African Civil Aviation Commission Constitution (AFCAC)
Done at: Addis Ababa
Date enacted: 1969-01-17
In force: 1972-03-15
- Organization and working arrangements
- Financial matters
- Signature, ratification and withdrawal
The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) is an autonomous body and membership shall be open to African States members of ECA or OAU.
AFCAC is a consultative body and its conclusions and recommendations shall be subject to acceptance by each of the governments.
The objectives of AFCAC are:
Organization and working arrangements
AFCAC shall meet in ordinary plenary session once every two years.
At each ordinary plenary session, AFCAC shall elect its President and four Vice Presidents, one for each sub-region, who will constitute the Bureau of AFCAC.
Extraordinary plenary meetings may be convened by the Bureau and must be convened if the Bureau received a request from two -thirds of the AFCAC members.
At each ordinary plenary session, AFCAC shall establish its work programme for the period until the following ordinary plenary session.
The direction, co-ordination and steering of the work programme between ordinary plenary sessions shall be the responsibility of the Bureau of AFCAC.
AFCAC shall determine its own internal organization, arrangements and procedures, including the formation of committees to study special aspects of civil aviation in Africa.
Member States should be represented at meetings of AFCAC by delegates senior in rank and competent in the field to be discussed for the authoritative handling of the problems.
There shall be established by AFCAC a Secretariat for organizing studies, meetings, maintenance of records and the like. The rules governing the recruitment and conditions of service of the staff shall be determined by AFCAC, ICAO, during the initial period to be determined by AFCAC, shall have the following responsibilities:
ACFAC shall make full used of the experience and assistance of ICAO in conformity with the practice followed by the latter with similar international organizations.
At each ordinary plenary session, AFCAC shall prepare and approve a budget of the direct costs of its activities, as indicated in the work programme for the ensuring years. AFCAC shall establish its own financial rules for the assessment of members’ contributions and control of expenditure. As regards the indirect costs, these shall be the responsibility of ICAO in accordance with the practice followed by ICAO in the joint financial field under Chapter XV of the Chicago Convention.
Signature, ratification and withdrawal
The present constitution is open to signature by all States attending the Constitutive Conference of AFCAC and by all other independent African States members of the OAU or ECA.
The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretariat of the OAU which shall give notice of the date of deposit to AFCAC and all Member States of AFCAC.
The present Constitution shall be open for the signature of African States as of 17 January 1969 at the Headquarters of the OAU in Addis Ababa.
The Constitution shall come into force provisionally as of 17 January 1969 and shall come into force definitively after ratification by twenty Member States.
To withdraw from AFCAC, a State shall address a notification to that effect to the Secretariat of OAU which shall immediately notify AFCAC and all other members.
Withdrawal shall take effect one year from receipt of the notification.
This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of all members.