The aim of the Colombian Chapter is to pursue the mission of ICON-S within Colombia.
The Chapter will be governed by two co-chairs who will take decisions by agreement in consultation with the advisory board. The identity of the co-chairs and the advisory board shall reflect the chapter’s commitment to gender equality and diversity in governance.
Only ICON-S members -with a minimum membership in ICON-S of four years- can be cochairs.
Each year, the two co-chairs will communicate an annual summary of their activities to the ICON-S Executive Committee, to the advisory board, and to the members of the Chapter.
Co-chairs will hold office for three years with one possible reelection. Every three years the two co-chairs will be elected by majority vote of the members of the advisory board.
Despite the amendments of the Chapter Rules, which will be adopted by absolute majority, the ordinary decisions adopted by the Chapter will be by simple majority.
Membership of the advisory board will be based on excellence in public law scholarship. The two co-chairs, in consultation with the existing members of the advisory board, will appoint new members of the advisory board for a term of three years.
A retiring co-chair will automatically become a member of the advisory board for a term of three years. The number of members of the advisory board is 15.
The advisory board will meet once each year.
The first advisory board will be appointed among the founding members based on: excellence in public law scholarship, gender and age equality, institutional and regional representation, and availability to assume the basic obligations of the chapter.
All members of the advisory board have the following rights and duties:
The Colombian ICON chapter will have an Executive Secretary appointed by the two-co-chairs in consultation with the Advisory Board for a term of three years.
The Colombian Chapter will organize each year a national conference, based on a call addressed to young and junior scholars and with the participation of distinguished scholars, judges or governmental officials. For this purpose, it can work with existing national and regional organizations. The annual conference will be held during a different month than that in which the ICON-S annual meeting is held, preferably before it.
The Colombian Chapter will also support other workshops, symposia and colloquia either in Universities or other institutions in any city of the country as considered appropriate by the co-chairs.
The Chapter rules can be amended by absolute majority vote among the two co-chairs and the advisory board.
The first two Colombian Chapter Co-chairs and the Secretary General of the Chapter for the tenure 2018-2021 were approved by the ICON-S Presidency and ICON-S Executive Committee: