ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE BULGARIAN JUDGES ASSOCIATION
Art. 1. The Bulgarian Judges Association (The Association) is an independent and voluntary professional organisation which unites the judges in Bulgaria and contributes to the protection of their professional, intellectual, social and material interests and to the strengthening of the positive social image of the Bulgarian Courts.
1.1. The Association will be established for an indefinite period, as a non-for-profit legal entity, with its own seal and bank account.
1.2. The name of the Association will be “The Bulgarian Judges Association”.
1.3. The name of the Association may be used in foreign languages in translation approved by the Board of Directors. Under the name BULGARIAN JUDGES ASSOCIATION the Association shall be presented to the international organizations.
1.4. The Association will have its own symbols approved by the General Assembly.
Art. 2. The seat of the Association is: Sofia.
Art. 3. /canceled/
Art. 4. The Association shall carry out is activities in compliance with the rules of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria, the legislation in force and its own purposes, without distributing profits.
II. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Art. 5. The Association’s goals are:
5.1. to unite the judges in Bulgaria in order to assist the protection of their professional, intellectual, social and material interests;
5.2. to stimulate the consolidation of the professional and social authority of the Bulgarian Courts;
5.3. to stimulate the improvement of the professional qualification of judges and assist their professional performance;
5.4. to support the development and the enforcement of draft law projects, related to the effective functioning of the Judiciary;
5.5. to co-operate with the Ministry of Justice and other governmental bodies in the implementation of new methods and means of mastering judicial effort;
5.6. to maintain relations with similar international organisations, as well as with other international governmental or non-governmental bodies, organisations and institutions;
5.7. to research and support historically determined legal and judicial traditions in the Republic of Bulgaria.
Art. 6. To achieve its goals the Association will:
6.1. Collaborate with organisations, institutions and physical persons within this country and abroad for timely information exchange;
6.2. Conduct, assign and sponsor research, scientific developments and publications, related to its activities and goals;
6.3. Organize symposia, seminars, conferences and other national and international forums;
6.4. Publish and distribute materials within its activities area; build and maintain research and personnel training units, as well as such for permanent access to information;
6.5. Carry out other activities relating to the goals as per art. II.5.
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