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International Academy of Space Law

Charter

ACADEMY CHARTER
Approved by the Resolve of the Constitutional Convention of the Founders of the International Academy of Space Law (Protocol No. 1 concluded 07/27/2019)

 
CHARTER
of the International Academy of Space Law
 
Moscow – 2019
 
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
1. The International Academy of Space Law is a unitary non-profit organization established in the organizational and legal form of the foundation jointly by individuals and legal entities. The act was based on their voluntary property contributions and pursuing the common good, scientific, educational, charitable, cultural, humanitarian, and other social purposes.

2. The strategic initiative to create an international academy of space law headquartered in Moscow and represented around the world belongs to Dr. Artem V. Bondarenko, head of the permanent working group of the Expert Council of the State Duma (Russian parliament) Committee on Defense, expert of the Expert Group on Legal Issues of Space Activities of the Russian Academy of Science’s Council on Space, section moderator of the First UN Conference on Space Law and Space Policy.

3. The proposal to establish the Academy was widely welcomed by the scientific community in Russia, the CIS countries, and far abroad since it has a specific application for bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

4. A letter of support was received from the Hero of the Russian Federation, Senator Roman Y. Romanenko, Member of the Defense Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The internationally renowned pilot-cosmonaut emphasized the extreme relevance and importance of this strategic initiative that deserves comprehensive support from federal authorities, state corporations and companies, the Russian Academy of Sciences, its specialized institutes and institutions, scientific and educational organizations, socially responsible business, charitable foundations, and the media. He also underscored the need for an effective response to new challenges and threats in outer space to international security and global stability, as well as the urgency for improving the norms of international space law.

5. The Academy is named in memory and in honor of the diplomat was named after Mr. Georgy Y. Barsegov an outstanding Russian diplomat, patriot, and mentor, the highest professional in the field of multilateral space diplomacy and in the field of space law, head of the Peaceful Space Division of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (born December 19, 1962 – passed away January 5, 2019).

6. This Charter is a constituent document of the Academy and contains all mandatory information provided by law, indicating the nature of its activities and organizational and legal form, location, subject, goals, types of activities, management, and organic structure, including the supreme collegial body and the board of trustees.

7. The mission of the Academy is to build up scientific and human capacity in the field of space law, improve national legislation, local regulatory legal acts, and corporate strategies of all bona fide space actors. The Academy’s ultimate goal is to help maintain peace, international security, and global stability, strengthen the international legal regime of space exploration, its mineral and other resources, promote the development and expansion of international cooperation in space activities, the use of outer space exclusively for peaceful purposes and the benefit of all mankind on a non-discriminatory basis.

8. The Academy is destined to become an independent, internationally recognized, authoritative world-class scientific and educational hub integrating potentials of fundamental science and higher education in close cooperation with the new space industry. The Academy functions as a planetary center of excellence to examine draft treaties, guidelines, standards, and regulations.

9. The full name of the Academy in English is International Academy of Space Law, abbreviated – IASL.

10. The location of the Academy is the city of Moscow.

11. The Academy gains legal capacity when entered in the unified state register of legal entities with information about its creation. It loses legal capacity after information on its termination is entered into the register.

12. The Academy is guided in its activities by generally recognized principles and norms of international law, international treaties, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations”, other federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, the Charter of the United Nations and this Charter.

13. The Academy, as a legal entity, has separate property and is responsible for its obligations. It has the right to acquire and exercise civil rights and bear civil liabilities on its behalf. It can be a plaintiff and defendant in court.

14. The Academy may have civil rights that correspond to the activities provided for in this Charter, and bear responsibilities related to these activities. It acquires and exercises its civil rights by its own will and in its interest, is free to establish its rights and obligations based on an agreement and determination of any terms of the contract that are not in contradiction with law and order.

15. The civil rights of the Academy can be limited only based on federal law and only to the extent necessary to protect the foundations of the constitutional order, morality, health, rights, and legitimate interests of others, as well as public interests protected by law.

