Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International United Kingdom Section

Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International United Kingdom Section
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Overview

The next Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International UK Section will take place 22 June 2024.

We will update this page as we confirm venue, timings and agenda. For the time being, please take note of two important deadlines.

  • All resolutions must be submitted by 23 February 2024 (please see below).
     
  • Nominations for roles elected by the AGM must be submitted by 12 April 2024 (further information to follow soon). 

AGM Resolutions

Members wishing to submit a resolution should do so using the form provided below. Please read the Resolution Submission Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions that are attached to the form before sending in your resolution.

If your resolution is country-related, you are strongly advised to consult with the relevant AIUK Country Coordinator. Contact details found at https://www.amnesty.org.uk/country-coordinators or obtained by contacting activism@amnesty.org.uk 

It can also be useful to consult with the Standing Orders Committee to avoid any last-minute problems, or if you need any clarification or information. Please contact soc@amnesty.org.uk

As many matters can be resolved or addressed without a formal AGM resolution, please also consider an informal discussion with the Section Board before submitting your resolution. To do so, please email agm@amnesty.org.uk

The deadline for resolutions is 23:59 on 23 February 2024. 

Get involved - stand for election at the AGM

Our AGM elects an AGM Chair, the AGM Standing Orders Committee and the Members and Directors Appeals Committee. 

  • The AGM Chair, elected for one year, is responsible for making sure that the business of the AGM is conducted in an efficient and orderly way. It is the most important role at the AGM but they get lots of support from the Standing Orders Committee and our staff.
  • The Standing Orders Committee helps the AGM Chair to run the meeting by advising on the AGM rules (known as Standing Orders). They also advise members on the wording of resolutions and ensure that resolutions meet the requirements of Standing Orders. Members of the SOC serve a three-year term. 
  • The Members and Directors Appeals Committee (MDAC) are responsible for considering an appeal made by an individual who has been expelled from the membership, or a Board member removed from office due to an act of serious misconduct or bringing the Company into disrepute. Members of the MDAC serve a three-year term.

In 2024, we are looking for nominees for election to the following roles:

  • AGM Chair (for the 2025 AGM) one position
  • member of Standing Orders Committee (one position)
  • members of the Members and Directors Appeal Committee (two positions)

If you are interested in playing a vital role in the UK Section’s democracy, role descriptions and nomination forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. The deadline for nominations is 8pm on 12 April 2024. 

For an informal conversation about any of these roles contact the Nominations Committee by emailing nomcom@amnesty.org.uk 


Key documents and forms: