1. THE DELEGATES' CONFERENCE
2. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
3. THE TECHNICAL COMMISSION
4. THE LEGAL COMMITTEE
5. THE AUDITORS
7. FINAL CLAUSES
NATIONAL NON-OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NNOCs)
1. LAWS OF THE INOC
3. AREA OF COMPETENCY
THE LEGAL COMMITTEE AS FIRST AND ONLY AUTHORITY
THE LEGAL COMMITTEE AS LAST COURT OF APPEAL
THE LEGAL COMMITTEE'S ROLE AS COURT APPEAL
THE LEGAL COMMITTEE'S ROLE AS SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY AND COURT FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS FOR THE CASES IN ARTICLES-49
1. FEES AND COMPENSATION PAYMENTS
2. FINAL CLAUSES
FINANCES OF THE INOC
INOC RULES FOR EXPENSES
ORDERS AND PROHIBITIONS FOR COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
REGULATIONS FOR SUBSTITUTES EXPLANATION AND PROCEDURE OF RULES FOR SUBSTITUTES
PENALTIES FOR INFRINGMENTS DURING COMPETITION
1.STANDING ORDERS OF THE INOC FOR THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE INOC OFFICE
PROGRAMME OF FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
GUIDELINES FOR ADVERTISING
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section-A Constitution & General Regulations
Section A-1 Constitution of the International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC).
PART-1 GENERAL REGULATIONS
Art-1 Name and Form
Art-2 Aims of the INOC
Art-3 Headquarters & its duration.
Art-6 Basic Conditions for Active Members
Art-7 Admission Regulations for Active Members
Art-8 Right of Appeal of Active Members
Art-9 Termination of Active Membership
Art-11 Honorary Members
SECTION-B THE DELEGATES' CONFERENCE
Art-12 Power and Duties
Art-13 Structure and Voting Rights
Art-14 Quorum and Passing of Resolutions
Art-15 Ordinary and Extraordinary Delegates' Conferences
Art-16 The Act of Convening
SECTION-C EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Art-19 Election and Length of Office
Art-20 Quorum and the Convening of the Executive Committee
Art-21 Area of Responsibility and Duties
Art-22 Legal Validity
SECTION-D THE TECHNICAL COMMISSION
Art-24 Area and Responsibility and Duties
Art-25 The Act of Convening Quorum and Motions.
SECTION-E THE LEGAL COMMITTEE
Art-26 Structure, Length of Office and Elections
Art-27 Area of Competency
SECTION-F THE AUDITORS
Art-28 Structure, Length of Office and Elections
Art-31 Member and other Fee
PART-4 FINAL CLAUSES
Art-33 Charge in Rules
Art-34 Disbanding of the Federation/Committee
Art-35 Rules and Regulations
Art-36 Official Languages.
Art-37 Coming into Effect
PART-5 NATIONAL NON-OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NNOCs)
Art-38 Aims and Rules of the NNOCs
Art-40 National Federations
Art-41 Country and Name of a NNOC
Art-42 IFís Membership
SECTION-H LAWS OF THE INOC
Art-43 Exceptional Rulings
Art-44 Legal Basis
Art-45 Name and Structure
Art-47 Incompatibility of Offices
Art-48 Ordinary and Extraordinary Structure
PART-8 AREA OF COMPETENCY
SECTION-I THE LEGAL COMMITTEE AS FIRST AND ONLY AUTHORITY
SECTION-J THE LEGAL COMMITTEE AS LAST COURT OF APPEAL
Art-53 Procedure and Deadline
Art-179 Coming into Force
Only National Non-Olympic Committees (NNOCs) can become Active Members of the INOC.
SECTION-K THE LEGAL COMMITTEE'S ROLE AS COURT APPEAL
Art-56 Proceedings and Time-Limit
Art-57 In as far as a Verdict can be reached the Legal Committee is able.
SECTION-L THE LEGAL COMMITTEE'S ROLE AS SUPERVISORY
AUTHORITY AND COURT FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
SECTION-M GENERAL CLAUSES
Art-61 Language Number and Style of Legal Documents
Art-62 Calculation of Time Limits
Art-63 The Petition of the Applicant
Art-64 The Service of Petition
Art-65 The Legal Documents of the Defendiry Party.
