at constituent Assembly session
February, 04, 2006.
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.2. The congress declares itself the spiritual and ideological assignee of the Party of Chuvash national revival and the
1.3. The Organization is considered to be established as a legal entity from the moment of its state registration. After the Organization having been registered the rights of the legal entity are carried out by the Congress Council that executes its duties in conformity with the Covenant.
1.4. The Organization as a legal entity:
a) owns the separate property having it in economic competence or operating management;
b) answers for its obligations with this property;
c) may accrue and exercise property and personal nonproperty rights and perform duties on its own behalf;
d) may act as a plaintiff and a defendant;
e) has an independent balance;
f) establishes and operates accounts both in rubbles and in foreign currency in bank and credit institutions.
1.5. Founders and members of the Organization have no right of ownership to the property, do not answer for the Organization obligations, neither the Organization answers for obligations of founders and members.
1.6. The organization has a round name seal, stamps, letter-heads, an emblem and other attributes of a legal entity.
1.7. The organization carries out its activity in the territory of the
1.8. The organization acts in strict conformity with generally recognized international legal norms, regulations of the Constitutions of the
1.9. Governing bodies of the Organization are located in the city of
1.10. An official language of the Organization is
1.11. Full name of the Organization is:
in Russian - Чувашская республиканская общественная организация «Чувашский Гражданский Конгресс», in abbreviated form – «ЧГК»;
in Chuvash - Чаваш Республикинчи общество организацийё «Чаваш аталанавён пёрлешёвё», in abbreviated form – «ЧАП»,
in English - The Chuvash Republican Public Organization «Chuvash Civil Congress», in abbreviated form – «CCC».
2. THE BASIC PURPOSES AND TASKS
2.1. The basic purposes and tasks of the Organization are:
a) to protect fundamental rights and freedoms of person;
b) to struggle against all forms of discrimination and oppression;
c) to promote the formation of the civilized
d) to realize the right of
e) to protect and strengthen
f) to develop national consciousness and pride;
g) to construct and consolidate an advanced civil society in the Republic;
h) to increase the level of social, political, economic, legal and other cultures of citizens;
i) to increase the social and legal status of the Chuvash language in a society, right up to that of an official language of the
j) to provide for the integrity and development of
k) to protect the rights and interests of
l) to promote the expansion of economic, trading and other contacts of the Chuvash Republics both within the
m) to render assistance in protection of the rights of family, motherhood, childhood, youth and other socially unprotected part of the population;
n) to promote the preservation of the ecological environment and natural resources of the
2.2. For the purposes set out in Article 2.1. the Organization shall:
a) distribute freely the information of its activity;
b) participate in the development of decrees passed by state authorities or bodies of local governing in compliance with the order stipulated by the existing legislation;
c) carry out assemblies, meetings, demonstrations, marches and picketing;
d) establish mass media and carry out publishing activities;
e) represents and protects its own rights, legitimate interests of its members and participants as well as of other citizens in the bodies of state authorities, local governing and public associations;
f) carry out in corpore powers stipulated by laws of public associations;
h) put up initiatives of public life problems and submit proposals to the bodies of the state authorities;
i) participate in elections and referenda in compliance with the order established by the legislation of the
j) establish and support home (within
k) organize courses, educational centers, carry out conferences, seminars, symposiums, consultations on all problems actual for the activities of the Organization.
3. MEMBERSHIP IN THE ORGANIZATION
3.1. The Congress is a self-governed public organization based on voluntary membership and community of interests.
3.2. Members of the Organization can be physical persons - capable citizens of the Russian Federation who have reached age of 18 - and legal entities - public associations - that recognize the present Covenant, pay entrance and membership fees and participate in realization of its purposes and tasks.
3.3. All members of the Organization have equal rights and duties.
3.4. Members of the Congress have right:
a) to take part in its activities;
b) to elect and be elected to all governing and supervising bodies of the Organization;
c) to get any kind of help from the Organization for realization of its purposes and tasks;
d) to receive and distribute the information about the activities of the Organization;
f) to appeal actions of governing bodies and officials of the Organization in the order stipulated by the present Covenant;
h) to terminate its membership in the Organization of his own free will;
3.5. Members of the Congress are obliged:
a) to observe the present Covenant;
b) to take part in realization of its purposes and tasks;
c) to carry out decisions of its governing bodies;
d) to promote ideological and organizational unity of the Organization;
e) to involve new members into the structure of the Organization;
g) to pay entrance and annual membership fees.