16. The Academy does not perform the functions of a foreign agent and does not participate in any political activities in any form on the territory of the Russian Federation and other states, has no goals of influencing the development and implementation of their state policy, the formation of state bodies, local self-government bodies, and their decisions and actions.

17. The Academy maintains the accounting and statistical reporting under the procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, is obliged to provide information on its activities to state statistics and tax authorities, founders, and other persons under the legislation of the Russian Federation and this Charter.

18. The Academy keeps separate records of income (expenses) received (generated) within the framework of receipts from foreign sources, and income (expenses) received (produced) within the framework of other receipts, upon receipt of funds and other property from foreign sources.

19. The size and structure of the Academy’s income, as well as information about the size and composition of the property of the Academy, about the expenses of the Academy, the number and composition of its employees, about their remuneration, about the use of free labor of citizens in its activities, cannot be the subject of commercial secrets.

20. The Academy, except for the cases specified in paragraph 3.1 of Article 32 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-ФЗ “On Non-Commercial Organizations”, is obliged to submit to the authorized body documents containing a report on its activities, on the personnel of the governing bodies, documents on the purposes of spending money and using other property, including those received from foreign sources. These data must be posted annually on the Internet information and telecommunication network or provided to the media for publication with a report on its activities in the amount of information submitted to the authorized body or its territorial body.

21. The Academy in the cases specified in clause 3.1 of Article 32 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations” is obliged to post annually on the Internet or provide the media for publication with a message on the continuation of its activities.

22. The Academy has the right to be a member of the founders of other scientific and educational organizations, including as their sole founder in cases stipulated by law, and has the right to create other non-profit organizations, join associations and unions.

23. The Academy has the right, under the established procedure, to open bank accounts in the territory of the Russian Federation and outside its territory, except for cases established by federal law.

24. The Academy has an independent balance and a seal with its full name in Russian. The Academy has the right to have stamps and letterheads with its name. The Academy also has the right to have symbols such as emblems, coats of arms, other heraldic signs, flags, and hymns.

25. Unless otherwise provided by federal law, the founders of the Academy have the right to withdraw from the founders of the Academy at any time without the consent of the other founders, by sending information under the Federal Law of August 08, 2001, No. 129-FZ “On State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs” about their exit to the registration authority. If the last founder leaves the Academy, he is obliged to transfer his rights as a founder to another person under federal law and this Charter before sending information about his withdrawal. The rights and obligations of the founder of the Academy in the event of his resignation from the founders are terminated from the date of amendments to the information about the Academy contained in the unified state register of legal entities. A founder who has withdrawn from the founders is obliged to send a notification about this to the Academy on the day the information about his withdrawal from the founders is sent to the registering authority.

26. Individuals and legal entities under paragraph 4 of Article 15 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations” have the right to become a founder of the Academy with the consent of other founders by a decision adopted unanimously.

27. The Academy shall inform the authorized body about changes in the information specified in paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Federal Law of August 8, 2001, No. 129-FZ “On state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs”, except for information about the licenses received, within three days from the date of the occurrence of such changes and submit the relevant documents to the registering authority.

28. The Academy is obliged to comply with the norms and requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation, the generally recognized principles and norms of international law, as well as the provisions of this Charter, and in the event of their violation, bears responsibility under the legislation of the Russian Federation.

29. The Academy is obliged to act in good faith in the establishment, exercise, and protection of civil rights and the performance of civic duties. The good faith of the Academy and the reasonableness of the actions of the Academy are presumed until proven otherwise.

30. The Academy is responsible for its obligations with all property belonging to it. The founders of the Academy are not responsible for the obligations of the Academy, and the Academy is not responsible for the obligations of its founders, except for cases stipulated by law.

