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STANDARD REVISED STATUTES OF THE SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS
Amendment to some Provisions of the Chairman’s Resolution No. 69/2011, 
Regarding the Executive Regulation of Sports Federations
 
UAE TENNIS ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION EFFECTIVE 2015/2016 SEASON
Chairman’s Resolution No. 40/2014
Concerning the amendments to some provisions of the Chairman’s Resolution No. 69 /2011, 
Circular
            No. 117 /2014
 
To: Olympic Committee, Federations and Associations engaged in youth & sports welfare,
 
Dear Secretary-General,
After compliments,
 
Re: Amendment to some Provisions of the Chairman’s Resolution No. 69/2011, 
 
Regarding the Executive Regulation of Sports Federations
 
Execution: Top Urgent
 
The General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare, extends sincere greetings to you and would wish to appreciate your dedicated efforts and the ongoing cooperation to realize our common objective of serving the UAE.
 
With reference to the Chairman’s Resolution No. 40/2014 regarding the amendment of some provisions of the Chairman’s Resolution No. 69/2011, regarding the Executive Regulation of Sports Federations, all concerned authorities are required to implement this resolution in their respective domains and shall come into force as of this date.
 
Thanks and best wishes,
 
 
Ibrahim Abdul Malik,
Secretary-General
 
 Chairman’s Resolution No. 40/2014
 
Concerning the amendments to some provisions of the Chairman’s Resolution No. 69 /2011, 
 
Regarding the Executive Regulation of Sports Federations
 
-      Having reviewed the Federal Law No 1/1972 and its amendments as regards the prerogatives of ministries and ministers.
-      the Federal Law No 8/1984 and its amendments regarding commercial entities,
-      the decree issued pursuant to the federal law No. 7/2008 regarding the Authority and operating entities,
-      the Chairman’s Resolution No. 85/1988 and its amendments regarding the Unified statutes of Sports Federations,
-      cabinet's resolution No. 19/2001 regarding the Authority’s Organization Chart,
-      cabinet's resolution No. 106, 107, 103/2010 regarding the formation of the Authority’s Board of Directors,
-      secretary-general’s resolution No. 23/2009 regarding the formation of the Regulations and Executive Systems Preparation Committee related to the Decree,
-      the resolution issued by the Authority’s Board of Directors in the meeting No. 4/2010 regarding the approval of the Executive Regulation of Sports Federations ,
-      the Chairman’s ResolutionNo 69/2011 regarding the approval of the amendments introduced to the Executive Regulation of Sports Federations ; along with the resolution issued by the Authority’s Board of Directors in its meeting No. 3 dated 21/10/2014 regarding the enforcement of the final amendments to the provisions of the Chairman’s Resolution No. 69/2011
-      what was presented by the Authority’s Secretary-General, 
We have decided,
 
To endorse this Regulation under name “Executive Regulation of Sports Federations” comprising 60 Articles detailed as follows:

Article (1)
Definitions
 
The following words and phrases, wherever appearing in this Regulation, shall have the meanings shown against each of them, unless the context indicates otherwise:
 

Country United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Authority The General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare.
Board The Board of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare
Chairman Chairman of the Board
Decree The decree issued pursuant to a federal law No. 7/2008 regarding the Authority and operating entities.
Regulation The Executive Regulation of Sports Federations issued under the Decree.
Entity A legal public or private (profit or non-profit) entity engaged in the youth sports and welfare activities in the UAE under the decree.
Operating Entity A public entity licensed by the Authority to exercise one game/discipline (or more) or specific activity including sports federations, associations, clubs and athletic association.
Private Entity The private entity licensed by the Authority to exercise one game/discipline (or more) or specific activity under the umbrella of the Federation including clubs, private centers, companies and service offices.
Promulgated Entity The operating entity that acquires its legal personality after promulgation by the Authority under the decree.
Federation The entity promulgated by the Authority to manage one game/discipline or more, or any other specific activity under the provisions of this regulation.
Sports Association The entity promulgated by the Authority to manage one game/discipline under the provisions of the relevant regulation
Athletic Association The entity operating under the umbrella of the federation and promulgated by the Authority under the under the provisions of the relevant regulation including athletes' associations, referees, professionals and fans.
Statute The internal legislative act required to establish, promulgate and  run an entity in from the executive (administrative, financial and technical) aspects, without do not clash with the provisions of the decree, regulation and other legislations  applicable in the UAE.
General Assembly The entity with legislative, organizational, procedural reference and legal competency constituted pursuant to the provisions of this regulation made up of by all operating and Affiliate Members.
Member The party or ordinary person who is an operating or Affiliate Member in the General Assembly in any of the categories mentioned of this Regulation. 
Active Member The member entitled to attend the General Assembly and has the right to vote, stand as candidate and cast a ballot
Affiliate Member The member entitled to attend the General Assembly but has no right to vote, stand as a candidate or cast a ballot.
Founding Member The Active Member who participates in establishing a sports federation or association
Office Term A term of four years starting within 5 months from the end of a term and finishing within 4 months from the following term.
Representative The Emirati citizen commissioned to represent an entity who is a member in the General Assembly.
Board of Directors The elected or appointed persons to run the federation during the office term including international and continental federation members, if any.
Chairman of the Board The person elected or appointed to chair the Federation.
Executive Office The office formed by the Board of Directors and authorized to consider urgent issues compelling immediate action on behalf of the Board of Directors.
Committee Any permanent, temporary or ad hoc committee formed by the Board of Directors from its own members, or by adding a panel of experts and specialists of relevance to carry out specific tasks to help the Board of Directors to perform their duties and realize their objectives.
Cadre The human resources including each permanent or temporary employee holding a certain position in the organization chart of the federation for a salary specified by the relevant financial regulation.
Club The promulgated body established pursuant to the relevant regulations to exercise a game/games, a discipline / disciplines or specific activity /activities.
Sports Center The entity established, approved or promulgated by the Authority to exercise specific activities including youth and sports activities.
External Federation The sports entity responsible for managing and realigning a game, sport or specific activity including the international, continental, regional, Arabian and GCC federations.
International Federation The sports entity established to manage and realign a game, sport or specific activity at the international level.
International Law The legislations issued by the International Federation governing various technical and administrative aspects of a game/ discipline or specific activity, observed and implemented by the federation.
Olympic Games The (Winter or Summer) Olympic Games organized by the International Olympic Committee on a set date once every four years
Olympic Games Date The approved set date for organizing the (Winter or Summer) Olympic Games, whether held or not.
Majority The legal reference for issuing legitimate resolutions and approving recommendations by amassing more affirmative votes than negative ones.
Simple Majority A majority in which the number of affirmative votes voters exceeds the number  of negative
voters without specifying a number for affirmative votes. In case of equal votes, the chairman’s vote automatically becomes the official majority.
Absolute Majority This requires the votes of half of eligible members + 1 (including absentees) 50%+1, noting that the rounding rule does not apply here.
Proportional    Majority This requires the votes of half of the quorum (without counting absentees) + 1 (including absentees) 50%+1, noting that the rounding rule does not apply here.
 

