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Chapter I - Reference values ​​3

Chapter II - Ambit of application 4

Chapter III - Rules of conduct 4

Chapter IV - Methods of control and sanction 10

Chapter I - Reference values ​​

Art. 1- General considerations

Each COM and OMJ affiliate shares the values ​​and ideals set forth in the COM statutes and in international regulations concerning human rights, safeguarding the earth and the environment, well-being animal protection and the protection of endangered species.

The COM considers that, in the specific actions that its affiliates are called upon to take, the values ​​mentioned above represent the basis for the correct development of the judge's activity and the internal relations he has with his interlocutors .

Each member believes in and recognizes himself in these values ​​and respects them in his conduct, assuming that omission or unethical behavior is not justified, is reproached and subject to sanctions.

Art. 2- Integrity

Personal integrity is at the basis of a member's identity and is an essential characteristic to fulfill their role as breeder, exhibitor, judge or manager.

It contains, among other things, justice, honesty, probity, fairness, trust, impartiality. By working, the member assumes responsibility for his own actions, the success and possible consequences of his actions.

Chapter II - Ambit of application

Art. 3- Application

This Code of Ethics applies to all affiliated members, breeders, exhibitors, judges, managers, members of the COM and OMJ committees, and members of the organizing committees of COM events.

Chapter III - Rules of conduct

Art. 4- General Rules

1. All members must behave correctly with other members, respecting the regulations of the COM and that of the event where they participate.

2. All members should refrain from externalizing opinions or conversations which may constitute an insult or disturbance to other members, including comments on matters of race, nationality, language, tradition, religion or political opinion.

3. All members must assume a behavior of respect for the other members breeders or exhibitors, and also for the birds of all the member countries present.

4. All members present, including judges, must refrain from smoking, using their phones and consuming alcoholic beverages during judgments.

5. Telephone use during judgments is only accepted for reasons of exhibition management or a personal emergency reason.

6. All members must avoid insulting criticism or comments towards the judges and their judgment and ranking decisions, or disqualification.

7. All members have the obligation to intervene when they have reasonable information about acts contrary to the code, the regulations or decisions of the OMJ executive committee and the COM steering committee. These reports should be communicated with complete correction, only for the purpose of mutual cooperation.

8. Likewise, any person who has knowledge of facts contrary to this code can denounce them. Testimonial and documentary evidence of the facts denounced must be immediately transmitted.

Art. 5- Driving conveyors and conveyor helpers

1. Conveyors are primarily responsible for the birds in a COM event. The assistants are their assistants.

2. They must ensure responsible treatment of the birds, and keep them in optimal conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation.

3. They must immediately report a non-conforming situation to the welfare of the birds, and under no circumstances should they refrain from this communication for competitive reasons or for judgment or classification.

4. Conveyors and helpers are appointed by member countries but they must maintain a general interest in the welfare of all birds present at an event.

5. Conveyors and assistants must refrain from basketing any bird in a cage that its opinion is likely to not respect the integrity or health of a bird.

6. Conveyors and helpers should refrain from basketing a bird in a cage without available water and / or without the presence of adequate food for the species of the bird in question.

Art. 6- Conduct of OMJ judges

1. The international ornithological judge, amateur registered with the World Ornithological Confederation within the O.M.J. is a recognized breeder after passing the appropriate examination. He has acquired the qualification to judge and he is called upon to appreciate the value of the specimens exhibited in international ornithological exhibitions and competitions.

2. By considering the importance that such authorization attributes, strictly in connection with the objectives and institutional purposes contained in the statutes and regulations of the COM and the OMJ, and taking into account the importance of the acts carried out by a judge, observing the rules of conduct contained in this code of ethics will increase the conviction of breeders registered in the member countries of the COM, that the function of judges is not that of an inflexible police officer, but that of a guarantor of the rules of selection and of the standards to be applied in the ornithological competitions in which the judge is called upon to judge, with moral obligation and competence, by applying with good sense the institutional rules and of safeguarding of the races, by showing an example of seriousness and fair competition, and by promoting the development of ornithology through its availability for dialogue with breeders and fellow judges, while respecting the objectives of the organizations. technical and administrative sations and their managers.

3. Professionalism: Passing the training exam is the first step in a long line of evidence. Continuing to study the standards and all the regulations that affect the activity of a judge is a duty throughout his career. Dedication, deepening of ornithological knowledge, efforts to update knowledge and seriousness of actions are the premises for achieving confidence and credibility

4. Collaboration: It is essential for the judge that the relations between colleagues, and also with the COM and the OMJ, associations, member countries and interlocutors, be based on cooperation and reciprocal respect, with the objective of continuous development of their own skills

5. Availability: The availability of a judge is manifested by his possibility of dedicating part of his time to the activities that his task involves and which do not end only with judgments in ornithological competitions, technical meetings and congresses of judges, but also and above all with the contribution that it can give in favor of breeders and other judges with less experience, the participation in technical training actions, the writing of articles and the presence at all times of meeting and sharing ornithological knowledge with breeders and other colleagues.