Art-66 Irregularities of Form
Art-67 Examinations of the Parties
Art-69 Interim Injunctions
Art-71 The Reopening of Proceedings
SECTION-N ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS FOR THE CASES IN ARTICLES-49
Art-72 Reply to an Action with Cross-Action
Art-73 Service to the "Reply to a Petition with Cross-Evidence"
Art-74 "Observations on a Cross-Action or Objection"
Art-76 Serving of the "Replication"
PART-10 FEES AND COMPENSATION PAYMENTS
Art-79 Proof of Payment
Art-80 Fines of Breaking the Rules
Art-81 Additional Advances
Art-82 Passing on and Allocation of Costs
Art-83 Document of Enforcement
PART-11 FINAL CLAUSES
Art-86 Non-Compliance with a verdict or decision
Art-87 Publication and Archive
Art-88 Coming into Effect
SECTION-O FINANCES OF THE INOC
Art-89 Treasury Administration
Art-90 Extent of the Treasurers' Authority
Art-91 Keeping of Accounts
Art-93 Administration Costs
Art-94 Travel Costs
Art-95 Date for Submission of Accounts
Art-96 Treasing Auditors
Art-97 Financial Year
SECTION-P INOC RULES FOR EXPENSES
Art-99 Money for Transport
Art-100 Overnight Money
Art-101 Pocket Money
Art-102 Additional Expenses
SECTION-Q ORDERS AND PROHIBITIONS FOR COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
Competition Participants must comply with the Rules of Play, the General Sports Rules are Laws, as well as the following; Art 103 to 126
SECTION-R REGULATIONS FOR SUBSTITUTES
Art-127 to 134
SECTION-S EXPLANATION AND PROCEDURE OF RULES FOR SUBSTITUTES
Art-135 to 142
SECTION-T PENALTIES FOR INFRINGMENTS DURING COMPETITION
Art-143 to 151
PART-12 STANDING ORDERS OF THE INOC FOR THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE INOC OFFICE
Art-152 Legal Basis
Art-153 Working Guidelines
Art-154 The Passing of Resolutions and the Right of Appeal
Art-155 Allocation of Work
Art-156 The Signature
SECTION-V PROGRAMME OF FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
Art-159 Secretary General/Treasurer
Art-160 Director Sports
Art-161 Executive Committee Members
SECTION-W GUIDELINES FOR ADVERTISING
Art-162 to 167 Guidelines for the World Non-Olympics World Games, Winter Non-Olympics, Asian and other Competitions.
SECTION-X DOPING GUIDELINES
Art-171 Using on Medical Grounds/Exceptions
Art-173 Doping Control
Art-175 Announcements & Decisions
Art-176 Acknowledgement of Decisions of the National Committees
Art-177 Realization of the Doping Guidelines
Art-179 Coming into Force
Section A CONSTITUTION & GENERAL REGULATIONS
Section A-1 Constitution of the International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC)
PART : 1 GENERAL REGULATIONS
ART. 1 Name and Form
1.1 The International Non-Olympic Committee/INOC is the International umbrella organization of all IF's & National Non-Olympic Committees (NNOC's) Sports-Games-Players. The INOC is an International Non-Governmental, Non-Profit organization of unlimited duration.
1.2 Members of the INOC are the National Non-Olympic Committees (NNOC's). There can be only one member for each Nation.
1.3 The INOC has been legally incorporated under India Law.
ART. 2 Aims of the INOC
2.1 To promote Non-Olympic Games Internationally and take whatever measures are necessary to this end.
2.2 To represent the interests of its members at International level with regard to the authorities, other Sports Committees, the mass media and the public, in as far as this is not left up to the members.
2.3 To promote sporting contact between all IF's & National Non-Olympic Committee-Sports-Games-Players, and to organize all World Non- Olympiad, World Games, Winter Non-Olympiad & Asiad etc.
2.4 To monitor and ensure the keeping of the existing system-specific rules, to develop a set of standard rules (in as far as the technical peculiarities of the stadiums allow it), and to draw up an International Sporting Calendar.
2.5 To fight against doping in the sense of the INOC-Charter and to support all measures for stopping the use of all forbidden stimulating means.
ART. 3 Headquarters and its Duration
3.1 The headquarters of the INOC is in Lucknow, India.
3.2 The duration of the INOC is unlimited.
ART. 4 Principles
4.1 The INOC stands for freedom in sports, its voluntary nature, and the community of sports, Members and Non-Olympic, Sports-Games-Players cannot be forced, either by rules or in any other way, to play a different systems of Non-Olympic Sports-Games to their chosen one.
4.2 The INOC makes no distinction of race or religion and is politically neutral.
4.3 The INOC has purely Non-Profit-making aims.
4.4 The bodies and functionaries of the INOC work on a honorary basis. Travel costs and expenses are paid strictly according to the expenses regulations.
