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of Union Internationale des Chauffeurs Routiers (UICR)
Name and Location
1. There is an association listed under the name Union Internationale des Chauffers Routiers (UICR) according to Art. 246ff of the Liechtenstein Passenger and Society law.
The accociation's headquarters are located in Ruggell (Liechtenstein). The association is recorded in the commercial register in 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The registry number is: FL-001.548.321-9
Goal of the association
1. The goal of the UICR is to connect the national associations of professional drivers on an international level, to defend the rights of the drivers in national and international institutions and to award them due recognition and to increase the level of education, thus improving traffic safety.
A Member associations
1. Membership is open for any national association and/or union or other interest groups of professional drivers. The following restrictions apply:
a) The group must be registered in their country according to the laws of that
b) The group must not have any bylaws that contradict the goals of the UICR.
2. There can only be one association or union registered from each country. If an additional association or union applies for membership, the member association from that same country must give their approval. If the approval is not given, the application will be denied.
3. The application is to be given to the board of directors of UICR. The group's bylaws are to be submitted along with the membership application.
B Honorary members
4. Honorary members can be named at the general meeting. These are persons who have made extraordinary efforts in the interests of professional drivers. Honorary members pay no fees and are not given a vote at the general meeting.
C Promotionary members
5. In addition, vehicle producers, associations, specialty and driver magazines, delivery firms, fuel producers and deliverers can be promotionary members of the UICR. Promotionary members have no right to vote.
Termination of membership
1. The membership can be terminated by:
a. withdrawal by member
c. disbandment, respectively death of the member
d. outstanding membership payments during a two year period
2. The termination of membership is to be sent by registered mail to the board three months before the end of the year.
3. Expulsion can take place for good reason. There is reason for expulsion if the member works against the goals of the UICR.
Finance and liability
1. UICR is financed by
a. membership fees
b. voluntarily gifts
c. sponsoring and will/testament
2. The association is a non profit organisation
3. Liability only effects the assets of the organisation
•1. Any changes of the membership fees need to be submitted to the general assembly meeting.
•2. Membership fees are due on 01.01. for the coming year. If there is no payment within 6 months, the rights of membership will automatically be cancelled until full payment is received by UICR.
•3. The full membership fee is due regardless of when the new member joins the UICR during the year.
•4. In case of termination of membership during the year, payment will not be refunded.
General Meeting of the UICR
The organizing bodies are:
•1. General Assembly Meeting
•2. Presidential board
•3. Secretary General
General assembly meeting of the UICR
1. The General assembly meeting is the highest body of the organisation
2. The general assembly meeting takes place at least once every two years
3. An extra general assembly meeting takes place if at least 5 member associations or the presidential board is requesting a meeting.
4. The invitation to the general assembly meeting is done by mail by the presidential board. The invitation includes the agenda of the meeting and has to be sent out at least one month prior to the meeting. The following points are to be on the agenda:
a) Attendance account
b) Approval of the previous meeting's minutes
c) Report over previous year(s)
d) Report about legal protection
e) Report on international competitions, world championship
f) Financial report
g) Discharge of board
h) Vote for members of presidential boards
5. Requests for the agenda for subjects the general assembly meeting has to decide on need to be submitted to the presidential board at least 6 weeks prior to the meeting. The presidential board decides on whether a request will be on the agenda. 5 member associations can place a final request on the agenda with the presidential board.
6. Each member association has one vote and is represented at the general assembly meeting by his delegates. In case of several member associations in one country, each country still has only one vote.
7. Every member association covers their own cost for attending the meeting.
8. The president leads the meeting. If the president is unable to attend, the vice-president will lead the meeting.
9. In the case of a vote, the simple majority of the present delegates decides. To change a bylaw or to disband the UICR, a ¾ majority of all delegations is required.
10. The general meeting is a quorum when there are half of the member associations present and they are represented according to order and regulations.
11. Decisions of the general meeting are to be recorded word for word in the minutes of the meeting. The minutes are recorded and signed by the secretary general or by the person put in charge by the responsible board member.
12. The presidential board can invite guests to the general assembly meeting.
13. The general assembly meeting has the following duties and responsibilities:
a) acceptance of the yearly reports
b) Election of the presidential board
c) Dealing with requests from the presidential board or from members
d) Decision on new members and on termination or expulsion of existing members
e) Discharge of presidential board
f) Establishing of regulations to effectively put into practice the purpose of the organisation.
g) Changes of the statutes and/or disbandment of the organisation
The Presidential Board
1. The board must be made up of at least five individuals (President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President as well as additional members) from different associations. Members are voted in for four years at the general meeting. Re-elections are possible and not limited.
2. In order to establish that not the whole presidential board needs to be elected, the general assembly meeting can elect certain members for a period of two or four years. Then every other year there are only part of the member to be elect or re-elect. The elected period of the president can be extended to 6 years to guarantee continuity.
3. The presidential board is usually represented by the president. Signatures are regulated in separate competence regulations.
4. The presidential board is responsible to the general assembly meeting for all matters that are not explicitly dealt with by the statutes. The board has to keep track of earnings and expenditures.
5. The president is responsible for managing the business. He can fully or partially delegate it to a third party. The management doesn't have to be handled at the headquarters of the association.
6. Work of the members of the presidential board is considered voluntary work. Travel expenses and other costs are covered by the association.
7. Each member of the presidential board can request a meeting of the board. The meeting decides on the simple majority of the votes present.
8. The presidential board is able to decide on matters if at least half of the members are present.
9. Decisions within the presidential board can be done by mail, e-mail, Fax. Such decisions need to done in full agreement of all members.
10. In other cases or in the case of extenuating circumstances, the presidential board is self-regulating.
1. The Secretary General will be named by the board.
2. The Secretary General manages the UICR according to the direction of the President. The Secretary General is responsible for the minutes of the general meeting which are to be presented to the President within 14 days after the meeting.
3. The position is honorary. Expenses created by this position will be covered by the UICR
Arguments between members
1. In the case of arguments between members, a court of arbitration will be set up with the president as the judge and two presiding members of uninvolved member associations.
2. The court decides according to the Law of Liechtenstein definitively after hearing both parties.
The business year is the same as the calendar year.
Disbandment of the UICR
1. In the case of disbandment of the UICR, existing property will be given to an organisation that represents the interests of professional drivers. The general assembly meeting will decide on the matter.
2. Liquidators are the members of the presidential board.
These statutes are put into power by the general assembly meeting on 13.05.2011. In case of differences in interpretation, the German version counts as valid.