1. The General Regulations have been adopted in accordance with Article 21 of the Protocol of the APTA.
2. Should there be any differences between the two, the Protocol shall prevail.
The functions of the General Assembly include but are not limited to the following:
The General Assembly may make its decisions in plenary session by means of resolutions or statements.
The General Assembly shall meet every year at the annual meeting session.
The opening and closing dates of the General Assembly Annual Meeting shall be fixed by the President in agreement with the host Member Institution and after consulting the Director of the Secretariat.
Summary report of the General Assembly discussions shall be distributed as soon as possible.
The provisional agenda shall include:
In principle, the only item on the agenda for an ad hoc meeting should be the matter for which it was convened.
The Executive Committee consists of the President and the Vice Presidents.
The General Assembly shall fill vacancies in the President and the Vice Presidents through election of Member institutions during annual meeting sessions.
The Secretariat consists of the Director of the Secretariat and its Staff.
The President shall appoint the Director of the Secretariat among the candidates nominated by Members at the General Assembly.
The candidates for the Director of the Secretariat should have academic or educational experiences in police training or other police-related areas.
Should the Director of the Secretariat be unable to carry out his or her duties, the most senior member of the Secretariat Staff shall act ad interim, provided the Executive Committee has no objection.
Each Member shall nominate up to two Liaison Officers to form the Liaison Working Group.
Members, within the boundary of their national legislation and available budget, shall make utmost efforts to promote cooperation through the APTA.
Members may present their activities or programmes under the chapeau of the APTA to competent domestic and international authorities to seek for financial support, in particular to the ones responsible for international cooperation in development, cultural and academic exchanges.
The working languages of the APTA shall be English.
During General Assembly sessions, any delegate may speak in other languages,
provided the delegate arranges interpretation into English.
The General Regulations shall be modified by a simple majority of the General Assembly.
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