PART : 2 MEMBERSHIP
ART. 5 Membership
5.1 The First Founder Member :
5.1.1 The Executive Committee has approved First Founder Member to Mr. Mohd. Seraj Ansari. Who has taken first initiative to create the INOC. His decision will be the final, not to challengeable in the Executive Committee & Delegates' Conference & Extraordinary Delegates' Conference.
5.1.2 The First Founder Member will be invitee for all meeting of the INOC. The first founder member will be highly respected member for all of the INOCís family.
5.1.3 If, any matter will not be decided in the Executive Committee so, matter will be sent to first founder member for his opinion, his opinion will be binding for all.
5.1.4 First Founder Members can appoint his/her successor at any time and successor will also have the same right & power of the first founder members.
5.1.5 The First Founder Member will have full right & power to nominate President & Secretary General of the INOC and its full Executive Committee and Sub-Committees of the INOC tenure as needed. The INOC First Founder Member will also have full right & power to nominate President/Secretary General and its Executive Committee of National Non-Olympic Committee (NNOCs) of any country.
5.2 The Chief Patron/Patrons
5.2.1 The Chief Patron/Patrons shall be appointed with the consent of the First Founder Member and Executive Committee.
5.2.2 The First Founder Member will also be having full authority to appoint any Chief Patron/Patrons in the larger interest of the INOC.
5.3 There are three kinds of member :
5.3.1 Active members
5.3.3 Honorary members
ART. 6 Basic conditions for Active Members :
Only National Non-Olympic Committees (NNOCs) can become Active Members of the INOC.
ART. 7 Admission regulations for Active Members
7.1 There must be a written application to the Executive Committee, containing a legally binding admission.
7.2 By joining the INOC a National Committee accept the constitution and rules.
ART. 8 Right of appeal of Active Members
An appeal against refusal of admission or an imposed sanction can be submitted to the Legal Committee within 60 (Sixty) days of the announcement.
ART. 9 Termination of Active Membership
9.1 The membership of an Active Member expires with resignation, exclusion or disbanding of the National Committee.
9.2 The resignation of an active member must be passed by its highest executive body. The protocol must be sent in a registered letter to the President/Secretary General within 3 (Three) months, informing him of the decision. The membership fees must be paid until the end of the current financial year.
9.3 If an Active Member violated the interests of the Committee, damages its reputation, either internally or externally, or disregards or violates the constitution and rules, sanctions can be taken against the Active Member concerned by the INOC Executive Committee. The Delegates' Conference taken the final decision on an exclusion.
9.4 The any Active Member is deemed to have resigned and thus forfeits his membership without any further declaration on his part if he changes his nationally or transfers his domicile or main centre of interest to another country. The same shall apply, subject to force majeure, if he fails to attend Delegates' Conferences or to take in active part in the INOC work for two years. In such cases, the loss of membership will be ascertained by decision of the INOC.
ART. 10 Observer
10.1 The following can be admitted as observers :
10.1.1 National Non-Olympic Committee (NNOC) whose internal organization does not yet allow an Active Membership or which are unable to fulfill all their obligations as Active Members.
10.1.2 National Non-Olympic Committee (NNOC) which have not banded together into a National Committee, as long as there is no National Non-Olympic Committee (NNOC) in this country, which is a member of the INOC.
10.1.3 Non-Olympic Committee in countries where no National Non- Olympic Committee (NNOC) exists.
10.1.4 The INOC chooses and appoints/elects its members from among such persons as it considers qualified. They must be nationals of the country in which they have their domicile or their main centre of interest, and in which there is a National Non-Olympic Committee (NNOC) recognized by the INOC.
10.1.5 There cannot be more than one member appointed/elected per country.
10.1.6 The members of the INOC are representatives in their respective countries, and not Delegates of their countries within the INOC.
10.1.7 The members of the INOC may not accept from Governments, or other legal entities, any mandate liable to bind them or interfere with the freedom of their action and vote.
10.1.8 The INOC members are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the INOC.
10.2 Observers have no voting rights. They pay no fees. Otherwise they are treated as equal as Active Members.
10.3 The Secretary General decides on the admission of Observers.
ART 11 Honorary Members
11.1 On the suggestion of the Executive Committee, the First Founder Member/style='margin:1px'' Conference can appoints/elects Honorary Members, for service to Non-Olympic Sports-Games Internationally.
11.2 Honorary Members have no voting rights. They pay no fees. Otherwise they are treated as equal as Active Members.
PART : 3 ORGANISATIONS
Section-B THE DELEGATES' CONFERENCE
ART. 12 Power and duties
12.1 The Delegates' Conference is the highest decision-making authority in the INOC. It determines on all questions and issues of a fundamental nature in International Non-Olympic Sports-Games, where this right is not reserved for the members. The Delegates' Conference lays down the guidelines for the running of the Committee.
