INTERNAL RULES C.O.M

CHAPTER 1

THE MEANS OF THE C.O.M.

Article 1

The judges who are members of the O.M.J. are called upon to judge birds at world championships and at international exhibitions recognized by the C.O.M ..

Article 2

The Steering Committee of the C.O.M. is also assisted by the World Ornithological Commission for the Protection of Species (COMPE) as well as by the Ornithological Research Commission (CRO) composed, both of one or more expert member (s) (s) in ornithology.

Article 3

The World Ornithological Commission for the Protection of Species (C.O.M.P.E.) is particularly concerned with the protection of species.

In this regard, she is also responsible for representing the C.O.M. with the official authorities of member countries.

Article 4

The Ornithological Research Commission (CRO) aims to establish or renew relations with the scientific world and also to raise the scientific level of breeding by the dissemination of a quality information.

Article 5

The official publication of the C.O.M. called "The News of the C.O.M." is published twice a year (March and September).

Article 6

The annual world championships held in a different country are:

- the first in January in the Northern Hemisphere;

- the second in July in the Southern Hemisphere.

Birds of own breeding raised and exhibited by breeders of member countries participate.

Article 7

New commissions or any other structures can be created by the C.O.M. subject to ratification by the Statutory Congress.

CHAPTER 2

MEMBERS - ADMISSION - OBLIGATIONS - RESIGNATION - EXCLUSION

Article 8

In the event that an organization of a member country is refused to belong to the national entity, it would have the possibility, exceptionally, and for a period of one an, to affiliate directly to the COM, pending a rapid normalization of his situation.

During this time, it will be subject to the same obligations (contributions in particular) as the other national structures that are members of the national entity.

Article 9

In case the legitimacy of the national entity representing the C.O.M. would be contested in its country of origin by one or more national organizations, it would normally be the oldest affiliated to the C.O.M. who would have priority to assume this representation insofar as it would be called into question.

The C.O.M. however, by deviating from the criterion stated above, could choose from among the national structures another representative according to the size of the number of its members and the multidisciplinary nature of their breeding.

Article 10

No independent or dissident organization of the national entity can be affiliated with the C.O.M. except as provided for in article 8 of these rules of procedure.

Article 11

Organizations applying for admission as members of the C.O.M. must agree to approve and respect the statutes of the C.O.M., the rules of procedure, the regulations, the procedures of the C.O.M. and O.M.J. (World Order of Judges) as well as the decisions of the congresses, in writing.

Article 12

The annual contributions payable by member countries are

with respect to the C.O.M., calculated as follows:

- 200 euros for less than 1000 members;

- 300 euros from 1001 to 3000 members;

- 500 euros from 3001 to 6000 members;

- 1,000 euros with more than 6001

regarding the O.M.J. :

- 20 euros per judge O.M.J.

- In addition, the sum of 50 euros, payable once, is payable by the candidate to take the exam for new judge O.M.J.

The Statutory Congress of the C.O.M. sets the rates of these various royalties.

They are published every year in "Les Nouvelles de la C.O.M." March and September.

Article 13

A resigning member country is liable only for the membership fee (s) that have fallen due, a year started counting for a full year.

The resignation of the member country must be sent by registered letter to the President General; a copy of the letter will be sent to the Secretary General.

It will be effective when the Steering Committee of the C.O.M. will have taken note of this letter, will have accepted the resignation and will have confirmed its decision to the member country.

The latter then automatically loses all possible advantages reserved for member countries. He may however be readmitted as a member, but in this case, he may not avail himself of any advantages acquired at the time of his resignation, and he may be asked to pay the overdue contributions.

Finally is supposed to be resigned, the member country which will not have paid its contribution for two consecutive years. A registered letter is then sent to him. If no answer is given, the said member country will be considered to have automatically resigned, without recourse.

Article 14

The exclusion of a member country will be pronounced by the Steering Committee of the C.O.M. by a 2/3 majority, i.e. five (5) members.

The member country will be invited by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt to present its defense before the Statutory Congress.

If the latter confirms the exclusion, the member country concerned loses all its rights and possible advantages (see paragraph 4 of article 13 of these internal regulations).

If the national entity representing the C.O.M. is the subject of an exclusion, it is automatically withdrawn from this representation with all the consequences that this implies.

CHAPTER 3

MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTION OF THE C.O.M.

