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FAQ

In this section the Juridical Commission is presenting a list of frequently asked questions and also direct answers to them. Please inform yourself here first before you approach the JC with your matter, as it may have been already answered before.

What is the CIA?

The CIA stands for the Latin phrase Corpus Iuridicum Aegeense which represents the legal document and official statute of AEGEE-Europe that holds a good number of rules and regulations guiding the entire association. This fundamental document can be divided into three main parts: the Statutes of AEGEE-Europe which delineate the most important aspects of the association; the Working Formats which provide an added insight on a particular working body within the same association and the Annexes which include the applicable French law guiding our association and the Application Form for Candidatures. The CIA remains a highly dynamic document and in fact, at every agora, there is the possibility for members to submit proposals to introduce or amend changes which following a positive voting, they are endorsed. However, it is the task of the JC that after every agora, these changes have to be implemented and published to the availability of the Network.

How do JC members get their training?

 Continuity of the Juridical Commission is solely based on knowledge transfer coming from the previous JC members. Coming to the aid of the new JC members are the archives. There is a paper archive containing copies of AEGEE Locals and AEGEE Working Groups Statutes and of the Convension d’Adhesion at the Head Office in Brussels and there is also an electronic archive containing useful information about the Statutes of the locals, Former Contracts of AEGEE-Europe, Data on Former Statutory Meetings and Track Note of the JC Meetings held over the years. However, practice makes perfect and it is only with the passing of time and the indulgence into new experience that the JC member gains practical know-how and valuable knowledge in dealing efficiently and diligently the several tasks of the Commission.

Who are the JC Sub-commissioners?

 Taking note of the extensive work that the Juridical Commission needs to cover in a short period of time with only three people involved, the idea is to have a selected number of law students from different legal backgrounds to aid in the process while at the same time gaining insight of the work. This is the most adequate preparation and acquaintance with the role and functions of the JC prior to their eventual involvement in the JC. In fact, depending on the issues on the agenda, the JC Sub-commissioners would be dealing with a variety of tasks ranging from monitoring Working Group Digital Elections to help in the electoral procedure and the counting of ballot papers during an Agora to collect data for the JC Archive.

Is the JC the lawyer of AEGEE-Europe?

 NO! The Juridical Commission is not vested with representation of AEGEE-Europe at any external institution or organisation and not least any court. The JC is more of an entity which seeks to regulate the association internally within the same Network as provided by our Statutes. In fact, for many special legal issues arising, AEGEE-Europe engages a Belgian lawyer. In the course of normal matters, the CD would ask for a preliminary opinion of the JC on a particular issue in point just for mere information but actual legal counsel is sought from a lawyer practicing under Belgian law.

Can the JC intervene in legal issues involving AEGEE locals and AEGEE Working Groups?

 Although there might be some legal issues arising concerning the associations within the Network such as AEGEE locals and AEGEE Working Groups, the Juridical Commission is not in a position to act as a lawyer because it does NOT have the legal representation nor expertise to do such. Indeed, this calls for the involvement of a local lawyer who would have the necessary knowledge of the legislation under dispute. Nonetheless, it is advisable for the involving AEGEE bodies to inform both the Juridical Commission as well as the Comite Directeur of the existence of any law dispute.

What is the difference between visitor, envoy and delegate… and observer?

All members of AEGEE locals have the right to visit an AGORA. However their purpose could be different according to their rights. The delegates and the envoys are called members of the Agora. The envoys are able to speak and ask questions during the sessions, while delegates have no limitations, so they (and only they) have the right to vote. The visitors have the right only to visit prytania, Agora sessions, workshops and the rest, except voting procedures. They are not members of the Agora, but are members of Locals. The observers have the same rights as visitors. However they are not coming from an AEGEE Contact.
 

Who has the right to make a proposal?

Everyone, who is a member of an AEGEE-Local has the right to make a proposal. He/She should mention the local, the AEGEE-Working Group or the organ (CD, AC, JC, MC, NC, Committees) they represent.