12.2 The Delegates' Conference is authorized amongst other things to carry out the following :
12.2.1 Election of the Executive Committee Members.
12.2.2 Election of Members of the Technical Commission, Legal Committee and each Auditors.
12.2.3 Approval of the annual accounts and the budget estimates.
12.2.4 Relieving Executive Committee members of duties.
12.2.5 Setting of membership fees and World Non-Olympiad, World Games, Winter Non-Olympiad, Asiad & other Competitions fees.
12.2.6 Decisions on the appointment or dissolving of Special Committees.
12.2.7 Decisions on motions put forward by the Executive Committee, the Technical Commission or other Committees or their members, where applicable.
12.2.8 Changes in rules & regulation (Except Part-1 ART. 3 Clause 3.1 & 3.2, Part-2 ART.5 Clause 5.1-Sub-Clause 5.1.1-3, Clause- 5.2, Sub-Clause-5.2.1-2.
12.2.9 Exclusion of members.
12.2.10 Dissolution of the Committee.
ART. 13 Structure and Voting Rights
13.1 Delegates' Conference consists of :
13.1.1 The members of the Executive Committee (with voting rights).
13.1.2 The Delegates of the Active Members (with Voting rights).
13.1.3 One representative from each group of Observers (without voting rights).
13.1.4 Honorary Members (without voting rights).
13.2 General voting rights
13.2.1 Each Executive Committee member has one personal vote, which is not transferable.
13.2.2 Each Active Member has one vote. The Active Member's right to vote is not transferable.
13.2.3 A Delegates can make use of both votes of the National Committee.
13.3 Voting rights at elections
13.3.1 At a Delegates' Conference which has elections on the agenda, the pre-election Active Members and Current Executive Committee members are eligible to vote.
13.3.2 Only the Active Members are eligible to vote at new elections.
13.3.3 After new elections Active Members and the newly elected members of the Executive Committee are eligible to vote.
13.3.4 The First Founder Member will be the final authority to approval the elected member of the Executive Committee.
13.4 Proof of voting rights
13.4.1 The right to vote must be confirmed in writing by the National Committee concerned.
ART. 14 Quorum and passing of resolutions
14.1 A Delegates' Conference which has been convened in accordance with the rules always has a quorum.
14.2 Elections held and resolutions passed by the Delegates' Conference are effected by simple majority, with the exception of such instance as are listed in the rules.
14.3. A tied vote will result in rejection
14.4.1 Minute must be taken of the resolutions passed at the Delegates' Conference, and signed by the Executive Committee member responsible for the minutes and by the person taking the minutes. The minutes must be distributed to all members later than 60 (Sixty) days after the Concurrence.
14.4.2 The minutes are regarded as approved, if within 60 (sixty) days after distribution no written objections have been raised. Objections raised will be discussed at the next meeting. Until them the minutes are considered approved only in the points where no objections were raised.
14.5 In the event of questions and matters arising, which have to be cleared up without delay, a written vote per post is possible. The carries the same force as a resolution passed by the Delegates' Conference. This type of voting can also be used in the other bodies of the INOC. (Votes not received on time will be interpreted as endorsement).
ART. 15 Ordinary and Extraordinary Delegates' Conferences
15.1 Ordinary Delegates' Conferences are held in every 2 (two) years.
15.2 The Executive Committee or at least one fifth of the active members can arrange or call for an Extraordinary Delegates' Conference to be convened, as long as there are appropriate and urgent reasons for this.
ART. 16 The act of convening
16.1 In order for an Ordinary Delegates' Conference to be convened, all members must be informed in writing and the agenda made known at least 90 (ninety) days before the date of the Conference. The Conference is concerned by the Executive Committee members responsible for this. The exact venue and time of the Conference can be announced at a later date.
16.2 An Extraordinary Delegates' Conference can be convened at as little as 30 (thirty) days notice.
ART. 17 Motions
17.1 Motions can be proposed for the Delegates' Conference by the following:
17.1.1 The Active Members
17.1.2 The Executive Committee
17.1.3 The Technical Commission
17.1.4 The Legal Committees
17.1.5 The Special Committees
17.1.6 The Honorary Members
17.1.7 The Cash Auditors
17.2 Motions must be submitted with an explanation to the Secretary General not later than 60 (sixty) days before the Delegates' Conference is to be held. A Compilation of the motions is distributed by the Secretary General to all members at least 30 (thirty) days before the Conference. Motions submitted after the deadlines are subject to priority and will only be placed on the agenda if there is a 2/3 (two-thirds) majority of those present in favour. These deadline do not apply to motions proposed by the Executive Committee and the Technical Commission.
