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44th International Convention - Online (2020)

An Amendment to Clarify the Timing of Judicial Panel Appeals

Amendment No. 3
44th International Convention
August 13 - 14, 2020


That the International Union Constitution, Article XI, Section 14, is amended to read as follows:

Section 14. Any decision at the Judicial Panel level made by a single trial officer or a three-member trial body may, within thirty days after the receipt date of such decision by the accused and the accuser, be appealed to the full Judicial Panel. Notice of such appeal shall be filed with the Judicial Panel Chairperson, who shall immediately notify the other party. Within 120 days thereafter, the members whose decision is being appealed shall not participate in the Judicial Panel’s consideration of the appeal. The Judicial Panel shall consider such appeals on the record previously established, supplemented by any written memoranda submitted by either party, and subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Judicial Panel. The decision of the Judicial Panel on such appeals shall be issued within thirty days following the adjournment of the meeting at which the appeal is considered.

International Executive Board