 
Article (2)
Federation
 
The operating sports entity with a legal personality which is financially and administratively independent after promulgation. In this capacity, it is responsible for managing and realigning a game, sport (or more) or specific activity. It is not allowed to promulgate more than one federation for the same game/discipline or specific activity in the country.
 
Article (3)
Federation Responsibilities
 
The federation shall comply with the following:
A.   The Authority’s general policy, organizational & executive guidelines, along with resolutions and instructions issued.
B.  Legislations and laws along with valid Olympic, international, regional and national codes of relevance.
 
Article (4)
Federation Objectives
 
The federation shall seek to realize the following objectives:
A.   Promoting the spirit of loyalty, sense of belonging and national identity among youth.
B.  Disseminating sports spirit and cementing the principles of fair competition and fair play.
C.  Enhancing the communal infrastructure and its various elements and components.
D.  Combating all types of riots, fanaticism and encouraging positive, purposeful and constructive support.
E.   Establishing the principles of co-operation and mutual respect with various internal and external entities.
F.   Representing the UAE in various sports venues in the best possible manner
G.  Shoring up ties of communication, mutual approach and co-operation with other nations.
 
 
Article (5)
Federation Prerogatives
 
A.   Running, developing and building strong base for the game/discipline or specific activity.
B.  Forming national teams of various and categories capable of making achievements.
C.  Encouraging and capitalizing on the participation of women in all sports activities.
D.  Discovering talented athletes, honing their skills and enhancing their capabilities to make sports achievements.
 
Article (6)
Federation Categories
 
   Federations are classified as follows:
A.   Olympic Federation: Member in an international federation for an Olympic game.
B.  Paralympic Federation: Member in an international federation accredited by the International Olympic Committee for a non-Olympic game
C.  Non-Olympic Federation: Member in an international federation unaccredited by the International Olympic Committee.
D.  Specific Federation: Member in an international federation accredited by the International Olympic Committee for a specific activity.
E.   Popular Federation: The federation in charge of a popular local game/discipline. 
 
Article (7)
Federation Promulgation 
 
A.   The Authority shall approve the promulgation of a federation as per the following conditions:
1.     Olympic/Paralympic Federation: Providing founders of four clubs as minimum or providing founders of three clubs as minimum + (a sports center or sports association)
2.     Non-Olympic Federation: Providing founders of 5 clubs as minimum or four clubs + (a sports center or sports association).
3.     Specific Federation: Providing an accredited international or continental entity exercising the same activity.
4.     Popular Federation: Providing an entity exercising an activity in a popular game /discipline.
 
B.  The Authority may amend, add or exempt some foundation conditions for the public interest.
 
Article (8)
Promulgation Procedures
The founders (or their delegates) shall submit to the Authority a promulgation application supported by the following:
 
First: Basic Information including:
A.   Statute which includes:
1.   Federation Name (In English and Arabic) and its official logo.
2.   Premises Details including location, contact details such as mailing address, email, telephone and fax numbers
3.   Objectives, tasks and prerogatives
4.   Organization chart and job description
5.   Financial resources and the source of financing
6.   The entity other than the Authority to which the federation's (moveable or immovable) assets devolve when the federation is dissolved.
B.  Minutes of the Foundation Meeting approved by founders
C.  A written declaration indicating compliance with the Authority's instructions.
 
 
Second: Technical Data including:
1.   The international name of the game/discipline or specific activity (in Arabic and English)
2.   Federation Category: (According to the classification stated in Article 6 of this Regulation) 
3.   The international and continental system of the game/discipline or specific activity.
4.   The international law, technical  and organizational legislations of relevance
5.   Events and participations within the country and beyond (if any)
6.   The infrastructure of the game/discipline or specific activity and its geographical distribution in the country.
 
 
Article (9)
Promulgation Resolution
 
First: The promulgation application shall be submitted to the Board to make the decision of approval or rejection.
Second: The promulgation resolution applicants shall be informed in writing about the resolution issued within two weeks of the date of issue.
A.    In case the promulgation application is approved, the Authority takes the following measures:
1.   Issuing the promulgation certificate for the relevant federation
2.   Publishing the  promulgation resolution and the statute in the official gazette
3.   Transforming founders into the members of the General Assembly (pursuant to the provisions of Article (13) of this Regulation)
4.   Issuing the resolution of the formation of the Board of Directors
 
B.    In case the promulgation application is rejected:
Applicants may submit a grievance in writing to the Council within 30 days from the rejection notification date. The Council shall review the grievance and make a final decision within 120 days as maximum from the date the grievance received by the Authority.
 
Third: In case a sports association is associated with the promulgation of a federation, the Authority shall abolish the promulgation of that association and transfer its General Assembly, assets, privileges, rights and responsibilities to the promulgated federation. 
 
 
 
Article (10)
Removing a game / discipline or specific activity from a federation
 
First: The Authority may remove a game / discipline or specific activity from a federation and promulgate a new federation or sports association for the dissociated game.
 
Second: The Authority may approve the removal of a game / discipline or specific activity from a federation and promulgate a new federation or sports association pursuant to an application submitted to the Board of Directors of the concerned federation for this purpose, supported by the following requirements:
 
A.    Organizational Data, which includes:
1.   The underlying reasons for the removal of the game / discipline or specific activity from a federation.
2.   Data of the General Assembly members who practice that game/ discipline or specific activity.
3.   Minutes of the General Assembly including the removal approval resolution or the minutes of the Board of Directors of a federation with no General Assembly.
 
B.    The basic data mentioned in Article (8/A) of this Regulation
C.    The technical data mentioned in Article (8/Second) of this Regulation
D.   Any other data required by the Authority
Third: All promulgation procedures mentioned in Item (Second/A), Item (Third) of Article (9) of this Regulation are enforceable on this federation.
 
Article (11)
Transforming sports association into federation
 
First: The Authority may approve the transforming of a sports association into a sports federation after fulfilling the following conditions:
 
A.   Fulfilling the conditions mentioned in the provisions of Article (7) of this Regulation
B.  Elapsing of office term since the promulgation of a sports association
C.  Submitting to the transformation application form to the Authority, together with the following details:
1.   The underlying reasons for transference
2.   The basic data mentioned in Article (8/A) of this Regulation
3.   The minutes of the General Assembly including the transference approval resolution or the minutes of the Board of Directors of a sports association that has no General Assembly.
 
D.  Submitting written declaration stating:
1.   Compliance with regulations, resolutions, instructions and procedures issued by the Authority including the provisions set forth of this Regulation.
2.   No-action letter (Quittance Certificate) indicating that no legal actions raised against the concerned sports association or its board of directors.
 
Article (12)
Federation Components
 
The federation is made up of the following components:
A.   General Assembly
B.  Board of Directors
C.  Executive Office (if any)
D.  Permanent and Temporary Committees
E.   Administrative and Technical cadre
 
Article (13)
General Assembly (GA)
 
First: The General Assembly is made up of two categories: Active Members and Affiliate Members.
 