31. The requirements of this Charter are binding on the Academy itself and its founders.

II. SUBJECT, PURPOSES, AND ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMY

32. The subject of the Academy’s activities is the creation and development of scientific and human capacity in the field of space law by the formation of the property of the Academy from sources not prohibited by law and the use of the property of the Academy to achieve the goals of its activities.

33. The objectives of the Academy are:
1) assistance in strengthening the legal regime for the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes;
2) assistance in improving the international political, legal and regulatory, and technical regulation of space activities, as well as the legislation of the Russian Federation and the laws of other states, their unions, corporate strategies in the field of space activities;
3) assistance in ensuring international security, maintaining global stability, achieving goals in the field of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility within the framework of the Global Compact on Outer Space and other international inclusive UN formats on outer space;
4) assistance in ensuring the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities, preserving space as a conflict-free environment suitable for exploration and use for peaceful purposes and on a non-discriminatory basis by all participants in space activities;
5) assistance in the maintenance and development of international relations of the Russian Federation with the UN member states, international scientific, technological, and humanitarian cooperation, international development in the space sphere, based on generally recognized principles and norms of international law within the framework of expert activities in the bodies and specialized agencies of the UN, CIS, Union State, EAEU, BRICS, CSTO, SCO, OSCE, APEC, ASEAN, IAEA, G20, WTO, EU, Council of Europe, ICAO, ISO, ITU, other organizations and forums;
6) promoting economic development and investment in the space sector, the development of space infrastructure, industry, innovation, development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products that meet international quality фтв safety standards, and the requirements for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities;
7) protection of the rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests of all bona fide space actors around the world;
8) dissemination of scientific knowledge about space and increasing the prestige of space research, raising the status and social protection of scientists, teachers, engineers, designers, technological entrepreneurs, and diplomats involved in the space sector;
9) strengthening ties between fundamental and applied science, education, technology, and the real sector of the economy, ensuring the advanced development of the socio-economic sphere by maximizing the benefits from the use of space potential.

34. The Academy, under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 24 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-ФЗ “On Non-Commercial Organizations”, carries out several types of activities permitted by the legislation of the Russian Federation and corresponding to the objectives of the Academy’s activities, which are provided for by this Charter. The Academy, in the cases provided for by law, has the right to carry out certain types of activities based on a special permit (license), entrepreneurial and other income-generating activities, only insofar as it serves to achieve the goals for which it was created and corresponds to these goals.

35. The Academy carries out scientific and technological activities as the main activity, which includes research, development, and innovation.

36. The Academy also has the right to carry out educational activities for master’s programs, programs for the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel in graduate school, additional professional programs, and professional training programs for the space industry, including using network forms of implementing educational programs, using e-learning and distance educational technologies.

37. The Academy allows a combination of various forms of education and training.

38. To carry out educational activities by the Academy under paragraph 6 of Article 31 of the Federal Law of December 29, 2012, No. 273-FZ “On Education in the Russian Federation”, a space university shall be created.

39. The Academy can cooperate with educational institutions of higher education and coordinate its activities with the activities of educational organizations, including based on agreements, by creating associations in the form of associations or unions.

40. The Academy has the right, under the agreement concluded with such an educational organization of higher education, to create a structural unit (laboratory) carrying out scientific and (or) scientific and technical activities in such an educational organization. Relations between the Academy and such educational organizations specified in clause 39 of this Charter may be carried out free of charge.

41. The Academy as a scientific organization has the right to carry out scientific and technical cooperation with foreign legal entities and foreign economic activity under the legislation of the Russian Federation, international treaties of the Russian Federation.

42. The Academy has the right to carry out activities on the formation and use of endowment capital under Federal Law No. 275-FZ dated December 30, 2006 “On the procedure for the formation and use of endowment capital of non-profit organizations.”