17.3 In the event of an Extraordinary Delegates' Conference being convened, the deadline for putting forward motions is reduced to 14 (fourteen) days before the Conference.
Section-C THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
18.1 The Executive Committee consists of :
18.1.1 The President
18.1.2 The Vice-President
18.1.3 The Secretary-General/Treasurer
18.1.4 The Director Sports
18.1.5 One assessor of each Continent, where Active Members of the INOC come from and if there are no seats in the Executive Committee, according to 18.1.1-18.1.4, for this Continent.
ART. 19 Election and length of office
The Executive Committee members are appointed/elected by the First Founder Member/Delegates' Conference for a limited term of office (i.e. the period of time between two Ordinary Delegates' Conference) and can be repeatedly re-elected.
ART. 20 Quorum and the convening of the Executive Committee
20.1 The Executive Committee seats as required or at the request of 4 (four) of its members.
20.2 The Executive Committee has a quorum when at least 4 (four) members are present.
20.3 The shortest period of time in which a meeting can be convened is 30 (thirty) days.
ART. 21 Areas of responsibility and duties
21.1 The following areas of responsibility and duties, among others, are allocated to the Executive Committee :
21.1.1 The administration of the Committee.
21.1.2 The conclusion of the budget and financial matters.
21.1.3 The drawing-up of periodic reports and accounts.
21.1.4 Preparation for the Delegates' Conference and drawing-up of the agenda.
21.1.5 The implementation of all the resolutions passed at the Delegates' Conference.
21.1.6 Protection of the Committee's interests internally and externally.
21.1.7 Admission of Observers & Honorary Members.
21.1.8 Drawing-up of the budget.
21.1.9 Preparing changes in the constitutions and rules.
21.1.10 Supervision of the activities of the Committees and Technical Commission, but not the Legal Committee.
21.1.11 Supervision of the INOC's Sports-Games events.
21.1.12 Designation of organizers/venues for the World Non-Olympiad World Games, Winter Non-Olympiad, Asiad & other Competitions Etc.
21.1.13 To impose temporal limited and unlimited bans if there are violations against the prohibition of doping.
21.2 The Executive Committee draws up a programme of functions and duties for its members.
ART. 22 Legal validity
The Executive Committee itself determines whose signatures are legally binding and it establishes of their responsibilities and type of signature.
Section-D THE TECHNICAL COMMISSION
ART. 23 Structure
The Technical Commission consists of :
23.1 The Director Sports (Chairman)
23.2 One each members from Sub-Committees.
23.3 And 4 (four) further members to be appointed/elected by the Secretary General/Delegates' Conference. They must not be members of the Executive Committee.
23.4 These 4 (four) members of the Technical Commission are elected from the Ordinary Delegates' Conference for one term of office (i.e. the term between two Ordinary Delegates' Conference). They can be re-elected repeatedly.
ART. 24 Areas of responsibility and duties
24.1 The Technical Commission is an advisory body of the Executive Committee. The Technical Commission can pass resolutions for inviting entries for competitions, which are organized by the INOC.
24.2 The following are some of the areas of responsibility and duties the Technical Commission is offered with.
24.2.1 An advisory role in general questions of the International Non-Olympic Sports-Games.
24.2.2 Technical supervision of the World Non-Olympiad, World Games, Winter Non-Olympiad & Asiad, Etc. organized by the INOC.
24.2.3 The passing of resolutions on drafts of general rules and regulations in International Non-Olympic Sports-Games for introduction and passing to the Delegates' Conference and or the Executive Committee.
24.2.4 The right to prove venue for the World Non-Olympiad, World Games, Winter Non-Olympiad & Asiad, Etc. organized by the INOC for introduction and passing to the Executive Committee.
ART. 25 The act of Convening quorum and motions
25.1 The Technical Commission sits before the Ordinary Delegates' Conference. Over and above that the Technical Commission convenes only when especially important matters arise which cannot be postponed.
25.2 The Technical Commission is convened by the Director Sports in accordance with Article 16.
25.3 The Technical Commission has a quorum, if at least 4 (four) members are present. Each member has a personal vote, which is not transferable.
25.4 Motions can be put forward to the Technical Commission by :
25.4.1 The Active Members
25.4.2 The Executive Committee
25.4.3 The Committees
25.4.4 The Members of the Technical Commission
25.4.5 The Observers
25.5 Minutes must be taken down on all resolutions passed by the Technical Commission and distributed to all TC members, the Executive Committee, the Active Members and the Observers not later than 60 (Sixty) days after the minutes are distributed. In that case the matter must be treated on the following meeting of the TC. 14.4.2. also applies here.
