Bylaws

Bylaws

These Bylaws provide ICERM with a governing document and clear sets of internal rules that establish a framework or structure in which the Organization carries out its functions and operations.

Resolution of the Board of Directors

  • We, the directors of International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, hereby confirm that among other activities this organization may be providing funds or goods to individuals in foreign countries for purposes which are exclusively charitable and educational, aimed at conducting technical, multidisciplinary and result-oriented research on ethno-religious conflicts in countries around the world, as well as at developing alternative methods of resolving interethnic and interreligious conflicts through research, education and training, expert consultation, dialogue and mediation, and rapid response projects. We will ensure that the organization maintains control and responsibility over the use of any funds or goods granted to any individual with the help of the following procedures:

    A) The making of contributions and grants and otherwise rendering financial assistance for the organization’s purposes expressed in the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws shall be within the exclusive power of the board of directors;

    B) In furtherance of the organization’s purposes, the board of directors shall have power to make grants to any organization organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, and/or scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

    C) The board of directors shall review all requests for funds from other organizations and require that such requests specify the use to which the funds will be put, and if the board of directors approves such a request, they shall authorize payment of such funds to the approved grantee;

    D) After the board of directors has approved a grant to another organization for a specific purpose, the organization may solicit funds for the grant to the specifically approved project or purpose of the other organization; however, the board of directors shall at all times have the right to withdraw approval of the grant and use the funds for other charitable and/or educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

    E) The board of directors shall require that the grantees furnish a periodic accounting to show that the goods or funds were expended for the purposes which were approved by the board of directors;

    F) The board of directors may, in its absolute discretion, refuse to make grants or contributions or otherwise render financial assistance to or for any or all the purposes for which funds are requested.

    We, the directors of International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, will always be compliant with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) governed sanctions and regulations in addition to all statutes and Executive Orders regarding anti-terrorist measures:

    • The organization will operate in compliance with all statutes, Executive Orders, and regulations restricting or prohibiting U.S. persons from engaging in transactions and dealings with terrorist designated countries, entities, individuals, or in violation of economic sanctions administered by OFAC.
    • We will check the OFAC List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the SDN List) before dealing with persons (individuals, organizations and entities).
    • The organization will acquire from OFAC the appropriate license and registration where necessary.

    International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation will ensure that we are not engaging in any activities that violate regulations behind OFAC’s country-based sanctions programs, are not engaging in trade or transaction activities that violate the regulations behind OFAC’s country-based sanctions programs, and are not engaging in trade or transaction activities with sanctions targets named on OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDNs).

This resolution is effective the date it is approved


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