A.   The Active Members category consists of the following:
1.   Sports centers (if any)
2.   Private entities(if any)
3.    Athletic associations(if any)
 
B.  The Affiliate Members category consists of:
1.   Entities concerned with the game/discipline or specific activity licensed by parties other than the Authority.
2.    Public figures
3.   Members of the board of directors of executive offices along with international and continental federations (if any, by their consent)
 
Second: In case the General Assembly members are reduced to less than four, pursuant to a resolution issued by the Authority, the Board of Directors may serve until the lapse of the office term.
 
Article (14)
Affiliation to a Federation
 
A.   Any member may affiliate to the General Assembly for the first time as a "Affiliate Members" according to the following procedures:
1.   Submitting an affiliation application along with the required data and fees payment receipt
2.   The Board of Directors shall study the application in the nearest session and shall issue a resolution of approval or rejection
3.   When the reasons of rejection are removed, the member may submit an affiliation application again.
B.  The affiliation resolutions shall be referred to the General Assembly for approval ASAP. The resolution issued by the Board of Directors shall be good enough to federations where no General Assembly exists.
C.  The Board of Directors shall issue written instructions explaining the affiliation procedures, its phases, fees and collection method, along with grace periods and durations set for each procedure and stage.
D.  The General Assembly members of any existing federation shall be exempted from the provisions of this regulation.
 
 
 
 
 
Article (15)
Transforming Affiliate Member into Active Member
 
A Affiliate Member may be transformed into an Active Member pursuant to Article (13/B/1) of this Regulation according to the following conditions:
 
A.   Completing 2 years as a General Assembly member
B.  Paying off all financial dues.
C.  Fulfilling the minimum number of participations as stated in the federation annual agenda.
D.  Clear history of offences, transgressions or other sports offences such as elimination or blocking.
 
Article (16)
Prerogatives of the General Assembly 
 
The General Assembly shall undertake the following roles:
A.   Sanctioning the annual administrative and financial reports, appointing and approving auditors.
B.  Selecting or dismissing any member of the Board of Directors
C.  Sanctioning the statute amendments after being approved by the Authority
D.  Recommending the disbandment or merging of a federation, dissociation of a game or dealing conclusively with its funds and onward submission to the Authority for consideration.
E.   Considering the suggestions submitted.
 
Article (17)
General Assembly Meetings
 
A.   The General Assembly meetings shall be headed by the chairman / vice-chairman of the board of directors (deputies) in case of his absence, or the secretary-general in case the chairman/ vice-chairman of directors (deputies) are absent, or anyone selected by the General Assembly from the Active Members who are entitled to vote in the absence of the above-mentioned.
B.  The chairperson of the meeting shall select from the attendees a rapporteur to take the minutes.
C.  The chairperson of the meeting and the rapporteur shall sign the minutes and onward submission to the Board of Directors for approval.
D.  Handing over a copy of the minutes to the Authority within two weeks from the date of the meeting.
 
Article (18)
General Assembly Quorum
 
A.   The participation quorum shall be deemed valid with the attendance of the absolute majority (50%+1) of the Active Members who have the right to vote.
B.  Withdrawal of less than 50% of the members constituting the quorum shall not prejudice the continuity of the meeting
C.  In case of withdrawal of more than 50% of the members constituting the quorum, the meeting shall be called off.
D.  In case the number of attendees does not constitute the quorum, within the set time, the meeting shall be postponed for an hour as maximum.
E.   In case the attendees make the quorum within an hour from the set time, the meeting shall be held.
F.   In case the attendees do not constitute the quorum within an hour from the set time, the meeting shall be postponed for a week as maximum.
G.  The quorum of the delayed meeting shall be deemed legal with the attendance of more than two-thirds of the members who have the right to vote.
H.  In case the attendees still do not constitute the quorum of the delayed meeting, the case shall be referred to the Authority to take a decision.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Article (19)
General Assembly Meetings in Emergency Situations 
 
A.   In case emergency situation prevents the convention of the General Assembly as scheduled, the Board of Directors shall take the following procedures:
1.   Postponing the meeting for a period of 2 weeks as maximum, or otherwise until the force majeure situation vanishes.
2.   Notifying the Authority and the General Assembly in writing about the reasons of postponement along with the new place and time set for the delayed meeting.
3.   The agenda of the delayed meeting may not be altered or cancelled whatever the case may be.
B.  The provisions of Article (8) shall apply on the delayed meeting.
 
Article (20)
Adjournment of General Assembly Meetings
 
A.   In case a General Assembly meeting is held as scheduled, but some unexpected mishaps (excluding force majeure) interrupt the meeting, the Board of Directors shall take the following procedures:
1.   Adjourning the meeting and considering the completed part of the meeting as a first session.
2.   Adjourning the session and posting the pending matters of the agenda to a second session.
3.   Holding the second session within a period of 7 days as maximum from the date of adjournment of the first session.
4.   Resolutions taken in the first session shall be deemed legitimate.
B.  Provisions of Article (18/F/G) of this Regulation apply regarding the quorum of the second session.
 
Article (21)
Types of General Assembly Meetings
 
 The General Assembly meetings shall be divided into the following types:
 
A.   Ordinary meeting
B.  Electoral meeting
C.  Extra-ordinary meeting
 
Article (22)
Ordinary Meeting
 
A.   The ordinary meeting shall be held at least once every year within a period of 3 months as maximum from the end of the fiscal year. The meeting date shall be set in co-ordination with the Authority.
B.  The secretary-general shall send written invitations in the name of the Chairman of the Board of Directors to the members of the General Assembly who have the right to attend the ordinary meeting within a period of 15 days as minimum and 30 days as maximum from the date of the meeting. The invitation shall include the date and time of the ordinary meeting along with the following details:
1.    A list with the members of the General Assembly who have the right to attend.
2.    Minutes of the previous (ordinary/extra-ordinary/electoral) General Assembly meeting.
3.    The agenda with members' suggestions included.
4.    Annual administrative and financial reports
C.  Members may write their suggestions on the agenda along with the name of their representatives one week before the meeting.
 
Article (23)
Electoral Meeting
 
A.   The electoral meeting shall be held at the end of the electoral period within a period of 5 months as maximum from the end of the office term.
B.  The secretary-general shall send written invitations in the name of the Chairman of the Board to the members of the General Assembly who have the right to attend the electoral meeting within a period of 16 weeks as minimum from the date of the electoral meeting. The invitation shall include the date and time of the electoral meeting along with the following details:
1.    A list with the Active Members who have the right to stand for elections.
2.    Durations, procedures, dates of the electoral meeting.
3.    Instructions related to candidacy procedures and appeals.
C.  For federation not participating in elections, the Authority may hold the electoral meeting before the date set for elections.
D.  The electoral meeting shall be held upon the lapse of the office term of a temporary Board of Directors, provided that the remaining period for that Board of Directors is not less than 2 years.
 