43. The Academy performs the functions of a fund to support scientific, technical, and innovative activities in the field of space law at the expense of sources not prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation:
1) forms the directions of scientific research and experimental development supported by the Academy;
2) conducts a competitive selection of scientific and technical programs and projects, including those aimed at the long-term development of scientific organizations and educational institutions of higher education;
3) examines scientific and technical programs and projects, innovative projects, the financial support of the implementation of which will be fully or partially carried out at the expense of the Academy, during a competitive selection and at all stages of the implementation of these programs and projects;
4) provides financial support for scientific and technical programs and projects, innovative projects mainly at the expense of grants transferred to individuals and (or) legal entities for the implementation of these programs and projects;
5) ensures control over the effectiveness of scientific and technical programs and projects, innovative projects, the financial support of the implementation of which is carried out at the expense of such a fund, at all stages of their implementation;
6) ensures the disclosure of information about its activities.

44. The Academy has the right to carry out the following types of income-generating activities that serve to achieve the goals for which the Academy was created, and corresponding to these goals, according to the All-Russian Classifier of Economic Activities (OKVED) OK 029-2014 (NACE Rev. 2), approved by Rosstandart Order of 31 January 2014 No.14-st:
69.10 Activities in the field of law;
70.21 Activities in the field of public relations;
70.22 Consulting on business and management issues;
72.19 Other research and development in the field of natural and technical sciences;
72.20 Research and development in the field of social sciences and humanities;
74.30 Translation and interpretation activities;
74.90 Other professional, scientific and technical activities, not included in other categories;
85.23 Training of highly qualified personnel;
85.22.3 Higher education – Master’s degree;
85.30 Professional training;
85.42 Additional vocational education.

45. The Academy keeps track of income and expenses for entrepreneurial and other income-generating activities.

46. The Academy carries out the following types of socially oriented activities provided for by paragraph 1 of Article 31.1 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Profit Organizations”:
1) protection of the environment of near-earth space, space ecology, space debris mitigation;
2) provision of legal assistance free of charge or on a preferential basis to scientific and pedagogical workers, scientific, educational, and other non-profit organizations participating in space activities, legal education of the population in the field of space law;
3) charitable activities, activities in the field of organizing and supporting charity and volunteering in the field of space law, development, and expansion of international cooperation in space activities;
4) activities in the field of education, enlightenment, and science for the creation and development of potential in the field of space law, the promotion of these activities, as well as the promotion of the spiritual development of the individual through the popularization of the ideals and universal values ​​of Russian cosmism;
5) the formation in the society of sustainable respect for the law and power, intolerance of corrupt behavior in the implementation of resource-intensive and ambitious space programs by exercising public control under the Federal Law of July 21, 2014, No. 212-FZ “On the Foundations of Public Control in the Russian Federation” and other federal laws;
6) the development of interethnic cooperation in the field of space activities, the involvement of the multinational people of the Russian Federation in space activities;
7) activities in the field of patriotic education of young citizens of the Russian Federation to form, maintain and strengthen their sense of pride in the achievements of national cosmonautics.

III. PROCEDURE FOR MANAGING THE ACADEMY ACTIVITIES.
BODIES OF THE ACADEMY

47. The procedure for managing the Academy, the structure, competence, the procedure for the formation and term of office of the management bodies, the procedure for making decisions and speaking on behalf of the Academy are established by this Charter under Federal Law No. 7-FZ of January 12, 1996 “On Non-Commercial Organizations” and other federal laws, which may also provide for the formation of governing bodies of the Academy that are not provided for by this Federal Law, as well as other delimitation of competence between the governing bodies of the Academy.

48. Management of the Academy is carried out based on a combination of the basic principles of one-man management and collegiality.

49. The Academy acquires civil rights and assumes civil obligations through its bodies, acting by the law, other legal acts, and this Charter.

50. The organs of the Academy are:
1) Board of Directors is the highest collegial body;
2) President is the sole executive body;
3) Management Board is a collegial executive body;
4) Board of Trustees is a collegial supervisory body.

