Registered with entered amendments by
Resolution No 554 of the Ministry of
Justice, dated by June 7, 2006
C h a r t e r
Of the Labour Party of Georgia
Of the Labour Party of Georgia
Chapter I. General Provisions
1.1. The Labour Party of Georgia, hereinafter referred to as the “party” is a voluntary, independent political union of citizens of Georgia, united under the same ideology and forming given union on relevant organizational basis, which shall implement its activities in compliance with requirements of the Constitution of Georgia, the law of Georgia on “Political unions of citizens of Georgia, as well as other applicable laws of Georgia and present Charter.
1.2. The party is a political union of citizens and represents a subject of the public law of Georgia.
1.3. For the purposes of its activities the Party shall be authorized to implement its activities on the territory of Georgia, as well as beyond its borders.
1.4. Legal address of the party is the following: Tbilisi, Javakhishvili str. No88.
Chapter II. Goals of the Party
2.1. The party shall have following goals:
2.2. For the purpose and in the process of attaining of set objectives the party shall adhere to requirements of the Constitution of Georgia, current legislation, norms of international law and universally acknowledged moral and legal principles and shall utilize forms, envisaged by direct and representational democratic law.
Chapter III. Party Membership
3.1. Member of the party can become any citizen of Georgia, who has the right of vote, who shall share objectives and goals of the Party and shall adhere to requirements, set forth in present Charter.
3.2. A citizen shall be admitted into the party membership on the basis of nomination of relevant district or city organization and personal application, submitted to the committee of the party. Membership shall be granted within one month from the date of submission of application.
3.3. A citizen can leave membership of the party upon his own will.
3.4. Membership of the party can be terminated by decision of the 2/3 of the members in composition of the political committee in the following cases:
a) In the event, when a member of the party shall fail to pay membership fees during 4 successive months and shall not participate in activities of the party;
b) Activities of a member of the party are in conflict with goals, Charter and Program of the Party.
3.5. Member of the party is authorized to leave membership of the party on the basis of written application, which shall be signed by the political committee of the party.
Chapter IV. Rights and Responsibilities of Members of the Party
4.1 The party member is authorized to the following:
- Elect and be elected in any organ of the party;
- Participate on equal basis in activities of party conventions;
- Obtain information on leading bodies of the party and activities of the members of the party;
- Have access to and make use of information and material-technical assets of the party for purposes, complying with goals of the party;
- Wear party emblem.
4.2. The party member shall be responsible to ensure the following:
- Adhere to the Charter of the party;
- Cover membership fees in a timely manner;
- Adhere to program and follow objectives of the party in his activities;
- Protect dignity and reputation of the party;
Chapter V. Structure of the Party
5.1. The party shall have following governing, executive and controlling organs:
a) The ruling body of the party shall be party congress;
b) Executive bodies of the party are the General Council and Political Committee;
c) Controlling body of the party shall be revision (audit) commission.
Chapter VI. Ruling Organ of the Party
6.1. The supreme ruling and representational organ of the party is the congress, which shall be held at least once in every four years and number and quotas of participants of which are defined by the political committee of the party. The congress is considered as authorized to arrive to decisions if it is attended by at least 2/3 of the delegates. The decision is considered as lawful, if it is supported by at least half of the attendees of the congress.
6.2. The party congress shall:
6.3. Extraordinary congress of the party may be convened by written application of the Chairman of the party, political committee, 2/3 of the members of the general council or 1/4 of the party members.
Chapter VII. Chairman of the Party
7.1. Chairman of the party is authorized to the following:
Grant to a member of the political committee additional representational rights within determined limits;
7.2. in the event of resignation of the Chairman of the Party the Political Committee shall immediately convene extraordinary congress, during which it shall elect a new Chairman; In the event, when the chairman shall be temporarily not able to implement his duties and responsibilities, upon his own decision his duties and responsibilities shall be executed by one of the members of the Political Committee. Only the party congress shall be authorized to arrive to decision on dismissal of the Chairman of the Party in the event, if he exceeds his authority, fails to implements his responsibilities or commits some actions, which contradict with objectives, set forth in the Charter.
Chapter VIII. Executive Organs of the Party
8.1. General Council of the Party:
8.2. Political Committee of the party:
Political committee of the party shall be elected by the congress for the term of 4 years and shall be composed of 13 members. The term of authority of the committee shall be extended prior to election of new political committee. Sessions of the political committee shall be held on need basis, but no less than once in 3 months. The session of the political committee shall be considered as authorized to arrive to decisions, if it is attended by more than a half of its members and decisions shall be reached by majority of votes of the present members. In the event of even distribution of votes the vote of the Chairman of the party shall be deemed decisive. It shall be responsible for the following:
8.3. The political committee is authorized to temporarily suspend authority of the member of the political committee prior to arriving to final decision on given issue at the congress in the event, when such member shall exceed his authority, fails to implement his responsibilities or acts in contradiction with objectives, set forth in the charter.
8.4. Day-to-day activities of the party shall be executed by the secretariat of the political committee. The secretariat shall be composed of 6 persons, who shall be nominated buy the chairman and approved by the political committee. Rules of activities and functions of the secretariat shall be defined by the same committee by regulation, adopted by it.
8.5. The party shall have structural sub-divisions, authority of which shall be determined by regulations, adopted by the political committee.
Chapter IX. Controlling Bodies of the Party
9.1. Controlling body of the party shall be revision commission.
9.2. The revision commission shall be authorized to implement control over utilization of financial resources and other assets of the party for the purpose of ensuring their usage in compliance with objectives, set forth in the Charter. The commission shall conduct audit of financial and accounting documentation and inventory of material assets of the party once in every 3 months and shall draw relevant conclusion, which it shall submit to the chairman of the Party.
9.3. In the composition of the commission shall be no less than 5 members, who shall be elected by the congress for the term of 4 years. Member of the revision commission can not at the same time be member of the political committee.
Chapter X. Assets of the Party
10.1. Assets of the party shall comprise membership fees, contributions, made by members of the party or other persons, as provided by the law, other legal proceeds from activities, as envisaged by the law.
Chapter XI. Termination of Activities of the Party
11.1 Activities of the party shall be terminated in accordance with requirements of current legislation on the basis of prohibition, reorganization or self-liquidation of the party.
11.2. In the event of reorganization of the party the party congress shall despise of its assets. Property remaining after prohibition or self-liquidation of the party shall be transferred to the state treasury.
Chapter XII. Symbolic of the Party
12.1. The Party shall have its emblem and flag, rules and terms of usage of which shall be defined by the political committee.
12.2. Description of the emblem/logo of the party:
The emblem is designed in 4 colors: blue, red, white and golden. In the circle is depicted letter “L”, which repeats the shape of the circle. The circle has no beginning or ending. In the center of the composition is a white horse, which is running with its mane moving behind it. The mane represents abbreviation of the party “GLP”. Above the horse is the sun.
12.3. Description of the flag of the party:
The flag has a rectangular shape, proportions are the following: 2x1. Colors of the flag: red, blue, golden and white. 2/3 of the flag is red, 1/3 blue, forming the background of the flag. On the merger of blue and red colors is depicted the logo (emblem) of the party.
Chapter XIII. Entering of amendments and additions to the Charter
Amendments and additions to the Charter shall be entered on the basis of approval by the party congress, and these amendments should be duly registered, as provided by the law.