 
Article (24)
Stages and Procedures of Electoral Meeting
 
First: Stages of Electoral Meeting
 
A.   The number of electoral meeting stages shall be (10), lasting for 16 weeks to be implemented as per the following table:
Stage Stage duration till meeting date Stage duration in weeks Stage procedures
1 Setting the electoral meeting date 16 weeks 2 1.  In coordination with the Board of Directors, the Authority shall issue a letter specifying the date, place and stages of the electoral meeting.
2.  With the Authority's letter attached, the federation shall invite the members of the General Assembly of the federation to attend the electoral meeting.
  Formation of the Elections Preparation Committee 14 weeks 2 1.  The Board of Directors shall hold a meeting to issue the decision of forming the Elections Preparation Committee and the Authority shall be informed of the same in writing.
2.  The Elections Preparation Committee shall be chaired by one of the members of the Board of Directors, provided that that member is not running as a candidate, + 2 persons from the federation. In case no member of the board of directors is nominated, the Authority shall appoint anyone it deems appropriate.
3.  The Elections Preparation Committee shall start dispatching its duties within one week from the formation decision issued by the Board of Directors. 
3 Receiving and delivering candidacy forms 12 weeks 2 1.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall receive the candidacy forms of all types from the Authority, examine them carefully and coordinate with federation in this regard.
2.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall inform the members of the General Assembly of the date and place of receiving and delivering candidacy forms in addition to candidacy opening and closing dates.
3.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall deliver the candidacy forms to eligible General Assembly members against an official delivery receipt.
4 Opening and closing of candidacy 10 weeks 2 1.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall receive and save the candidacy forms in sealed envelopes against an official delivery receipt and approve the eligible ones. 
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Receiving candidacy forms 8 weeks 2 1.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall consider the received forms and notify applicants to complete the missing data, if any
2.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall classify forms into complete forms and 'justified' incomplete forms.
3.   The Authority shall send a letter to the federation along with approved candidacy list to open the door for objection.   
7 Objection 4 weeks 2 1.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall announce the approved list of candidates; open the door for objections and specifying its duration and procedures.
2.   The Elections Preparation Committee shall decide on the objections raised through an official record which shall be referred to the Board of Directors to take appropriate actions.
3.   The Board of Directors shall endorse the objection record and submit it to the Authority for approval.  
8 Issuing candidates' final list 3 weeks 1 1.   The Authority shall verify all objections raised, make a decision to approve candidates' final list and send a copy of the same to the Board of Directors for implementation.
2.   The Board of Directors shall announce the final list in the federation premises and officially notify candidates of the same.
3.   The mission of elections preparation committee shall come to an end upon issuing the candidates' final list
9 Final Procedures 2 weeks 1 1.   The Authority shall inform the Board of Directors in writing about the date and place of the electoral meeting and complete all procedures of relevance.
2.   The Board of Directors shall circulate the Authority's letter to all concerned parties including members of the General Assembly to confirm their attendance and nominate their representatives.
10 Voting Final week The voting process shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of Article No. (28) of this Regulation.
 
B.  In case an official holiday of one or more days is declared during any of these stages, that day(s) shall be substituted by the nearest following working day(s).
Second: Electoral Meeting Procedures
A.   The electoral meeting procedures shall be announced through a written circular issued by the Authority in cooperation with the Board of Directors
B.  The voting system, its style and method shall be announced in writing issued by the Authority manually or electronically.
Third: In case a candidate is disqualified from the initial list mentioned in stage (6) of electoral meeting stages, the nominator may replace that candidate with another one in stage (7). In case the new candidate is disqualified again, the nominator shall be denied the candidacy right in that category without prejudicing the right of voting for that nominator.
 
Article (25)
Appeals Committee
 
First: The Authority shall form a neutral, independent appeal committee comprising experts to consider appeals related to the electoral meeting (including voting procedures, quorum validity, votes counting, and results announcement) and issuing the final rulings pertaining to these appeals as follows:
A.   The committee shall be made up of 3 members beyond the cadre, + one rapporteur from the cadre.
B.  Appeals shall officially be referred to the Authority within a period of 3 days as maximum starting from the working day following the end of the electoral meeting (excluding official holidays)
C.  The appeal committee shall undertake the following roles:
1.   Reviewing different electoral meeting inputs
2.   Reviewing the minutes of the electoral meeting
3.   Listening to the testimonies of all relevant parties
4.   Requesting any concerned party to present themselves before the appeal committee
5.   Suspending any procedures related to the appeal for a period of 3 days as maximum (when necessary)
D.  The appeal committee shall issue its final justified rulings by the majority of 2 votes, within one week form receiving appeals.
Second: The Authority shall issue written instructions stating the appeals durations, application mechanism, prescribed fees, method of payment and other issues of relevance.
 
Article (26)
Restrictions of candidacy to the Membership or Chairmanship Board of Directors
 
A.   A candidate for the membership or chairmanship of the Board of Directors shall be restricted from:
1.   Standing as a candidate in more than one category in the Board of Directors.
2.   Standing as a candidate for the membership of more than one Board of Directors or federation in the same electoral term.
3.   Standing as a candidate in the same electoral term after submitting a resignation to the Board of Directors.
4.   Standing as a candidate in the same electoral term and the following term after the membership has been forfeited by the Board of Directors.
5.   Standing as a candidate for the membership of the Board of Directors of another federation in case his/her membership in the current Board of Directors extends beyond the date of the electoral meeting of the federation he/she intends to stand as a candidate.
B.  An elected chairman or board member may not continue in his position for more than two successive electoral terms.
C.  A candidate who has been elected or appointed as a board member may not continue his position as a chairman or board member or occupy any other (administrative / technical) position in any club before the first Board meeting.
D.  A candidate who has become a board member may not practice or run any business of financial or commercial nature (and the like). He/she must present a written undertaking to cease such activities or interests until the electoral term elapses
 
Article (27)
Candidacy Procedures
 
First: Each club may nominate representatives, including women, for the positions of chairman and board member.
Second: A club may not nominate more than one candidate in each category
Third: A candidate may run for the position of chairman in his / her personal capacity after seeking recommendation from two clubs.
Fourth: The candidate must fulfill the following conditions:
 
A.    Chairman of the Board Category:
1.   Must be an Emirati citizen, known for his competency, with distinguished contributions in the sports world.
2.   Must be of 30 years of age as minimum.
3.   Must be of good conduct enjoying his/her civil rights
4.   Must be acquitted of any charges related to honesty, public demeanor, unless being vindicated.
5.    Must be a holder of secondary school certificate or equivalent; however the chairman may exempt whoever deems appropriate.
 