51. The main function of the Board of Directors is to ensure that the Academy observes the goals for which it was created. The exclusive competence of the Board of Directors includes:
1) determination of the priority directions of the Academy’s activities, the principles of education, and the use of its property;
2) formation of other bodies of the Academy and early termination of their powers;
3) approval of annual reports and annual accounting (financial) statements of the Academy;
4) making decisions on the creation by the Academy of business entities and other legal entities, on the participation of the Academy in business entities and other legal entities, on the creation of branches by the Academy, and the opening of representative offices of the Academy;
5) amendments to this Charter;
6) approval of transactions carried out by the Academy in cases stipulated by law;
7) determination of the procedure for admission to the founders of the Academy and exclusion from its founders, except in cases where such a procedure is determined by federal laws;
8) the Academy decides on the formation and dissolution of the endowment capital;
9) determination of goals for the achievement of which the Academy has the right to form endowment capital;
10) approval of the annual budget of the Academy, its annual report, and annual accounting statements on the formation and replenishment of the endowment capital, use, and distribution of income from the endowment capital;
11) approval of the financial plan for the use and distribution of income from the endowment capital and amendments to such a financial plan;
12) determination and approval of the management company and the auditing organization or the individual auditor of the Academy (if necessary);
13) deciding on fundraising by the Academy and approval of the standard form of a donation agreement concluded by the Academy with donors in the public collection of funds for the formation of the endowment capital of the Academy in the case provided for in Part 1 of Article 11 of the Federal Law of December 30, 2006, No. 275-FZ “On the Procedure for Forming and Using the Endowment Capital of Non-Commercial Organizations”, or replenishing the formed endowment capital;
14) approval of the numerical and personal composition of the council (councils) of the Academy on the use of the endowment capital;
15) deciding on the request of the donor on the inclusion of him or his representative in the council for the use of endowment capital in the cases provided for by paragraph 6 of Article 9 of the Federal Law of December 30, 2006, No. 275-FZ “On the procedure for the formation and use of endowment capital of non-profit organizations”;
16) deciding on the remaining part of the property that constituted the endowment capital, in the event of dissolution, if the donation agreement, testament or, in the cases established by this Federal Law, the decision of the council on the use of endowment capital does not determine the procedure for disposing of the property constituting the endowment capital;
17) determination of strategic issues of the Academy’s activities and its sustainable and progressive development, directions of the Academy’s participation in the implementation of state scientific and technical policy, including at the regional and international levels;
18) determination of criteria for evaluating applications for participation in competitions for scientific projects, criteria for selection on a competitive basis for such projects;
19) determination of the directions of scientific research supported by the Academy, distribution of subsidies provided to it from the federal budget and budgets of other levels to finance scientific programs and projects, between areas of scientific research and by type of competition, determination of the amount of financial support for scientific programs and projects and changing it;
20) approval of the procedure for conducting competitive selections, including their conditions and amounts of grants, as well as the procedure for the examination of scientific programs and projects at all stages of their implementation;
21) exercising control over the activities of the executive bodies of the Academy and ensuring that the Academy observes the goals for which it was created.

52. The Board of Directors consists of at least 5 (five) members, including the Founder of the Academy, who is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as the President of the Academy, who is an ex officio member of the Board of Directors, with the possibility of increasing the number of members.

53. Members of the Board of Directors are appointed to the Board of Directors for 3 (three) years by the decision of the Founder of the Academy, except for the Chairman of the Board of Directors, whose powers in the Board of Directors are unlimited, as well as the President, whose term of office at the Board of Directors coincides with the term of his election as President.

54. A meeting of the Board of Directors is legally competent if it is attended by more than half of its members and at the same time the meeting was attended by at least 50% (fifty percent) of the total number of members of the Board of Directors.

55. The decision of the meeting of the Board of Directors is adopted by a majority of votes of the members present at the meeting. If the number of votes is equal, the vote of the chairman of the meeting is decisive.