3.6. The members of the Organization who have not paid membership fees within calendar year are considered dropped out from the first of next January.
3.7. Members of the Organization whose activities contradict the present Covenant can be excluded from the Congress in the stipulated order.
3.8. Citizens who recognize the present Covenant but for some reasons are not members can participate in the activities of the Organization as supporters.
4. STRUCTURE OF THE CONGRESS AND THE ORDER OF ITS FORMATION
4.1. The structure of the Organization consists of its central governing bodies and local branches.
4.2. The supreme body of the Congress is Assembly. The Assembly holds regular sessions once a year. Extraordinary Assembly session can be held by the decision of the Congress Council (further - Council). Delegates to the Assembly are elected by local branches of the Organization by the quote established by the Council. According to the status the Chairman of the Council (further- Chairman), the Deputy Chairman, members of the Council, members of Control and Inspection committee and chairmen of local branches are the delegates of the Assembly. Congress is considered competent in the presence of more than a half of elected delegates. The decisions of the Congress are accepted by a simple majority of votes.
4.3. Governing body of the Congress during the period between Assembly sessions is Council called at least once a month. Both regular and extraordinary Council meetings are convoked by the decision of Chairman. The Council is considered competent in the presence of more than a half of its members. Decisions of the Council are accepted by a simple majority of votes.
4.4. The supreme official of the Congress is the Chairman who directs the work of the Assembly. During the period between the Assembly sessions Chairman directs the day-to-day operations of Council. In absence of the Chairman the work is carried out by the Deputy Chairman.
4.5.The Chairman of the Congress Council is elected only on an alternative basis.
4.6. The supreme supervising body of the Congress is Control and Inspection committee. The committee is considered competent if three quarters of its members take part in the meeting. The decision of the committee is accepted by a qualified majority of votes. The work of the Control and Inspection committee is directed by its chairman.
4.7. The local branch of the Congress is a structural unit of the Organization and is formed in the administrative territory of local governing bogy of the
5. GOVERNING AND SUPERVISING BODIES OF THE CONGRESS. THEIR POWERS
5.1. The supreme governing body of the Congress is Assembly with the right to make decision on any problems of the Organization activities. The Assembly has the exclusive competence :
a) to found the Congress, to adopt the Covenant and program documents, to make any changes and additions to them, to reorganize and liquidate the Organization;
b) to develop an ideological basis and define the basic directions of the Congress practical activities;
c) to define the structure of the Organization and its governing bodies, to allot them with appropriate powers;
d) to elect the Chairman of the Congress Council, the Deputy Chairman, Control and Inspection committee and other committees, to allot them with appropriate powers;
e) to consider and approve reports on activities of the Congress Council, of Control and Inspection committee and other committees;
f) to consider and approve the budget of the Organization;
h) to approve honorary titles, awards, premiums and grants on behalf of the Organization;
i) to make decisions and statements, to pass resolutions, to issue declarations and other documents on behalf of the Congress Assembly.
5.2. During the period between Assembly sessions the permanent governing body of the Organization is the Congress Council with the right to make decisions on any issues of activities provided by the present Covenant except those referred to the exclusive competence of the Assembly. The Congress Council has the following powers:
а) Convokes an Assembly session and determines the quotas of delegates, considers and approves the draft agenda and issues to be considered by the Assembly;
b) Accepts and excludes local branches from the Organization, coordinates and directs the activities of local branches and renders every kind of help to them ;
c) Approves the decision of local organizations to affiliate /expel members of the Organization; carries out the acceptance and expulsion of members of the Organization until a local branch is formed;
d) Hears the information of Chairman’s day-to-day operations;
e) Controls the Covenant to be observed by all structural units and governing bodies of the Organization;
f) Founds on behalf of the Congress public, charitable, commercial and other organizations and enterprises with various forms of property both within the territory of the
h) Forms and coordinates the activities of consultative and advisory bodies attached to the Congress;
i) Fixes the size of entrance and membership fees and the order of payment.