B.    Board Member Category:
1.   Must be an Emirati citizen of 23 years of age as minimum.
2.   Must be of good conduct enjoying his civil rights
3.   Must be acquitted of any charges related to honesty, public demeanor unless being vindicated.
4.   Must be a holder of secondary school certificate or equivalent, however the chairman may exempt whoever deems appropriate.
5.   Must have experience in the relevant game/discipline or specific activity; or have occupied any of the following positions:
5.1       Board member in a relevant entity
5.2       An administrator in game/discipline or specific activity in a relevant entity
5.3       Referee, coach or player in a relevant game/discipline or specific activity
5.4       A specialized in supporting and developing a game/discipline or specific activity
 
C.  Women category:
1.   Must be an Emirati citizen of 21 years of age as minimum.
2.   Must be enjoying her civil rights
3.   Must be familiar with sport.
 
Article (28)
Voting Procedures:
 
First: Procedures related to voting shall be taken as follows:
A.   Forming a voting committee of 3 members chaired by the Authority's delegate + 2 representatives from the General Assembly who are not running as candidates.
B.  Voting shall be conducted secretly on the approved form (duly  sealed and signed by the Chairman of Voting Committee); separately for each Board category as per the following order:
1.   Federation President
2.   Clubs
3.   Centers
4.   Private Entities
5.   Athletes' association
6.   All associations
7.   Women
C.  When voting ends, the Voting Committee shall match the delivered forms with the number of forms in boxes in order to cancel any unapproved, unclear, blank forms, or those containing names more or less than the allowed limit.
Second: The Authority may change or amend the (manual/electronic) voting system, its shape or style for the public interest.
Third: The entity shall nominate its representative in voting pursuant to a written delegation.
 
Article (29)
Voting Scale
 
A.   A club may have a voting scale (additional votes) during voting for the categories of Chairman and Board Member, as shown in the table below:
Number Category Additional votes
1 Adults (Highest Category) 5
2 Youth 4
3 Juniors 3
4 Youngsters 2
5 Juveniles 1
6 Girls 2
 
 
B.  Women category shall be exempted from the voting scale.
C.  The voting scale shall be withheld from Girls Category in women clubs.
D.  The voting scale shall be withheld from a club in the following cases:
1.   In case the club does not participate in the minimum number of activities set by each federation as set in the annual agenda in the last two seasons preceding the electoral meeting.
2.   In case the number of players in 3 categories in individual games does not exceed 5 in each category.
E.   The Authority may amend or cancel the additional voting table as the public interest necessitates.

 
Article (30)
Counting of Votes
 
A.   The voting committee shall sort and count votes openly in the voting place according to the order stipulated in article (28/B)
B.  Votes of each category to be counted separately and the name of winners and reserve members (maximum five reserve places) in respect of that category in an orderly manner, unless there is a tie.
C.  Only the name of the winner to be announced in the category of the Chairman without reserve members
D.  In case of a tie in the number of votes counted in any category, the voting committee shall break the tie by taking the following measures:
1.   When two candidates (or more) competing for a vacant post score the same number of votes, a re-voting is conducted to determine the winner. If they are still tied, a draw will be drawn to determine the winner unless one of them relinquishes his nomination to the other, and the loser will be a reserve member.
2.   When more than two members score the same number of votes for a vacant post, a re-voting is made to determine the winner and the pecking order (first, second … etc). If the tie still exists, a draw will be drawn to determine the winner(s) unless one of them relinquishes his nomination to others, and the losers will be reserve members.
3.   The pecking order of members will be determined by drawing lots unless these members agree to the pecking order by their own consent and with the proportional majority of the General Assembly members.
 
Article (31)
Uncontested Winner or Lack of Nomination
 
A.   If the number of candidates in any category of the Board is equal to the seats of that category, these candidates are announced as uncontested winners.
B.  If the number of candidates in all categories of the Board is equal to the number of seats of the Board, the Board members are announced as uncontested winners.
C.  If the number of candidates in any category of the Board is less than the number of seats in that category, the Authority shall appoint appropriate individuals to fill the seats of that category (including the chairman and women).
D.  If no one was nominated in all categories, or if the number of candidates in all categories was less than the seats, the Authority shall appoint a Board till the end of the electoral period.
 
Article (32)
Endorsing Results
 
A.   The voting committee shall attend to:
1.   Announcing the preliminary results including the names of various categories (after breaking ties, if any and confirming the pecking order of reserve members). Any category subject to objection shall be excluded from the announcement of preliminary results.
2.   Receiving any objection made within the time frame after paying the prescribed fees, and referring it to Objections Committee consisted in accordance with the provisions of Article (25) of this Regulation.
3.   Signing an election minutes (with a reference to objections, if any) and submitting it to the Authority within two days from the end of the vote, and announcing the preliminary results.
B.  The Authority shall announce the final results during a period of a maximum of one month from the date of receiving the elections minutes by taking the following measures:
1.   Endorsing the minutes of elections in coordination with the Voting Committee.
2.   Endorsing comments, resolutions and recommendations of the Objections Committee, if any.
3.   Occupying the seat of appointees with appropriate individuals.
4.   Issuing a resolution in the name of the Chairman endorsing the final results and forming the Board
C.  The Authority shall invite the (elected/appointed) Board of Directors to hold its first meeting and carry out the handing/taking over procedure from the outgoing Board (the ex-Board shall continue to assume its responsibilities till the completion of those business).
 
Article (33)
Extraordinary Meeting
 
The General Assembly shall hold an extraordinary meeting whenever needed in response to the following:
A.   A justified written request from the absolute majority of the General Assembly who have the right to vote in view of the following considerations:
1.   Reasons mentioned in Item (B) of this Article
2.   Dissolution of the Board of Directors
3.   Removing the membership of any board member
4.   Repealing a decision taken by the Board of Directors
5.   Recommendation to merge or dissolve the federation
B.  A justified written request from the Board of Directors in view of the following considerations:
1.   Filling the vacant posts in the Board of Directors in order to maintain a valid quorum in accordance of this Article
2.   Suggesting an amendment of the Statutes of the federation
3.   Adding a game, discipline or activity for the federation
C.  A justified written request from the Authority in view of the following considerations:
1.   In the public interest
2.   Lack of holding an ordinary meeting for the General Assembly over two consecutive years
3.   Holding less than eight board meetings during a fiscal year
4.   Incompliance of the Board of Directors with the statutes and relevant legislations
A written request shall be made by members of the General Assembly or the Authority to the Board of Directors for holding an extraordinary meeting within at least four weeks from the proposed date of the meeting.
 
