economic equality,enjoyment of fruits ofscientific progress and natural resources.
HEADQUARTERSARTICLE I: NAME
Those who adhere to this constitution constitutea voluntary association of democratic lawyers of allcountries under the name of the
InternationalAssociation of Democratic Lawyers.ARTICLE 2:AIMS
The aims of the Association are:(a) To facilitate contact and exchanges of viewsbetween lawyers and lawyers' associations of
countries and to foster understanding andgoodwill between them.(b) To work together to achieve the aims set outin the Charter of the United Nations.(c) To ensure common action by lawyers:i)to encourage in the realm of lawthe studyand practice of the principles ofdemocracy making for the maintenanceof peace and cooperation betweennations.ii) to restore, defend and developdemocratic rights and liberties inlegislation and in practice.iii) to promote the independence of allpeoples and to oppose any restriction onthis independence whether in law or inpractice.iv)to defend and promote human andpeoples rights.v)
promote preservation of ecology andhealthy environment.vi) to struggle for strict adherence to ruleof law and independence of judiciary andlegal profession.vii) to defend peoples right to developmentand for creation of conditions ofThe headquarters of the Association shall be atsuch place as may be decided by the Bureau.
(I) Membership of the Association
Any national or international associationof lawyers having aims and activities whichare in accordance with the aims of theAssociation.(b) Any person who accepts the aims of theAssociation and by profession orappointment exercises a judicial function
who devotes himself to the study,practice
teaching of law.
Applications for membership shall be madeto the Bureau which can provisionally acceptthem. Such acceptances are subject toconfirmation by decision of the Council.
(a) TheAssociation shall have the following officebearers to be elected by the GeneralAssembly:
(b) No person shall hold the same office for morethan two consecutive terms.(c) The General Assembly may in recognition of
the outstanding contribution of an individual.
elect such an individual as PresidentEmeritus.(d) Rules may be framed by the Council to providefor the procedure for election of the officebearers. In the absence of rules, the Councilshall be free to determine
procedure forthe purpose.