The objective of the Argentina Chapter is to pursue the mission of ICON•S within Argentina, which is to promote the values of ICON•S and, in particular, the commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to public law that involves
academics and lawyers in constitutional law, administrative law and international law to better understand global and transnational legal developments.
I. The chapter is set to:
• Promote the fundamental constitutional values of democracy, equality, justice and human rights and their realization in the Argentine context.
• The concept of equality will be broadly interpreted and will include gender, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, politics, religion, place of residence and philosophical orientation, among others.
• Work with ICON•S to promote knowledge and membership of the organization
• Promote the training and commitment of young academics from the Global South, within the framework of the ICON•S goals and objectives.
• Complement and work in cooperation with existing national and regional organizations, but independently of them.
II. The chapter should:
• Organize in a way that reflects ICON•S’s commitments to transparency, accountability and good governance, as well as equality and diversity.
• Periodically disseminate information of its events and activities through ICONnect, and communicate an annual summary of its activities to the ICON•S’s Executive Committee.
• Be subject in its scope, governance and membership, to periodic reviews by the members of the Executive Committee of ICON•S, with the possibility that the dissolution, reconstitution or alteration of its scope and membership may be requested.
• Promote the incorporation of new members to ICON•S and the payment of the annual membership fee of ICON•S.
• Periodically send ICON•S information about its activities, which, where appropriate, will be puCblished on the ICON•S website
III. Chapter Authorities
- Executive committee
The Chapter will be governed by an Executive Committee (EC) of six people, five full members and a liaison person of the Consultative Council (CC).
One person will occuppy the Executive Secretariat with the purpose of coordinating the actions within the EC. She will be selected by the other members of the EC. The EC may establish a flexible system of internal rotation for this role.
The EC will have gender parity.
The EC will maintain regular communications with the members of the chapter.
Each year, the EC will communicate an annual summary of its activities to the Consultative Council, and to the members of the Chapter. It will also maintain communication with ICON•S.
Members of the EC will hold office for two years with one possible re-election. The members of the EC will be elected by the CC through a procedure to be defined by the CC.
The functions of the EC are:
• Maintain regular communications with ICON•S and with the members of the chapter.
• Coordinate the organization of activities.
• Organize the annual event.
The decisions of the EC will be adopted by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the Consultative Council will settle the matter.
The EC may establish ad-hoc working groups to organize events and activities.
2. Consultative Council
The Consultative Council (CC) will be made up of fourteen people. Integration will respect gender parity and seek adequate regional representation.
The CC will meet once a year, but will maintain regular communication through an appropriate channel with the members and with the Executive Committee (EC).
A member of the CC will be part of the EC as a permanent link. That person will hold the position for a year, after which she will be replaced by other member of the CC, elected by the CC.
The members of the CC will hold office for three years with a possible reelection. They will be elected by the members through a procedure that will be established in the future by the CC itself.
The CC and EC will hold a joint meeting at least once a year.
3. Chapter Membership
All the founders of the ICON•S Argentina Chapter are members of the Chapter.
Those who want to join the chapter as members must present a membership request. Based on their merits as public law jurists, they must be supported by at least two members of the EC and one member of the CC.
Membership applications will be reviewed at least once in each semester. The EC will keep an updated list of members of the chapter.
4. Annual conference
The Argentina Chapter will organize a national conference every year, based on a call aimed at students and young academics, and with the participation of persons belonging to the academic community, judicial and legislative spheres, activism and public office. To do this, it can work with existing national and regional organizations. The annual conference will take place during a different month than the one in which the ICON•S annual meeting is held, preferably before it.
The Chapter of Argentina will also support other workshops, symposia and colloquia either in Universities or other institutions in any city of the country that the EC considers appropriate.
The rules of the Chapter may be modified by an absolute majority of votes of the members of the CC and the EC. Both the EC and the CC can propose modifications. Voting can take place via email, an online poll, or other similar electronic means.
IV. Transitory clause
The renewal of the EC and the CC will be partial and will follow the following rules for the first renewal:
The EC will renew two members after two years and three members after four years from the date of incorporation of the local chapter to ICON•S. The EC will define who of its first members enter one or another group, by consensus
or by lottery.
The CC will be renewed by fifty percent three years from the date of incorporation of the local chapter to ICON•S. The CC will define who of its first members renews for the first time, by consensus or by lottery.
Roberto Gargarella | Universidad Di Tella (Consultative Council Link)
Agustina Ramon Michel | Universidad de Palermo
Claudina Orunesu | Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
Gustavo Arballo | Universidad Nacional de La Pampa
Magdalena Álvarez | Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Ramiro Álvarez Ugarte | Universidad de Buenos Aires & Palermo
Paola Bergallo | Universidad Di Tella
Laura Clérico | Universidad de Buenos Aires
Roberto Saba | Universidad de Buenos Aires & Palermo
Leticia Vita | Universidad de Buenos Aires
Pablo Riberi | Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Inés Jaureguiberry | Universidad Nacional de La Plata & Palermo
Mariela Puga | Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Sebastián Linares | Universidad Nacional del Sur
Silvina Álvarez Medina | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Gabriel Pereira | Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
Ignacio Giuffré | Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Maricel Asar | Universidad de Buenos Aires
Violeta Canaves | Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Lorena González Tocci
Maria Lina Carrera
Federico De Fazio
Camila Fernández Meijide
Daniela López Testa
Waltar Lara Correa
Cecilia A. Ferniot
Claudio E. Guiñazú
María de los A. Nallin
M. Julieta Cena
Cecilia I. Mateos
Patricia G. Moreno