Article (34)
Procedures of the Extraordinary Meeting
 
A.   The Board of Directors shall send a written invitation to members of the General Assembly and another one to the Authority to attend the extraordinary meeting not more than three weeks from the date of the meeting specifying the place and timing of the meeting. The invitation shall include the following:
1.   The entity that calls for the meeting along with the justifications of such meeting
2.   A list of members who are entitled to attend and vote
3.   Agenda of the meeting
B.  No topic or item to be added to the agenda once approved
 
Article (35)
Decisions of the General Assembly
 
A.   Decisions of the General Assembly are considered valid by a simple majority (more than 50%) of the votes casted by present members who make a valid quorum. In the event of a tie, the side to which the Chairman has casted a vote shall prevail.
B.  The Authority can, within 30 days from receiving the meeting minutes of the General Assembly, repeal any decision taken along with its consequences if it was in breach of this Regulation
 
Article (36)
Absence from the Meetings of the General Assembly
 
A.   The Board shall assign the following penalties to the active member as a result of absenting from various meetings of the General Assembly as follows:
1.   First absence: Sending a written reminder to the absent member
2.   Second absence: Serving a warning to the absent member that he might be stripped of the right to vote and elect
3.   Third absence: Depriving the member from the right to vote and elect for a period not exceeding the end of the next electoral meeting
B.  The Authority shall assign penalties in coordination with the Board
C.  The penalty shall take effect within a month from the end of the General Assembly meeting
 
Article (37)
Reasons of the loss of Membership
 
Membership in the General Assembly will be lost in the following circumstances:
A.   Withdrawal of the entity from the membership of the federation
B.  If the entity loses any of its membership conditions
C.  The dissolution of the entity or if it loses its civil or legal competence.
Article (38)
Changing the capacity of the member
 
Following the approval of the Authority, and the endorsement of the General Assembly, the Board of Directors shall change the capacity of the member in the General Assembly as follows:
A.   Changing the capacity of the member from an Active Member to an Affiliate Member
1.   Gross infringement of the provisions of this Regulation and the Statutes
2.   Lack of meeting minimum participation in the activities of the Federation for two successive seasons during an electoral period
B.  Changing the capacity of the member from Affiliate to a Active Member:
1.   Lapse of two years as Affiliate Member in the General Assembly
2.   The member meets the conditions of an Active Member
Article (39)
Composition of the Board of Directors
 
A.   With due consideration to the provisions of Article (42) of this Regulation, the Board of Directors is formed as follows:
1.   Clubs
2.   Centers
3.   Private entities
4.   Athletes' association
5.   All associations
6.   Women
B.  Appointees selected by the Authority
C.  A member of the Board of Directors or the Executive Office of an international or continental federation for the same sport/discipline or activity through a written consent, without compromising his rights, privileges and obligations towards the International Federation. In case of losing that membership for any reason, or if the accreditation of that federation had been withdrawn, the member will automatically lose his membership in the Board
Posts of the Board of Directors shall be filled through secret ballot as follows:
a.   Vice president or more, provided not more than two vice presidents
b.   Secretary general
c.    Director of finance
The member shall not assume more than one post in the Board
Heads of committees have to be appointed in this meeting
 
Article (40)
Roles & Responsibilities of the Board
 
In addition to tasks entrusted by the Authority or the General Assembly, the Board of Directors shall assume the following roles and responsibilities:
A.   General affairs
1.   Enhancing the standing of the state and profile of the federation at various levels
2.   Following up the affairs of the sport/discipline or specific activity and endeavouring to improve, steer and diffuse it
3.   Implementing the concepts of sports spirit, supporting, fair play and anti-riot practices
4.   Enticing various community members to enhance the concept of Sport as a Lifestyle
5.   Cooperating and coordinating with various concerned entities in the public interest
 
B.  Organizational Affairs
1.   Complying with the Statutes, provisions of this Regulation, as well as the Resolutions of the General Assembly and the Authority
2.   Issuing regulations and instructions necessary for organizing the game, discipline or activity
3.   Inviting for holding General Assembly meetings on time, and supervising arrangements and procedures
4.   Considering affiliation applications before passing them over to the General Assembly for endorsement
5.   Selecting a media spokesperson and defining his roles and responsibilities
6.   Forming standing and ad-hoc committees, and teams
7.   Improving the credentials of staffs and attracting administrative cadres to achieve this end
8.   Compiling an administrative report about each year lapsed
 
C.  Technical & Sports Affairs
1.   Selecting technical & administrative cadres along with individuals and providing necessary items
2.   Staging activities, events and competitions, as well as naming and classifying them and fixing their prizes.
3.   Setting up national teams (especially women teams) for various age groups
4.   Facilitating the participations of national teams and assessing their performance
5.   Identifying talents and polishing their skills
 
D.  Financial and Economic Affairs
1.   Compiling a financial report about each lapsed year showing the financial position and closing accounts
2.   Preparing budget estimates for the next year
3.   Facilitating the business and meeting the needs of the financial auditor
4.   Providing additional indigenous income sources and attracting sponsors
5.   Minimizing consumption and reducing expenditure
 
E.   International and Regional Affairs
1.   Respecting relevant international and continental organizations along with their legislations and resolutions (Olympic Charter)
2.   Attaining the membership of external federations together with their boards, and hosting their headquarters and offences after seeking the consent of the Authority
3.   Complying with the requirements of Olympic, international, continental, regional, Arab and GCC participations
4.   Complying with the international law and resolutions of the international federation of the game, discipline or activity
5.   Respecting and complying with the resolutions of the World Anti-Doping Agency
Article (41)
Formation of the Board of the Federation
A.   The Board of Directors of a game/ team sport federation comprises a chairman and members elected as follows:
1.   If the number of active clubs is (7) and above, the Board of Directors shall be set up as follows:
Chairman Clubs Concerned bodies Athletes association Other associations Women Appointees Total
1 6 - - - 1 1 9
1 5 1 - - 1 1 9
1 4 1 1 - 1 1 6
1 3 1 1 1 1 1 9
 
1.   If the number of active clubs is (4-6), the Board of Directors shall be set up as follows:
Chairman Clubs Concerned bodies Athletes association Other associations Women Appointees Total
1 4 - - - 1 1 7
1 3 1 - - 1 1 7
1 3 1 1 - 1 - 7
1 2 1 1 1 1 - 7
 
a.   The Board of Directors of a game/ individual sport federation comprises a chairman and members elected from not less than 4 member clubs as follows:
Chairman Clubs Concerned bodies Centers Athletes association Other associations Women Appointees Total
1 4 - - - - 1 1 7
1 3 1 - - - 1 1 7
1 3 1 1 - - 1 - 7
1 2 1 1 1 - 1 - 7
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 7
 
b.   The Authority shall appoint a Board of Directors in the following cases:
1.   If the number of clubs (active members) in the General Assembly is reduced to less than four
2.   If there is no General Assembly for the federation
3.   If it is difficult to carry out elections for any reason
4.   In the public interest
 
Article (42)
Board of Directors of Specific Federation
The Authority shall appoint a Specific Board of Directors in coordination with the concerned bodies of that activity from a maximum number of seven members including the Chairman.
 
Article (43)
Board of Directors of Popular Federation
The Authority appoints the Board of Directors of a Popular Federation in coordination with the entity concerned with that sport/discipline from five members including the Chairman.
 