Section-E THE LEGAL COMMITTEE.
ART. 26 Structure, length of office and elections
26.1 The Legal Committee consists of a Chairman, two Committee Members and two substitute members who must not be either members of another body or belong to the same Active Members.
26.2 The members of the Legal Committee are elected by the Delegates' Conference for a term of office (which amounts to the period of time between (two) Ordinary Delegates' Conference), and they can be repeatedly re-elected.
ART. 27 Areas of competency
The Legal Committee arbitrates in, and resolves all disputes between :
27.1 The Active Members
27.2 An Active Members and the INOC
27.3 Bodies of the INOC
Section-F THE AUDITORS
ART. 28 Structure, length of office and elections
28.1 The Delegates' Conference designates 2 (two) Active Members to be in charge of auditing for a term of office (i.e. the period of time between 2 (two) Ordinary Delegates' Conference).
28.2 If possible, both designated members announce immediately the representative who is instructed to carry out the actual auditing.
ART. 29 Duties
29.1 The auditors must check the accounts and the expenditure of the INOC, and make a yearly report on the financial situation to be presented to the Delegates' Conference by way of the Executive Committee.
29.2 They can carry out an audit at any time, providing they inform in writing to treasurer of the INOC at least 14 days in advance.
29.3 A written audit is possible at any time, and must however be carried out at the end of the calendar year.
ART. 30 Revenue
The INOC gets the funds necessary for the fulfillment of its duties by the following means among others :
30.1 Membership fees
30.2 Taking from events
30.3 From third part
30.4 Donations and other fees
30.5 Campaigns for funds
ART. 31 Membership and other fees
31.1 The setting of membership fees and the INOC World-Olympiad, World Games, Winter Non-Olympiad, Asiad & other Competitions fees is passed by resolution at the Delegates' Conference. Active Members are liable to payment of both member-ship and other fees.
31.2 The INOC has the right to make agreements with broadcasting companies about programmes of all the INOC World Games & other Competitions. The same applies to all other picture and sound carries and to possible parties to contact. The INOC Executive Committee leads the necessary Conferences.
ART. 32 Liability
The Committee is liable to fulfill its financial commitments from its assets. A member is also liable, if by intent or through gross negligence, that member is responsible for weakening the financial situation of the INOC.
PART : 4 FINAL CLAUSES
ART. 33 Changes in rules
Changes in the rules can only be passed by resolutions of the Delegates Conference. A two thirds majority of those entitled to vote is necessary. The same is true for changes in Article 1 to 4. Amendment will not be allowed in few Articles as mentioned in Section-B, ART-12, Sub-Clause-12.2.8 by the Delegates' Conference or Extraordinary Delegates' Conference.
ART. 34 Disbanding of the Federation/Committee
34.1 The INOC can be disbanded :
34.1.1 By amalgamation with other Sports Committees.
34.1.2 By liquidation.
34.2 The disbanding of the Federation/Committee can only be passed by resolution in a specially convened Extraordinary Delegates' Conference. A three-quarters majority of those Delegates entitled to vote is necessary.
34.3 The disbanding of the Federation/Committee should be carried out, in as far the Delegates' Conference has not appointed other, by the Executive Committee.
34.4 In the case of amalgamation, any remaining assets will be brought into the amalgamated federation/committee. In the case of liquidation, it will be made over to the International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC) for non-profit-making sporting purposes.
ART. 35 Rules and Regulations
35.1 The Delegatesí Conference, with a majority of the votes of those present, is responsible for the making changing and repealing of rules.
35.2 The Executive Committee alone is responsible for making, changing and repleading of regulations, and it can also give directions and make recommendations.
ART. 36 Official Languages
36.1 The official languages of the INOC are English and French.
36.2 In the case of differences between the different versions, the English text is definitive.
36.3 For practical reasons and to save time, primarily English (where possible in conference and meetings.)
ART. 37 Coming into effect
This constitution comes into effect immediately. Studen, Swizerland, August, 22nd 1997
PART: 5 NATIONAL NON-OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NNOCS)
ART : 38 Aims and Rules of the NNOCs.
38.1 The mission of the NNOCs is to develop and defend the Non-Olympic Sports-Games movement in their respective countries; in accordance with INOC's Constitution.