6. Technical aspect:

i. The judge must write the judgment sheet in correct technical terminology, fill it out completely, and sign it, or correctly check the insertion of the data in the judging software, in the case of digital judgment by tablet.

ii. Each bird judged deserves the same interest and consideration, respecting its breeder-exhibitor, and thus all specimens must be judged with the same attention and the same technical criteria, avoiding misunderstandings and recriminations for the differences of criteria found in the judgments.

7. Behavioral aspects

i. The organization of an exhibition or competition is an expensive and demanding task for the organizing committee. It is a duty of the judge to cooperate with the committee and to contribute to the success of the event.

So the judge:

ii. If he is unable to attend an event for which he was appointed to judge, must immediately inform the OMJ manager and the head of the organizing committee.

iii. He must respect punctuality upon arrival at the place of judgment.

iv. He has the obligation, before starting his judgment, to present himself to the COM supervisor or to the OMJ section manager, to announce his presence and receive the information and indications that this manager believes necessary.

v. He must not abandon the place of judgment without being certain that he has completely completed the tasks assigned to him and without having received the consent of the COM supervisor or OMJ section manager.

vi. He must be properly dressed and be courteous and kind to everyone else in the event.

8. Moral aspect

i. The judgment is exclusively technical and objectively impartial.

ii. The judge should never be influenced or conditioned by relationships of friendship or enmity.

iii. In the event that the judge's opinion on a given subject is very negative, this opinion must be conveyed in a way that is not offensive to his breeder.

iv. Judges should never publicly criticize the judgments of their colleagues

v. The judge must immediately inform the OMJ section manager or the COM supervisor when he identifies particular situations (due to friendships or sharing of breeding, etc.) which may pose problems of impartiality or which may generate criticism. , and he must refrain from judging those birds or classes concerned.

vi. The judge must always behave correctly, away from general criticism

vii. The judge should not accept gifts from breeders except those related to the event as a normal courtesy.

viii. The judge must have only at the base of his mandate and his decisions, the respect of the regulations, their application with good sense, by honoring the spirit of the operating rules which are those of the supervision of ornithological events and loyalty. of the competition.

ix. It is a specific obligation of the judge to refrain from disseminating criticism, false information or rumors relating to other judges and associates, about persons or about actions.

x. The judge who suffers from pressure, threats, or other acts which may condition him or influence his judgment, must immediately denounce these facts to the OMJ Executive Committee or to its President.

Art. 7-Conduct of members of OMJ and COM Committees

1. The members of the OMJ and COM Committees are responsible and coordinators of COM events.

2. They must respect and enforce all regulations of the COM and the OMJ, and must have exemplary behavior in terms of education, and courteous treatment of all members present.

3. They must refrain from authoritarian attitudes in its action, and all orders and directives must be announced in a spirit of demand for collaboration, in view of the voluntary nature of most of the members present.

4. They must be punctual and never miss the scheduled meetings and protocol ceremonies.

5. They must ensure all its collaboration with the attendants, the members of the organizing committee, the judges and the exhibitors, and make themselves available to the leading members of the member countries for the necessary information and information.

6. They must ensure, in collaboration with the organizing committee, the institutional presence and support for the heads of the public authorities present at COM events.

Chapter IV - Methods of control and sanction

Application of the provisions

Art. 8- Application

The rules contained in this code of ethics are integrated into the COM and OMJ regulations and are decisions of the COM Steering Committee.

They apply to all members of the COM, who have an obligation to observe them and actively contribute to their observance.

Art. 9- Knowledge obligation

Each member has an obligation to read the content of this code. Ignorance of the code and its provisions cannot be considered a reason for excluding liability. Those in leadership positions are expected to set an example for all members.

Art. 10- Sanctions

Each violation will be penalized in accordance with the statutes and regulations of the COM and the OMJ, in particular the COM Disciplinary Rules.

Art. 11- Approval and modifications

The code of ethics was drawn up by the Board of Directors of the COM. It is the competence of the Board of Directors of the COM to update this code in relation to the evolution of the rules and the reality of events in international sport ornithology.

It is approved on August 3, 2018 for ratification at the Statutory Congress of Zwolle 2019 and of immediate application in accordance with Article 14 of the Statutes of the COM.

Art. 12- Diffusion

The C.O.M. ensures that this code is widely disseminated, with its printing and publication on the Confederation's website, allowing all interested parties to become acquainted with it.

Approved at the Statutory Congress of the COM in Zwolle, January 2019