Article 15

- The administrative part must be clearly separated from the technical part, the O.M.J. (World Order of Judges) will have:

- its own internal regulations which may be modified by the Steering Committee of the C.O.M., on the proposal of the Executive Committee of the O.M.J .;

- its regulations and procedures relating to its areas of intervention, both of which cannot be in contradiction with those of the C.O.M ..

Therefore, it belongs to the Executive Committee of the O.M.J. to submit its decisions to the Steering Committee of the C.O.M., which will only be applicable after ratification.

L'O.M.J., C.O.M.P.E., C.R.O. and all other commissions subsequently created, fit or will fit strictly into the existing statutory framework of the C.O.M. by fully recognizing all administrative regulations which have been or may be adopted in the future.

Article 16

The members of the Executive Committee of the O.M.J. and commissions attend the meetings of the Steering Committee of the C.O.M .; they have an advisory voice only.

Article 17

The representative (s) of the C.O.M.P.E. and the C.R.O. is (are) appointed by the Steering Committee of the C.O.M., for a period of three (3) years, from among the recognized candidate experts presented by the member countries; the same would apply to subsequent commissions created.

Article 18

A member country can only present one candidate per vacant post on the Board of Directors of the C.O.M. than the Executive Committee of the O.M.J. and this in order to ensure the widest possible representativeness of member countries.

The same person cannot be part of both committees at the same time.

Two members of the same family cannot be part of the Steering Committee of the C.O.M. and / or the Executive Committee of the O.M.J ..

A current member of the C.O.M. or the Executive Committee of the O.M.J. may apply for a post other than one of these committees that has become vacant other than the one he occupies.

In the event of election, he will be replaced in his position prior to the next Statutory Congress; otherwise, he will complete his current mandate.

Finally, a member of these committees whose mandate is expiring can only apply for one position.

The Steering Committee of the C.O.M. and the Executive Committee of the O.M.J., meeting in Alicante on August 28, 1999, decided that the same person could not cumulate the functions of member of the C.D.-C.O.M. or C.E.-O.M.J. and President of a National MOC and / or President of a National Technical Commission.

The members of the Steering committees of the C.O.M., Executive of the O.M.J. as well as those of the commissions must have notions of the French language, official language of the C.O.M .. The secretaries must, in addition, be able to write in this language.

Member countries must therefore ensure that they only present candidates who meet these criteria as well as those defined more particularly in article 11 paragraph 3 of the statutes in this regard. which concerns the OMJ.

Article 19

The candidatures for the mandates to be conferred must be sent before the end of June to the President General by registered letter duly signed by two officials of the national entity; a copy of this letter will be sent to the Secretary General.

After June 30, no applications will be accepted; the date of the post will prevail.

The letter will mention for which mandate (s) the candidate (s) is or are candidate (s). </ p >

Each application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae detailing professional and ornithological activities, knowledge of languages, etc. the new candidate.

The outgoing re-eligible member will be automatically re-elected if no candidate is presented.

It is desirable that the greatest number of member countries be represented on the Steering Committee of the C.O.M. and the Executive Committee of the O.M.J ..

Article 20

An application presented by a national entity may be withdrawn until August 31 preceding the holding of the Statutory Congress.

The President General will be notified of the withdrawal by registered letter with a copy to the Secretary General; this must explain the reasons for the decision to withdraw, which can only be one of the following cases: death, permanent physical incapacity, criminal conviction, penalties imposed for fraud or cheating, exclusion or resignation of the candidate ( e) of its national entity.

The latter may submit a new application within the same period.

Article 21

Likewise and for similar reasons, a member of the C.O.M. or the Executive Committee of the O.M.J. may no longer be appointed by his country; he will be considered as having resigned from his post, upon receipt by the President General of the registered letter from the national entity advising him of the withdrawal of his mandate and the reasons thereof; a copy of the letter will be sent to the Secretary General.

Article 22

Likewise, the lasting impediment to exercising its mandate noted by a deliberation of the Steering Committee of the C.O.M. or of the Executive Committee of the O.M.J., automatically results in the resignation of the member concerned.

The Statutory Congress following the resignation will replace him for the remainder of the term of office.

