With reference to Athletes’
Council Bylaw included in the Constitution of International Paralympic Committee, and
Article 21 of I.R. Iran National Paralympic Committee Constitution ratified by
the Board of Ministers on 2018/08/25, and with regard to the
significance of participation and role of Paralympic athletes in decision making
process of National Paralympic Committee, and since Athletes’ Commission is the representative of athletes in NPC
Iran and Paralympic Movement, Athletes’
Commission Bylaw is compiled as follows:
v Assembly–General Assembly of I.R. Iran National Paralympic
v Committee / NPC– I.R. Iran National Paralympic Committee;
v Executive Board – Executive Board of I.R. Iran
National Paralympic Committee;
v Commission – Athletes’ Commission of I.R. Iran
National Paralympic Committee;
v Athletes – Athletes of Summer & Winter
Article 2 Function
Commission shall have the following roles:
the representative of athletes to join the Executive Board;
the Committee to achieve its vision, goals, missions and other duties;
3. Express viewpoints of the Commission
within the Executive Board by the representative;
up the affairs of athletes from NPC;
5. Make recommendations about the affairs assigned by Executive
a. Athletes’ supporting policies and plans;
b. Protect Athletes’ Code of Ethics;
athletes not to use banned substances.
7. Act as
an advisory institution for both athletes and
8. Express athletes’ opinions to be considered in
decision making processes;
9. Cooperate and communicate with other commissions and NPC departments.
Article 3 Structure
The structure of
the Commission shall include:
2. Vice Chairperson
Note – Either Chairperson or Vice
Chairperson must necessarily be a woman.
Article 4 Composition
(7) elected summer athlete representatives;
2. One (1)
elected winter athlete representative;
3. One (1) elected (B1) athlete
representative from sports for the blind;
4. Two (2) Alternate members (without voting
right) from summer sports with the most votes polled after
5. Secretary of the Commission will be
appointed by NPC CEO as the representative of NPC (without voting right).
Note – Maximum
two athletes from each sport can be elected to the Commission.
The Chairperson and Secretary of the Commission together with NPC
secretariat are responsible for keeping the accurate records and reports
of the Commission.
Article 6 The Chairperson of the Commission will
be a member of Executive Board as athletes’ representative.
7 Eligibility Requirements of Candidates
following athletes can stand for
Athletes’ Commission election:
of the previous two editions of the Summer Paralympic Games;
who have competed
in the previous two editions
of the Winter Paralympic Games;
3. B1 Athletes who have competed in the
previous two editions of the Summer Paralympic Games;
athletes who have competed in the previous
two editions of the Summer Paralympic Games;
5. Athletes having commitment to athletes’ obligations stated in the agreements of the NPC;
6. Athletes without suspension, disqualification and criminal conviction at the time of election.
Article 8 Terms
The members are
elected for a four-year term of office.
Note – Athletes
can be re-elected for the next terms, so long as they continue to meet
the eligibility requirements stated in Article
Termination of Membership
Membership of the Commission may be terminated following the recommendation
of at least two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members of Athletes’ Commission, and with the approval of the Executive
Board due to the following reasons:
to comply with NPC rules and obligations;
of anti-doping rules;
to fulfill his/her duties and responsibilities;
Absence from two consecutive official meetings without reasonable regrets;
criminal conviction in judicial courts.
Article 10 Voters'
To be eligible
to vote in Athletes’ Commission election, athletes
must have the following criteria:
All athletes who have competed in the
previous three editions of the Summer & Winter Paralympic Games;
with no suspension or disqualification at the time of election.
Article 11 Election Procedures
The day of election will be announced
on the website of NPC at least
45 days prior to the election;
The eligible athletes shall declare their
candidacy to NPC CEO by attending
the NPC or the relative
federation in person
at least one month prior to the election;
The eligible candidates will be introduced on the website
of the NPC at least one week prior to the election;
voter can vote for up to 9 candidates;
shall cast the ballots physically or do the voting electronically;
voter can vote in the following manner:
Seven (7) summer athlete candidates;
One (1) winter athlete candidate;
One (1) B1 athlete candidate.
the ballots contain
more than 9 candidates, the extra candidates will not be counted;
8. Should there be a statistical tie between
the main and alternative candidates, the election will be repeated.
Article 12 Athletes’ Commission Meetings
1. Ordinary meetings
2. Extraordinary meetings
Article 13 Ordinary meetings of Athletes’ Commission will be held two times a year in coordination with NPC CEO and at the invitation of Commission Chairperson.
Article 14 Extraordinary meetings of Athletes’
Commission will be held upon the recommendation of the Chairperson
of Commission and approval of NPC CEO.
15 Meeting Organization
1. The invitation and agenda shall be
circulated among the members at least 10 working days prior to the meeting;
2. The Chairperson of the Commission is in
charge of conducting the meeting, and in case
of his absence, the Vice Chairperson will be
quorum shall be two-thirds of the voting members of the Commission;
4. The presence of the secretary is necessary
for the meeting to be officially recognized;
members are not allowed to grant their votes to others;
6. Approvals of the meetings
will be ratified by the vote of 50 per cent + 1 of the voting members present in the meeting;
7. Approvals of the meeting
will be submitted to NPC CEO, and they will be implemented if ratified by the Executive Board.
Article 16 Dissolution
The IPC Athletes’ Council can only be
dissolved by a decision of the NPC General Assembly.
This bylaw was ratified in 16 Articles and 3 Notes by the
Executive Board of NPC on 2020/06/09, and any
changes in it will be made after holding the first election and
establishing the Commission, upon the request of Commission and approval of