56. The decision of the meeting of the Board of Directors on issues of exclusive competence is adopted by a qualified majority of votes – 2/3 of the total number of members of the Board of Directors under Federal Law No. 7-ФЗ dated January 12, 1996 “On Non-Commercial Organizations”, other federal laws and this Charter.

57. If there are several issues on the agenda of the meeting, an independent decision is made on each of them, unless otherwise established unanimously by the participants in the meeting of the Board of Directors.

58. Secretary of the Board of Directors ensures preparation and holding of meetings, keeping records, keeping minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors. President ensures control over the execution of instructions issued by the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

59. On the adoption of the decision of the meeting, a protocol is drawn up in writing. The minutes are signed by the person presiding at the meeting of the Board of Directors and the secretary of the meeting.

60. The protocol on the results of intramural voting must indicate:
1) date, time, and place of the meeting;
2) information about the persons who took part in the meeting;
3) results of voting on each item on the agenda;
4) information about the persons who carried out the counting of votes;
5) information about the persons who voted against the adoption of the decision of the meeting of the Board of Directors and who demanded to make an entry about this in the minutes.

61. The decision of the Board of Directors can be made without holding a meeting by absentee voting (by-poll), which can be carried out by exchanging documents by post, telegraph, teletype, telephone, electronic or other types of communication, ensuring the authenticity of transmitted and received messages and their documentary evidence, except for making decisions on the issues specified in subparagraphs 1 – 5, 7, 10, 12 of paragraph 51 of this Charter.

62. The procedure for holding absentee voting is determined by this Charter and provides for the mandatory notification of all members of the Board of Directors of the proposed agenda, the possibility of familiarizing all members of the Board of Directors with all the necessary information and materials before the start of voting, the opportunity to make proposals on the inclusion of additional issues in the agenda, the mandatory notification to all members of the Board of Directors before the start of voting on the amended agenda, and also the deadline for the end of the voting procedure.

63. The minutes on the results of absentee voting of the Board of Directors must contain:
1) the date before which the documents containing information on the voting of the Board of Directors were adopted;
2) information about the persons who took part in the voting;
3) the results of voting on each item on the agenda;
4) information about the persons who carried out the counting of votes;
5) information about the persons who signed the protocol.

64. The Academy is not entitled to pay remuneration to members of the Board of Directors for the performance of the functions assigned to them, except for compensation for expenses directly related to participation in the activities of the Board of Directors.

65. Members of the Board of Directors, except for Chairman of the Board of Directors, whose powers in the Board of Directors are unlimited, as well as President, whose powers in the Board of Directors are terminated with the termination of powers as the sole executive body, maybe early relieved of their duties as members of the Board of Directors by the decision of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

66. This Charter provides for a possibility of granting powers to act on behalf of the Academy to several persons acting independently of each other, information about which must be included in the unified state register of legal entities.

67. The persons specified in clause 66 of this Charter include the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and, following the decision of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, members of the collegial executive body classified as executive directors.

68. A person who, under law, another legal act or this Charter is authorized to act on behalf of the Academy, must act in its interests in good faith and reason and is obliged to compensate, at the request of the Academy, the founders of the Academy and members of the Board of Directors acting in the interests of the Academy, losses caused through his fault to the Academy. The members of the collegial bodies of the Academy bear the same responsibility.

69. A person who, by law, other legal act or this Charter, is authorized to act on behalf of the Academy, is liable if it is proved that in the exercise of his rights and performance of his duties he acted in bad faith or unreasonably, including if his actions ( inaction) did not correspond to the usual conditions of civil life or ordinary business risk.

70. Liability stipulated in clauses 68 and 69 of this Charter shall also be borne by members of the collegiate bodies of the Academy, except for those who voted against the decision that caused damages, or, acting in good faith, did not participate in the voting.

