International Nuclear Energy Academy


International Nuclear Energy Academy


Charter

(As amended at the General Membership Meeting at Albuquerque, U.S., on 16 November – 1997)

The name of the committee shall be the “International Nuclear Energy Academy” and may be referred to as the “INEA”.

The purpose of the INEA shall be to conduct studies, discussions, and develop recommendations for the international nuclear community on generic issues relevant to nuclear energy matters. The objective of the INEA is to foster the development and utilization of the peaceful application of nuclear energy in a safe and economic manner through-out the world. INEA, being a learned association, shall keep a scholarship character in all its activities.

The charter members of the INEA shall be composed of those individuals listed in Appendix I, attached hereto and made a part hereof. The membership of the INEA shall be composed of prominent senior people having experience and knowledge in the nuclear energy field. It is desirable to have a wide representation of people from many different countries.New members of the INEA shall be selected by a majority of the INEA members present and voting at any valid meeting of the INEA.

The officers of the INEA shall be a Chairman, five (5) Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and all the past Chairmen. One of the Vice-Chairmen will be selected by the Executive Committee to perform the duties of the Chairman when the Chairman is unable to carry out his duties.

The INEA shall have na Executive Committee composed of the Officers of the INEA.

Elections of Officers shall be held every other year starting with 1992. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominating Committee who will submit its nominees to the INEA membership. Election shall be by a majority of the INEA members or their representatives present and voting at any meeting of the INEA or by a majority of the INEA membership voting in a mail ballot. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner at any time.

The regular meetings of the INEA shall be at the time of major International Conferences. Special meetings may be held upon the call of the Chairman, a majority of the membership of the Executive Committee or of the INEA. Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be held upon the call of the Chairman, any Vice-Chairmen or a majority of the membership of the Executive Committee.

The duties of the Executive Committee members shall be as follows:

  • The Chairman shall preside over meetings of the INEA and Executive Committee, shall represent the INEA as required and shall generally oversee the management and operation of the INEA.
  • The Vice-Chairman shall have and exercise all powers, authority and duties of the Chairman in his absence or inability to serve.
  • The Secretary shall record and maintain minutes of all meetings of the INEA and Executive Committee and shall issue such communications as requested by the Chairman, Executive Committee or the INEA.
  • The Executive Committee shall act upon behalf of the INEA as directed by the INEA and shall act for the INEA between meetings of the INEA.

This Charter may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the INEA members or their representatives present and voting at any regular meeting called at last in part for that purpose or by a two-thirds vote of the INEA membership voting in a mail ballot.

This Charter shall become effective upon approval of two-thirds of the Charter membership.

The By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the INEA Executive Committee Members present and voting at an Executive Committee meeting called at last in part for that purpose or by a two-thirds vote of Executive Committee Members voting in a mail ballot.

By-Laws

(As amended at the General Membership Meeting at Nice, France, on 27 October 1998)

New members will be admitted to the Academy by a majority of the members present and voting at any valid meeting of the INEA or by a majority of the INEA membership voting in a mail ballot.

For this purpose, a meeting will be valid only is there is a quorum; that is, if the numbers of present members plus those voting by proxi and/or by mail is equal or larger than half the total membership. The proxis could only be given to another INEA’s member.

When a full member did not participate in two consecutive regular meetings, not giving notice in advance, he will be transferred to the category of Non-voting Member with voice but no vote. He will be back to the category of full member if he requests so to the Executive Committee.

Any member wishing to become Non-voting Member, for whatever reason, could request so by mail or at a regular meeting.

The number of full members will be limited to one hundred.

The number of members of any country, though to some extent flexible, will depend on the amount of the county’s radioactive and nuclear activities.

A classification, although indicative, is the following:

  • Group A (up to 8 members): Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, U.K., U.S.
  • Group B (up to 6 members): Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Slovaquia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Ukraine.
  • Group C: All other countries interested in participating in INEA would be represented by one member.