38.2 The NNOCs :
38.2.1 Popularize the fundamental principles of the Non-Olympic Sports-Games at the National level, within the framework of Non-Olympic Sports-Games activity and otherwise contribute, among other things, to the diffusion of the Non-Olympic Sports spirit in the teaching programmes of physical education and sport in schools and universities;
38.2.2 Ensure the observance of the Non-Olympic Constitution in their respective countries;
38.2.3 Encourage the development of high performance sport as well sports for all;
38.2.4 Help in the training of sports administrators by organizing courses;
38.2.5 Commit themselves of taking action against any form of discrimination and coercion in sports;
38.3 The NNOCs have the exclusive right to represent their respective countries at the Non-Olympic Sports-Games/World Games.
38.4 The NNOCs have the right to designate the city which may offer to organize Non-Olympic Sports-Games/National Games in their respective countries.
38.5 The NNOCs must maintain their autonomy and resist all pressures political, religious or economic that may prevent them from complying with INOC's Constitution.
38.6 The NNOCs have the right to :
38.6.1 Formulate proposals addressed to the INOC concerning the organization and development of the Non-Olympic Sports- Games/World Games;
38.6.2 Express their opinion concerning the candidates wishing to organize the Non-Olympic Sports-Games/World Games;
38.6.3 Collaborate in the preparation of the Council;
38.6.4 Participate, at the request of the INOC, in the activities of the INOC's commissions.
38.7 In order to fulfill their mission, the NNOCs must cooperate with governmental and non-governmental bodies.
ART. 39 Structure
39.1 Whatever their composition, NNOCs must include :
39.1.1 The member of the INOC in their country, if any. These members are also full and equal members of the Executive Committee of the NNOC and have the right to vote in both the General Council and the Executive Committee;
39.1.2 All National Federations affiliated with International Federations governing sports, include is the programme of the Non-Olympic Sports-Games/World Games, or the representatives designated by them. A NNOC shall not recognize more than one National Federation for each sport governed by such International Federation.
39.2 When dealing with questions relating to the Non-Olympic Sports-Games/World Games, only the votes cast by the Executive Committee of the NNOC and by the National Federations affiliated with International Federations governing sports included in the programme of the Non-Olympic Sports-Games/National Games are taken into Consideration.
39.3 The General Council of the NNOC shall be held at least once in a year. 39.4 The members of the Executive Committee of the NNOC shall be re-elected at least every four years at a General Council meeting. The Agenda of which includes such re-election.
39.5 The member of the NNOCs with the exception of those doing administrative work in sports, shall accept no salary or bonus of any kind for the performances of their functions. They may, however, be reimbursed for their traveling, accommodation and other justified expenses related to the carrying out of their functions.
39.6 The NNOCs perform the following tasks :
39.6.1 Form, organize and lead their respective delegations at the Non- Olympic Sports-Games/World Games and at the Regional, Continental and World Multi-Sports Competitions patronized by the INOC. They determine the entry of athletes proposed by their respective National Federations.
39.7 It is suggested that NNOCs :
39.7.1 Include in their activities the promotion of culture and arts in the field of sport and Non-Olympic Sports-Games;
39.7.2 Seek sources of financing which will enable them to maintain their autonomy in all respects.
ART. 40 National Federations
To be recognized by and be accepted as a member of the NNOC, a National Federation must exercise a specific and real sports activity, be affiliated to an International Federation recognized by the INOC, and conduct its activities in compliance with both the Non-Olympic Constitution and the rules of its International Federations.
ART. 41 Country and Name of a NNOC
The name of a NNOC must reflect the territorial boundaries and traditions of that country, and must be approved by the INOC.
ART. 42 Flag, Emblem and Anthem
The flag, emblem and anthem adopted by a NNOC, for use in relation to its activities, including the Non-Olympic Sports-Games/World Games, must be approved by the INOC Executive Committee.
ART.42-A INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION'S (Membership)
42-A.1 Full membership of the INOC is open to International Sports Federations who is not member of the INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE-IOC.
42-A.2 International Sports Federations who are eligible for membership can apply to the INOC by sending the required simple application form and documents. The proposed membership will be granted by the authority and the final membership's application will appear on the agenda for the next meeting for vote.
42-A.4 Membership of the INOC may be terminated with immediate effects by a decision of the Executive Committee of the INOC on the conditions that :
42-A.4.1 The proposal to do so has been notified to the Member Federation concerned at least four (4) Months in advance;
42-A.4.2 The proposal has been included in the Agenda of the Executive Committee, and 42-A.4.3 It is carried by at least three-quarter (3/4) of the votes cast in that meeting.
42-A.5 If such decision is taken, the Federation concerned has to fulfill the obligations accused until the day of the decision. Moreover, it will forfeit any membership fees paid for the current year.