Article (44)
Prerogatives of the Chairman
A.   Representing the federation officially before the court and others
B.  Signing contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding and cheques
C.  Sending invitations for convening the General Assembly
D.  Chairing the meetings of the General Assembly, Board and the Executive Office when present
E.   The chairman is entitled to assume any responsibilities not contradicting with the provisions of this Regulation
F.   The chairman can delegate all or part of his powers to any member of the Board of Directors
 
Article (45)
Prerogatives of Board Members
 
A.   Prerogatives of Vice Chairman/Chairmen
1.   Deputize for the chairman during his absence
2.   Assume the position of the chairman until a new chairman is elected or appointed
3.   Any responsibilities delegated by the chairman
 
B.  Prerogatives of the Secretary General
1.   Implementing the decisions issued by the Board of Directors and submitting reports thereabout
2.   Overseeing administrative affairs including archives and website of the federation
3.   Preparing circulars and correspondences, signing authorized documents, and making comments thereon.
4.   Co-signing of bank drafts and financial documents
5.   Preparing agenda of meetings and receiving members proposals thereabout
6.   Any other responsibilities tasked by the Board of Directors
7.   The secretary general can delegate his powers to the working staffs
 
C.  Prerogatives of the Director of Finance
1.   Preparing closing accounts and budget estimates for the following years
2.   Implementing financial & accounting instructions and procedures
3.   Co-signing of bank drafts and financial documents
4.   Any other responsibilities tasked by the Board
5.   The Director of Finance can delegate his powers to the working staffs
 
D.  Prerogatives of a member of Board of Directors
1.   Taking part in discussing, voting and taking of decisions
2.   Taking part in membership of committees, executive office, if asked
3.   Any other responsibilities tasked by the Chairman or the Board of Directors
 
Article (46)
Board of Directors Vacancies 
 
A.   When there is a vacancy in any of the categories of the Board of Directors, except the Chairman, and in a way that does not impact the legitimacy of the quorum, the Authority shall take appropriate actions to fill that vacancy (vacancies) from the first reserve member who had obtained the highest number of votes in the last voting for the same category, then the next member in the pecking order till the fifth reserve.
B.  When there is a vacancy (vacancies) in any of the categories of the Board of Directors, the Authority shall ask the Board of Directors to call for an extraordinary General Assembly to till such vacancies in the following cases:
1.   When the vacant post is the chairman or vice chairman
2.   When the vacancy or vacancies impact the quorum of the meetings of the Board of Directors
3.   When there are no reserve candidates for the same category to fill such vacancies
C.  If the extraordinary meeting was not convened to fill the vacancies for any reason, the Authority shall fill such vacancies with appropriate candidates deemed in accordance with the provisions of Article (27) of this Regulation.
D.  The chairman is entitled to select appropriate candidates to fill the vacancies of the Board of Directors in line with the provisions of Article (27) of this Regulation.
 
Article (47)
Factors Preventing Board Membership
 
A.   The Chairman and members of the Board of Directors are prevented from:
1.   Combining chair or membership of more than one board of a sports federation or association or committee during the same electoral period
2.   Occupying any post in the club he represents (except women)
B.  If the chairman is elected in his personal capacity, he is not entitled to fill any post in any club in the UAE.
 
Article (48)
Responsibilities of the Board
 
The Board of Directors and members of the Board of Directors shall assume the following responsibilities:
A.   In their corporate capacity:
1.   The Board of Directors shall be jointly and severally responsible for the business and financial conduct of the federation
2.   The Board of Directors is responsible before others for the legal dispositions of the federations along with the consequences thereof
3.   The Board of Directors shall be responsible before the General Assembly for its decisions and conducts
4.   The Board of Directors shall be responsible before the Authority for its financial and administrative conducts and its compliance with this Regulation and the requisites of the public interest
B.  In their personal capacity:
1.   The chairman and a member of the Board of Directors shall be responsible before others for their financial, administrative and legal conducts
2.   The chairman and a member of the Board of Directors shall be responsible before the General Assembly and the Authority for the compliance with the provisions of this Regulation, statutes and the requisites of the public interest.
 
Article (49)
Meetings of the Board of Directors
 
The meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held as follows:
A.   First meeting
1.   The Authority shall send invitations for convening this meeting within two weeks from the date of issuing the decision of the Chairman forming the Board of Directors, and has to be attended by representatives of the Authority
2.   The meeting is deemed correct in the presence of the absolute majority of members of the Board of Directors
3.   The meeting comprises two sessions
3.1    First session: To be chaired by a representative of the Authority and shall be restricted to one article of filling vacancies of the Board.
3.2    Second session: To be chaired by the Chairman and shall be devoted to procedures of taking over from the outgoing Board of Directors and clearance except for financial or legal aspects.
1.   The Board shall provide the Authority with a copy of the minutes of the first meeting (both sessions) including procedures of filling posts, taking over, and acquittal of the outgoing Board of Directors (unless there is preventing factor) within a period of not more than two weeks from the date of the first meeting.
2.   The Authority shall endorse the composition of the Board within a period of two weeks at most from the date of receiving the minutes of the first meeting.
 
B.  Periodic meeting
1.   The Secretary General shall send written invitations to the Board of Directors for convening a meeting at least once every two months. Invitations shall be sent out ten days before the date specifying the venue, time and proposed agenda. 
2.   The quorum shall be correct with the attendance of the absolute majority (50%+1) of members, provided the chairman or vice chairman shall be one of them
3.   If the quorum was not complete, an invitation shall be made for another meeting with the same agenda during a period of one week at most and the quorum shall be correct with the attendance of four members of Olympic and Paralympic federations, and three members of other federations, provided the chairman, vice chairman or secretary general shall be one of them
4.   The Board shall take its decisions by simple majority of members who make a right quorum. In the event of tie, the side to which the chairperson of the meeting cast vote shall prevail
5.   If the Board discusses a topic in connection with a specific member, that member is not entitled to attend unless asked by the Board of Directors, and shall not have the right of voting on the decision to be taken.
Meeting minutes of the Board of Directors shall be submitted officially to the Authority within a week as maximum from the date of holding such meetings.
 
Article (50)
Executive Office
 
The Board of Directors may set up an Executive Office to assist it in doing its business as follows:
A.   The Executive Office shall consist of:
1.   Five members if the Board of Directors comprises nine members
2.   Four members if the Board of Directors comprises seven members
3.   Three members if the Board of Directors comprises five members
B.  The vice chairman or secretary general shall be among the members of the Executive Office
C.  The Board of Directors may add members deemed appropriate amongst those who have expertise
D.  The Executive Office shall convene at least once every month or when required and the quorum shall be correct with the attendance of four members according to the provisions of Item (A/1) of the Article, and three members according to the provisions of Item (A/1, 2) of this Regulation, provided that the vice chairman of secretary general shall be amongst the present.
E.   Roles and responsibilities of the Executive Office shall be specified by a decision of the Board of Directors.
F.   Decisions of the Executive Office are considered part of decisions of the Board of Directors and shall bear the name thereof
 
Article (51)
Resignation of the Board of Directors
 
The Board of Directors shall be deemed resigned in case an absolute majority of members tendered collective or individual resignations during a period not more than one month.
 
