Member of the Members and Directors Appeals Committee

Salary details
Volunteer
Contact email
nomcom@amnesty.org.uk

Voluntary Members’ and Directors’ Appeals Committee (MDAC) Member (elected position from June 2024 to June 2027)  

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: 

The Members’ and Directors’ Appeals Committee (the Committee) is part of the governance function of AIUK Section and consists of three members, who are elected by the members at the AGM for a three-year term.  The role of the Committee is to hear appeals from Members or Directors who have been expelled by a resolution of the Board. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. The Committee considers appeals made by individuals who have ceased to be a Member by virtue of a resolution of the Board under Article 14.7 or who ceased to be a Director by virtue of a resolution of the Board under Article 40.1.10.
  2. The Committee convenes at the request of the Appellant.
  3. Documentation from the Appellant and the Board is considered and where deemed necessary the Committee meets with the Appellant to discuss the appeal.
  4. Decisions are made based on the Articles of Association of AIUK Section, the Rules of AIUK Section; the Activists Code of Conduct, the Volunteers Code of Conduct and Governance Code of Conduct.
  5. The Committee is responsible for drawing up fair and open procedures for considering appeals.
  6. The Committee shall be familiar with the Articles of Association (AIUK Section’s constitution), codes of conduct and Amnesty’s structure.
  7. The Committee shall be familiar with the process for expelling a Member or Director.
  8. The Committee shall be familiar with the process of an appeal, should an expelled member or Director request an appeal hearing.

NATURE OF THE ROLE:

The Members’ and Directors’ Appeals Committee is elected by the Members at the AGM from nominations received in accordance with a timetable announced by the Returning

Officer. Committee Members are elected for a three-year term commencing from the end of the AGM at which they are elected.

The Committee elect a Chair from amongst their membership.

The Committee has access to legal advice and support as required.

The position is a voluntary one.  Reasonable expenses will be paid.

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

Downloads
Nomination form and role description - Members and Directors Appeals Committee (MDAC) 2024