If there is the request of a new member above the quota fixed to his country, he could be accepted by a simple majority by the membership, as an Associate Member (with voice and no vote).

Candidates for admission will have to be presented by a member of the INEA and a Vice-Chairman, and will have to be accepted by simple majority of the members in compliance with Article 1 of the Charter.

Membership may be terminated by cancellation, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee and with the approval by simple majority of the General Assembly, at the request of the own member, in the event of the member’s death.

INEA Member’s Change of Address

Please, introduce here any change of your address:

The term of office of the Executive Committee is two years, equal to the term of office of the Chairman. Reelection of this Committee is possible for a maximum of three consecutive terms, except for the Chairman.

The Vice-Chairman will be selected trying to fulfill a criteria of geographical balance.

Apart from the regular meetings, held at the time of major International Conferences, special meetings may be held at any other occasion upon the call of the Chairman, any Vice-Chairman or a majority of the membership of the INEA.

These special meetings will fulfill the following conditions:

  • They will have an advisory nature.
  • The Executive Committee and the membership will be informed in advance of its agenda.
  • Their conclusions will be reported to the Executive Committee in a regular meeting.
  • At least one Vice-Chairman will participate in them.

Additional Provision

(Approved October 29, 1995)

(To be applied in cases not foreseen in previous paragraphs 1 to 7 and not to modify the status of vote rights of October 1995).

8. More than one national nuclear society within the same country may become an INSC Society Member provided that the new member(s) is(are) admitted in the “at-large” region if no vacant seat(s) is(are) available within the geographical region being considered. To reflect the position of the majority of their combined membership, INSC Member Societies of the same country shall reach previous agreement to have a common position on INSC voting issues subject to the rule that the country in question must be represented by just one vote in the Council.

The Executive Committee could decide the making of a study or Position Paper on an issue of current interest. With that purpose an ad hoc committee will be appointed by the Executive Committee. The purpose and target group of that study will be clearly stated by the ad hoc committee. The purpose of that study will be clearly defined at a foreword of the Position Paper. This study could be sent for publication to different magazines of the media, both technical and non technical. It will be the responsibility of the members of INEA, if they wish so, the publication of such studies in their area of influence.

Approval of subject, title and rapporteurs for any new study or Position Paper shall be by the Executive Committee with qualified majority (3/4 of voting members). Part of this decision may be delegated to some specific members of the Executive Committee. When the Executive Committee had approved a new subject for a Position Paper, the information should be circulated to all INEA members. The draft Position Paper, prepared by the rapporteurs, shall be circulated for comments to all members of the INEA, with no more than two months for comments. The rapporteurs shall produce, within two months, a second draft incorporating, so far as possible, all comments received from INEA members.

This second draft shall be approved, with minor modifications if necessary, by the Executive Committee as follows. Position Papers shall require unanimous approval from all members of the Executive Committee. If approval is obtained by a qualified majority of two-thirds vote of those present at the Executive Committee, the paper will become a Report to the INEA. If no qualified majority favours the approval, the subject will be cancelled although the Chairman will retain the right to refer the paper back to the rapporteurs for a further draft.

Executive Committee

1999 – 2000

Chairmain

Dr. Daniel A. Meneley

Vice-Chairman

Mr. L. Neville Chamberlain
Dr.Shunsuke Kondo
Mr. Nicolay N. Ponomarev-Stepnoi
Mr. Jorge Spitalnik

Ex-Chairman

Dr. Rafael Caro
Dr. Kun Mo Chung
Dr. Walter Kato
Mr.L.Manning Muntzing
Dr. C. Pierre Zaleski

Secretary

Dr. E. Gail de Planque

Committee Chairs

1999 – 2000

Policy Study

Dr. C. Pierre Zaleski
Mr. L. Neville Chamberlain

Membership

Dr. Shunsuke Kondo

Financing

Mr. L. Manning Muntzing

Public Relations

Mr. Jorge Spitalnik

Institutional Development

Dr. Rafael Caro