Article 23

The renewals of committee mandates are as follows:

for the Steering Committee of the C.O.M .:

- 1st year, outgoing:

a Vice-President and the Deputy Secretary General

- 2nd year, outgoing:

the Deputy President General and the Secretary General

- 3rd year, outgoing:

the President General, a Vice-President and the Treasurer General

The outgoing member is eligible for re-election when the member country renews its candidacy.

for the Executive Committee of the O.M.J .:

- 1st year, outgoing:

the three (3) members of sections E, G + H, and I - N

- 2nd year, outgoing:

the three (3) members of sections A-B-C, D, and F (O-P)

- 3rd year, outgoing:

the President

The outgoing member is eligible for re-election when the member country renews its candidacy.

Article 24

The President General may convene, with fifteen (15) days notice, the Steering Committee of the C.O.M. whenever it deems it necessary to safeguard the interests of the C.O.M. or ensure its proper functioning.

On the other hand, the President General must convene the Management Committee at the written request of four (4) of its members.

In this case, he will do so within one month of receiving the letter to be sent to him by registered post.

Article 25

The two Vice-Presidents, the Deputy Secretary General and the President of the C.O.M. - H.S. maintain the best possible relations with the member countries for which they are responsible. They must be at their disposal for any problems that may arise regarding the organization of the C.O.M .. They also seek to establish relations with countries which are not yet members. In this regard, they are taking all the necessary initiatives to achieve this objective.

They can, if necessary, share this activity with the Secretary General and / or the Treasurer General.

In addition to the above, the Deputy President General assists the President General in his mission.

He replaces him if necessary, and this when the President General resigns or is unable to fulfill his function or has died during a financial year. The Deputy President General assumes the presidency until the next Statutory Congress where the election will be possible; the new President General will complete the current mandate.

Article 26

The Secretary General is in charge of all the administrative tasks essential for the proper functioning of the secretariat of the C.O.M., those of the secretariat of the O.M.J. being assumed by the Secretary of the Executive Committee.

He writes for the Statutory Congress, an annual report on all the activities of the C.O.M ..

It keeps all documents for a period of 12 years.

However, all documents relating in particular to the creation of the C.O.M. will be kept beyond this term.

Article 27

The General Treasurer is accountable for all the assets of the C.O.M. of which he keeps and draws up an inventory.

The funds will be deposited in a bank.

Will have the signature: the Treasurer General, the President General and the Secretary General. Two of them must sign jointly for operations other than those relating to day-to-day management.

The General Treasurer will be able to regulate alone all the expenses relating to the daily management.

The accounts will be controlled by an office of chartered accountants. The latter will write an annual report for the Statutory Congress.

Article 28

Any member country can be represented at the Statutory Congress as well as at the O.M.J ..

This delegate will have his main domicile in the member country he represents.

In addition, this delegate will be considered as authorized, if he can justify the delivery of a proxy in his favor, duly signed by two (2) responsible members of the national entity .

The power of attorney may be valid for both the Statutory Congress of the C.O.M. than for that of the O.M.J ..

Article 29

The following points are automatically placed on the agenda of the O.M.J. Congress:

- speech by the President;

- Secretary's activity report;

- election (s) or re-election (s) of member (s) of the Executive Committee of the O.M.J .;

- administrative and / or technical proposal (s);

- questions from national entities by application of the provisions of article 30 below.

Are automatically placed on the agenda of the Statutory Congress of the C.O.M., the following points:

- speech by the President General;

- activity report of the Secretary General;

- report of the General Treasurer;

- approval of the accounts and discharge to be given to the members of the Steering Committee of the C.O.M. and the General Treasurer;

- election (s) or re-election (s) of member (s) of the Steering Committee of the C.O.M .;

- administrative proposal (s);

- organization of the next world championships (place and dates);

- candidacy (s) for the following world championships;

- ratification of the administrative and / or technical proposal (s) of the O.M.J. Congress;

- questions from national entities by application of the provisions of article 30 below.

Article 30

Member countries wishing to propose items on the agenda of C.O.M. and O.M.J., must send them, by registered mail, before June 30 preceding the date of

congress (date of post), to the address mentioned in the "News" for the month of March; a copy of the letter will be sent to the Secretary General.

After this deadline, no item will be accepted for inclusion on the agenda of said congress.

CHAPTER 4

MODIFICATION OR REVISION

Article 31

The modification of part of these internal regulations or their revision will be done in Statutory Congress by application of the provisions of paragraph 6 of article 21 of the statutes.

Approved by the Statutory Congress held in Cesena, (Italy), on Saturday, January 20, 2018