71. A person who has the actual ability to determine the actions of the Academy, including the ability to give instructions to the persons named in paragraphs 68 – 70 of this Charter, is obliged to act in the interests of the Academy reasonably and good faith and is responsible for losses caused through his fault to the Academy. In the event of joint damage to the Academy, these persons are obliged to jointly compensate for the losses. An agreement on the elimination or limitation of the liability of these persons for the commission of unfair acts by them is void.

72. In cases where the Civil Code of the Russian Federation or another law makes the occurrence of legal consequences depending on the presence of interconnected (affiliation) relations between persons, the presence or absence of such relations is determined under the law.

73. The Board of Directors elects the sole executive body of the Academy, the President, and may appoint a collegial executive body of the Academy, the Board, to carry out the day-to-day management of the Academy.

74. The competence of the President and the Management Board includes the resolution of those issues that do not constitute the exclusive competence of the Board of Directors of the Academy, determined by the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations”, other federal laws and this Charter.

75. The President of the Academy is elected by the Board of Directors by a simple majority of votes from the total number of members of the Board of Directors for 5 (five) years and can carry out his activities and perform his duties both on a reimbursable and free basis.

76. When the President carries out his activities on a reimbursable basis, his rights and obligations in the field of labor relations are determined by the Labor Code of the Russian Federation, other federal laws, and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, as well as this Charter, local regulations of the Academy, and an employment contract.

77. It is allowed to work part-time as President of the Academy and part-time work of the President of the Academy with another employer by decision of the Board of Directors, adopted by a simple majority of votes.

78. An employment contract with the President may be terminated early in connection with the adoption by the Board of Directors of a decision to terminate the employment contract on the grounds provided for in paragraph 2 of Article 278 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.

79. The President has the right to terminate the employment contract ahead of schedule by notifying the Board of Directors in writing no later than one month in advance.

80. The President cannot simultaneously head the collegial supervisory body of the Academy.

81. President of the Academy:
1) acts on behalf of the Academy and represents, without a power of attorney, its interests in relations with federal government bodies, government bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local government bodies, Russian, foreign, and international organizations;
2) heads the Management Board of the Academy and organizes the implementation of decisions of the Board of Directors and the Management Board of the Academy;
3) issues orders, regulations, instructions, and orders on the activities of the Academy;
4) submits the financial plan of the Academy’s activities for approval by the Board of Directors;
5) in agreement with the Board of Directors, appoints and dismisses his deputies – vice presidents, who work at the Academy permanently and are members of the Management Board;
6) distributes duties between his deputies – vice-presidents of the Academy, the number of which is determined independently;
7) in agreement with the Board of Directors, approves the organizational structure of the Academy;
8) submit proposals on the appointment of members of the Management Board and the termination of their powers to the Board of Directors;
9) hires and dismisses employees of the Academy, concludes, changes and terminates employment contracts with them under labor legislation and other regulatory legal acts containing labor law norms;
10) is empowered to classify information as a state secret and approves the list of information subject to classification under the legislation of the Russian Federation;
11) issues powers of attorney;
12) opens accounts with banks and other credit institutions in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation;
13) approves the regulation on scientific, technical, and expert councils, councils for the use of endowment capital and other advisory bodies of the Academy, the procedure for appointing their members and their composition;
14) approves the amount and forms of remuneration for the employees of the Academy under the legislation of the Russian Federation;
15) approves regulations on branches and representative offices and charters of organizations established by the Academy;
16) submits an annual report to the Board of Directors for approval;
17) makes decisions on other issues of the current management of the activities of the Academy, except for issues attributed by law and this Charter to the powers of the Board of Directors, the Management Board of the Academy.

82. The Board of Directors may appoint a collegial executive body – the Management Board in the amount of at least 5 (five) people for a period of up to 3 (three) years with the possibility of increasing the number of members and extending the term of office of members of the Management Board, which includes the President, who manages the activities of the Management Board as chairman, being an ex-officio member of the Management Board, and other members of the Management Board, including vice presidents, executive, non-executive and independent directors of the Academy.