Article (52)
Loss of Membership in the Board of Directors 
 
A.   A board member will lose his membership in one of the following cases:
1.   Death
2.   Written resignation
B.  The loss of membership shall be confirmed by a decision from the Board of Directors endorsed by the General Assembly
 
Article (53)
Removal of Membership
 
Board membership shall be removed in the following cases:
A.   By a decision from the Board of Directors in one of the following cases:
1.   Absence from meetings four times without excuse or six times with an excuse during one fiscal year
2.   Candidature conditions do not apply to the member of the Board of Directors when elected or appointed
B.  By a decision from the Authority in one of the following cases:
1.   Practices in violation of the state security and the public interest
2.   Insulting UAE sport or its members or operating entities
3.   Misusing funds and powers
4.   Committing an express & tangible violation of the provisions of the Regulation or Statutes
C.  By a decision from the General Assembly in one of the following cases:
1.   Convicted of a crime involving a breach of public trust or honour unless being rehabilitated
2.   Negligence or failure on the part of the member that causes huge losses to the Federation or one of its components
Second: The General Assembly shall endorse the decision of membership removal in the nearest ordinary meeting.
 
Third: The Authority shall be intimated about the removal of membership within a week from the date of removal along with the explanatory reasons.
 
Article (54)
Dissolution of the Board
 
First: The Board shall be dissolved upon the request of two-thirds of the active members of the General Assembly who have the right of vote in an extraordinary meeting or by a decision from the Authority in one of the following cases:
A.   Legal reasons:
1.   Loss or removal of membership of the absolute majority of members of the Board of Directors
2.   Lack of holding board meetings or meetings with insufficient quorum six times in a fiscal year
3.   Lack of inviting the General Assembly to convene an ordinary meeting once in a fiscal year
B.  Administrative reasons:
1.   The Board of Directors becomes incapable of performing its responsibilities
2.   The Board grossly trespassing the provisions of the Decree, Regulations or decisions of the Authority
3.   Withdrawal of accreditation of the external federation (international or continental) from the national federation or suspending its participations
C.  Financial reasons:
1.   Misusing the funds of the federation or engaging in financial speculations or offering loan security
2.   Collecting donations, or accepting unauthorized gifts or grants without prior approval from the Authority
3.   Withholding the referral of budges and closing accounts from the General Assembly or Authority
4.   Opening more than one bank account without the knowledge of the General Assembly or Authority
Second: The dissolved Board of Directors is subjected to the provisions of Articles relating to the responsibilities of the Board of Directors, handing and taking over procedures, denial of nomination and the disposal of the federation’s funds.
 
Article (55)
Temporary Board of Directors
 
When the reasons of dissolving the Board of Directors are applicable, especially those relating to public interest, the Authority shall appoint a temporary Board of Directors to undertake the prerogatives of the dissolved Board from members deemed appropriate for a period of 90 days subject to extension. The temporary Board of Directors shall exercise all powers of the, members of the Board of Directors, meetings, handing and taking over procedures and the disposal of the federation’s funds.
 
Article (56)
Merging the Federation
 
The Authority shall merge one federation into another in one of the following cases:
A.   In the public interest
B.  The federation has become unable to meet its objectives or fulfill its commitments
 
Article (57)
Dissolution of the Federation
 
A.   The federation is dissolved in one of the following cases:
1.   The federation shall be dissolved by a decision from the Authority upon a recommendation from the General Assembly in an extraordinary meeting held in the presence of all members or two-thirds of members with voting rights, provided the decision shall be taken by proportional majority of the present members making a valid quorum
2.   The federation is dissolved by a decision of the Authority upon multiple violations by the federation to the Statutes when the federation becomes unable to honour its financial commitments or has acted against the public interests
B.   Disposal in the funds of the federation is prohibited unless a decision is issued from the Authority specifying the way of disposal and the entity to which the funds are transferred. The federation funds shall be treated as public funds
C.  When a federation is dissolved, all movable and immovable assets devolve upon the Authority
 
Article (58)
Violations and Penalties
 
A.   An inquiry panel shall be set up by a decision of the chairman to look into any violations committed, and assign penalties within the prerogative of the Chairman without breaching the civil or criminal responsibility. More than one penalty can be simultaneously imposed provided the interim period is not less than 30 days.
B.  The chairman is entitled to suspense investigation in case of no substantial breach or sufficient evidence, and is entitled to refer the file to the Board for assigning penalties provided for in Paragraphs C, D, E and F of Article 40 of the Decree.
 
Article (59)
Sports Disputes
 
A.   The Emirates Sports Arbitration Center (once established) shall exclusively become the competent body of looking into sports disputes and settle them after exhausting all internal objection means provided for in the Statutes of the federation.
B.  The federation, along with its components, affiliates, representatives and clients, are not entitled to refer to official bodies or civil courts of various types and degrees any sports dispute arising from decisions or business within the jurisdictions of the federation or Authority. Sports disputes have rather to be referred to the Emirates Sports Arbitration Center, except for cases relating to criminal attacks, but without prejudice to any of the legal provisions in the UAE.
C.  The federation is committed to insert an article indicating an arbitration condition in its statutes recognizing the jurisdiction of the Emirates Sports Arbitration Center in settling sports disputes according to its applicable rules. This condition mandates the federation, along with its components, affiliates, representatives and clients, to refer solely to the Center in case of sports dispute.
D.  The provisions of this Regulation shall apply to national disputes as well as disputes in which a foreign party is involved, should the foreign party accept.
E.   The decisions of the Emirates Sports Arbitration Center shall be deemed final, conclusive, unobjectionable by any means, and binding to both, or all disputing parties.
 
Article (60)
General Provisions
 
A.   Decisions of the Authority are binding to all affiliated federations
B.  Decisions of the federation are binding to all affiliated bodies, especially those decisions relating to its objectives and exercising its prerogatives
C.  The federation shall issue its Statutes in a way not contradicting with the Decree and this Regulation along with decisions issued under them and the applicable legislations
D.  The federation shall maintain at its premises a register of members, minutes of the meetings of the board of directors and General Assembly, along with their decisions.
E.   The federation shall display its name, establishment reference along with its formal logo and the logo of the Authority in various correspondences and publications. The federation is also entitled to insert the approved logo of the international federation, and no one is entitled to use any of these logos in election campaigns
F.   The federation is not entitled to adopt names confusing or mixing with any other entity practicing the same sport/discipline or activity in the country
G.  The federation is strictly prohibited from meddling in political matters, as well as religious, sectorial or ethnic disputes
H.  Employees designated by a decision from the competent bodies are entitled to practice law-enforcement roles in establishing violations of the Decree or this Regulation
I.     All provisions or rulings to the contrary of the provisions of this Regulation are hereby abrogated
J.   The Authority reserves the right to interpret, alter or amend this Regulation
K.   Durations, grace periods, and timelines specified in this Regulation start from the date following their publication
L.   All concerned entities have to implement the Resolution of issuing this Regulation in their respective capacities from the date of publishing
M.All entities subject to the provisions of this Regulation shall realign themselves accordingly within six months from the date of publishing this Regulation
 
Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan
Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development
Chairman of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare
 
Date: 30/06/2014

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