5.3. The Chairman of the Congress Council is the supreme official of the Organization and has the following powers:
а) Directs the work of Assembly and heads the Council during the period between Assembly sessions;
b) Represents the Congress as a legal entity in all state authorities and local governing bodies, in commercial and noncommercial enterprises and organizations, in public and other associations, in political parties and their regional associations;
c) Forms working bodies of the Organization with the consent of the Congress Council and directs their work;
d) Establishes and operates the accounts in bank and credit institutions both within the territory of the
e) Provides the Congress and its elective bodies with all necessary for their effective operation;
f) Reports about the done work to the Congress and gives the information of his day-to-day operations to the Congress Council;
h) Concludes labor agreements with hired employees and provides their performance;
i) Is responsible for material and financial maintenance of the Organization activities;
In absence of the Chairman or his inability to perform duties the work of Chairman is executed by Deputy Chairman.
5.4. The supreme supervising body of the Congress is Control and Inspection committee that has right to revise financial and economic activities of all bodies of the Organization and observance of the Covenant requirements by members and bodies. Chairman and members of the committee are elected by the Assembly. The committee reports about its work only to Congress and is independent in its activities of any bodies of the Organization. All bodies of the Congress are to give all documents related to both financial and economic operations and activities required by the Covenant at the first demand of the committee. The committee has no right to interfere with ideological, organizational and current financial and economic activities of the Organization and its bodies. In case the committee detects gross infringements in financial - economic operations or violations of the Covenant it shall immediately inform the Chairman and members of Council so that adequate measures be taken. Members and Chairman of Control and Inspection committee cannot enter other elective bodies of the Congress neither can they be employees in the Organization.
5.5. The Congress can establish other permanent and temporary supervising bodies.
6. PROPERTY AND FUNDS OF THE CONGRESS
6.1. The property and funds of the Congress come from entrance and membership fees, corporate or private contributions, business and fundraising activities of the organization and from other earnings not forbidden by the law.
6.2. The Organization can own, have in its economic competence and operative management land, buildings, an available housing, transport vehicles, an equipment, money resources, shares and other securities as well as other property necessary for material maintenance of the Congress activities. The Congress can acquire institutions, publishing houses, and mass media at the expense of its own or attracted funds.
6.3. The property and funds of the Congress are used only for achievement of purposes and tasks set out by the Covenant and cannot be allocated between founders and members.
6.4. The Congress carries out business activity according to existing legislation only so far it serves to the achievement of its purposes and tasks. Earnings of this activity also cannot be allocated between founders and members of the Organization.
6.5. The Organization maintains proper and regular books of its activities, of all accounts and status reports in the established order.
7. REORGANIZATION AND LIQUIDATION OF THE CONGRESS
7.1. The decision on the reorganization (merge, joining, division, separation, transformation) of the Congress is carried out by the Assembly by a vote of two - thirds majority.
7.2. The Congress is considered reorganized from the moment of the state registration of newly arisen legal entities except for a case of joining. In case when another legal entity joins the Congress, the latter is considered reorganized from the moment of the former being recorded in the state register as having terminated its activity.
7.3. After having been reorganized the property of the Congress devolves to a newly arisen legal entity in the order stipulated by the existing legislation.
7.4. The decision on the liquidation of the Organization is made by the Assembly, or judicially in a case stipulated by the law
7.5. The decision on liquidation of the Congress is adopted by two - thirds of votes.
7.6. Liquidation is considered completed and the Organization ceased to exist after the entry in the uniform state register of legal entities.
7.7. The process of liquidation of the Organization is executed by the liquidating committee that makes decision on the issues of property and funds in conformity with the Covenant and the existing legislation.
7.8. After the claims of creditors having been satisfied the remainder of the property can be used for the purposes stipulated by the Covenant.
8. FINAL PROVISIONS
8.1. Changes and additions to the Covenant can be moved by the Assembly both after preliminary discussion at the Council or without it. Thus not less than two - thirds of elected delegates should be present at the session and the decision is adopted by a vote of two - thirds majority.
8.2. The adopted changes and additions to the Covenant of the Organization come into legal force after being registered in the established order.