their application for membership is submitted to the Executive Committee.

All membership fees of new members that are paid between January 1st and October 30th shall be valid for the ongoing fiscal year. The membership fees of new members paid in November or December shall be valid for the following fiscal year.

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1. You can visit our website and find out about our services and our latest news without having to provide any personal information.
If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we will treat your data confidentially in accordance with the provisions of the law.

2. The personal data that you provide to us is processed by the International Association of Lawyers (the central services, communication, development and accounting departments; the accounting department only processes contact and accounting data), the registered office of which is located at 20 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France (Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77 - privacy@uianet.org), which is the controller, hereinafter “UIA”.

Your data is processed in accordance with French Law no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on computerized data processing, personal data and civil liberties, and EU Regulation no. 2016/679 on data protection:

• The data that is necessary for the performance of your contract with the UIA is processed for the following purposes:
i. for the purpose of customer management; ii. for the issuance, collection and verification of invoices.
This data is kept for 10 years after the completion of our last contract.

• If necessary, your data is processed to the extent that is necessary in order to manage:
i. your application to become a member of the UIA;
ii. your attempt to be awarded a prize by the UIA;
iii. your application to work for the UIA. If your application is not successful, the data is deleted within 3 months of the end of the selection process.

* In addition, by ticking the relevant box on our website and providing us with your personal data, you give us your express consent to process this data for the following purposes:
i. for the circulation of the UIA's electronic and printed newsletters
ii. for the publication of a directory of the UIA’s members
iii. for the purpose of carrying out informational or promotional operations on the UIA’s services; iv. to carry out market studies;
v. and, with a view to your data be processed for other purposes.

When the processing is based solely on your consent, you may withdraw your consent by making a written request to the UIA at any time, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing performed prior to the withdrawal of this consent. Your data is stored until you inform us that you no longer consent to such storage.

3. Your data will not be transmitted to any recipient other than those specified below and for the following purposes:
- to judicial and administrative authorities, to the persons and other entities to which a right of access to such data is granted by law;
- to the public or private entities for which the disclosure of data is necessary in order to meet the accounting and administrative needs of the UIA, as well as to comply with the obligations imposed by tax law and regulations, such as public agencies and accounting firms;
- to certain third parties, such as travel agencies, with which we cooperate for the organization of our events and activities.
- to certain third parties, such as event sponsors or partners, as part of partnerships and in order to inform you of their services or products, to which you expressly agree and can opt out of at any time
- to the law firm and the bailiff, as necessary, that are instructed to collect our invoices in the event of failure to pay,
- your resume to relevant authorities with a view to enabling you to obtain accreditation as part of vocational training and in order to inform participants,
- to our subcontractors that are responsible for the IT infrastructure, our management program, and the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, to the extent necessary for the performance of their respective assignments,

4. By making a written request (including in electronic format) that is dated, signed, and sent to UIA’s data processing officer with proof of your identity, you can obtain from the UIA a free copy (including in electronic format) of the personal data the concerns you, as well as, where appropriate, the rectification or deletion of data that is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant, or the limitation of processing within 30 days. You also have a right to data portability. After this period of 30 days, you may consider that the application has been rejected.
You can, under Article 40-1 of the above Law, set guidelines for the retention, deletion and disclosure of your personal data after your death.

5. If at any time, you believe that we have not respected your privacy, please send a letter or email to privacy@uianet.org. We will make every effort to identify and correct the problem. If you would like more information or if you wish to lodge a complaint, you can contact the French Data Protection Agency:
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