42-A.6 The right to participate in any events of the INOC is restricted to sports and disciplines of sports controlled by Member Federations. Membership of the INOC does not automatically imply participation in any events of the INOC. The criteria sports and disciplines of sports must meet to be eligible for participation are explained in the Rules of the World Non-Olympiad Etc.
42-A.7 The Executive Committee shall decide on admitting eligible sports and disciplines of sports to the sports programme of specific World Non-Olympiad etc. events, taking into consideration such aspects as finance, available sports facilities, and other aspects deemed relevant.
Section-H. LAW OF THE INOC
PART : 6 GENERAL
ART. 43 Exceptional rulings
43.1 Legal procedure as regards violations and disputes within the INOC cannot be brought before a court of Law, except when the legal body itself disclaims competence and refers the parties to the law courts.
43.2 Violations and disputes within the National sphere are exclusively under the jurisdiction of the National legal body. However, when there is violation of binding the INOC regulations the case can always be passed on to the Legal Committee of the INOC.
43.3 A National sphere in the sense of 43.2 is defined by the following :
43.3.1 When he in a dispute or disciplinary case are from the same National Committee.
43.3.2 When the incident which occasioned the case did not take place at the International event.
43.4 Violations and case of dispute in the International sphere can only be put before the legal bodies of the INOC.
ART. 44 Legal basis
44.1 The constitution, rules and resolutions of the INOC serve as legal basis for the legal body.
44.2 If no rules or regulations can be applied from the above legal basis and a case can be resolved neither according to the letter nor spirit of the law, then similar previous cases and the reasoning behind other related laws must be taken into consideration. If the case is still in doubt, it must be resolved with regard to the carefully collected and considered details of the case, and according to natural principles of law.
44.3 The personal opinions of members of the legal body may not be taken into consideration.
PART : 7 ORGANIZATION
ART. 45 Name and Structure
45.1 The legal body of the INOC is the International Legal Committee.
45.2 It consists of :
45.2.1 The Chairman
45.2.2 Two Committee Members, one of whom is appointed Vice-Chairman.
45.2.3 Two replacement members
ART. 46 Election
The members of the Legal Committee are elected by the Delegates' Conference for a period of office lasting for the time between 2 (two) Ordinary Delegates' Conferences and they can be re-elected without restriction.
ART. 47 Incompatibility of offices
47.1 The members of the Legal Committee can belong neither to another the INOC body or to the same National Committee.
47.2 The members of the Legal Committee cannot also be members of National Legal bodies.
ART. 48 Ordinary and Extraordinary Structure
48.1 The decision of the Legal are made by the Chairman and the two Committee Members on a majority vote.
48.2 In the case affects the interest of one the three Ordinary Committee Members or their National Committee, an alternate members replaces the person concerned.
48.3 If the Chairman has to be replaced, one of the Committee Members, preferably the Vice-Chairman, Chairs the meeting in his place.
48.4 Should there be no quorum, the Executive Committee of the INOC must immediately appoint ad hoc members for the specific case to make up the Committee of there. These ad hoc members cannot be excluded from participation by the above stipulations.
PART : 8 AREAS OF COMPETENCY
Section-I. THE LEGAL COMMITTEE AS FIRST AND ONLY AUTHORITY
ART. 49 Cases
49.1 The Legal Committee is the first and only authority competent in legal disputes between :
49.1.1 The INOC and the National Committee.
49.1.2 Two or more National Committee.
49.1.3 Bodies of the INOC.
49.2 In the case in Articles 49.1, the Legal Committee can be no longer be appealed to if a year has elapsed since the end of the dispute or the establishment of the illegal state of affairs, and the following Delegates' Conference has already taken place.
ART. 50 Procedure
The regulations in Articles 61 to 71 and 72 to 77 are applicable.
ART. 51 Verdicts
The Legal Committee passes judgment, which is final, even when the action or (where applicable) the cross-action is wholly or partly approved of, or dismissed.
Section-J THE LEGAL COMMITTEE AS LAST COURT OF APPEAL
ART. 52 Cases
52.1 The Legal Committee is competent as last court of appeal in cases of violation of binding the INOC regulations:
52.1.1 Against judgments of the highest National Legal Bodies.
52.1.2 Against regulations of order of National Committee Bodies or their subsidiary organizations, if there are not legal bodies in these National Committee.
52.2 The laws of the National IF's & NF's & National Committees must contain corresponding regulations.
ART. 53 Procedure and deadline
53.1 The regulations in Articles 61 to 71 are applicable, and the contested verdict or order should be stated and enclosed.
53.2 The deadline for the appeal is 30 (thirty) days after the verdict of the highest national authority or after the order has been announced.
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