83. Members of the Management Board from among the executive directors and other officials of the Academy who have entered into an employment contract with the Academy may be subject to the specifics of labor regulation established by this Charter for the President of the Academy.

84. Members of the Management Board are appointed and terminated by the decision of the Board of Directors on the proposal of the President.

85. Members of the Management Board work at the Academy permanently and are guided in their activities by this Charter and the Regulation on the Management Board, which is approved by the Board of Directors.

86. The Management Board of the Academy makes decisions in an order similar to the one provided for in clauses 54 – 63 of this Charter, taking into account the powers of the Board provided for in clause 89 of this Charter.

87. When resolving issues at a meeting of the Management Board, each member of the Management Board has one vote. Transfer of a vote by one member of the Management Board to another member of the Management Board or another person by proxy is not allowed.

88. Organization of the meeting of the Management Board is ensured by the President.

89. The Board exercises the following powers:
1) submits proposals on the main performance indicators of the Academy for the next year for approval by the Board of Directors;
2) determines the position of the Academy as a shareholder on the activities of joint-stock companies, the shares of which are owned by the Academy, except for matters falling within the competence of the Board of Directors or the President;
3) develops draft documents for the strategic planning of the Academy and the financial plan for the activities of the Academy, while providing for the amount of spending of the funds of the Academy, including the amount of spending and directions for the use of funds from special reserve funds;
4) prepares proposals on the directions of using the profits of the Academy generated from entrepreneurial and other income-generating activities;
5) prepares proposals on the opening of representative offices, on the creation of branches and institutions of the Academy;
6) prepares proposals for the formation and adjustment of the list of projects that are financed from the special reserve funds of the Academy;
7) approves the procedure for directing part of the profits of the enterprises of the Academy, which remains at their disposal after paying taxes, fees, and other obligatory payments, to the income of the Academy;
8) approves the annual report of the Academy before submitting it to the Board of Directors;
9) approves the annual accounting (financial) statements
institutions of the Academy;
10) exercise other powers assigned to the Management Board
by decisions of the Board of Directors.

90. Various advisory bodies may be created in the Academy such as advisory, scientific, technical, methodological, informational, analytical, and expert councils in support of its activities.

91. Provisions on advisory bodies, the procedure for appointing members of advisory bodies, and the personal composition of the advisory bodies of the Academy are approved by the President.

92. Board of Trustees is the body of the Academy and oversees the activities of the Academy, the adoption of decisions by other bodies of the Academy and ensuring their implementation, the use of funds of the Academy, and the Academy’s compliance with legislation.

93. Board of Trustees, consisting of at least 5 (five) people with the possibility of increasing the number of members, operates voluntarily and is formed from among the founders, donors, the academic community, representatives of the state, its organizations, and bodies, civil society institutions, the media, international structures, and other individuals and legal entities. They must have an impeccable reputation and authority in matters of ensuring international peace and security, strategic stability, strengthening mutual trust and cooperation between countries and peoples. They are selected from amongst individuals who have achieved outstanding results in the field of space activities and space law, science, education, enlightenment, human rights, peacekeeping, humanitarian and charitable activities, innovation, technology, technological entrepreneurship, industry, culture, health care, sports, and other fields.

94. The candidacy of a member of the Board of Trustees, its Chairman may be proposed by the Founder of the Academy, a member of the Board of Directors, as well as by the President and approved by the Founder of the Academy.

95. The donors of the Academy, the state represented by its organizations and bodies, the media, civil society institutions, bodies, funds, and UN agencies have the right to self-nomination as members of the Board of Trustees.

96. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees may have deputies, the number, composition, and personal responsibilities of which are established by him independently.

97. The Chairman of the Board of Directors is a member of the Board of Trustees ex officio.

98. The term of office of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and its other members is 5 (five) years with a possibility of extension or termination at the request of the members of the Board of Trustees, except for the powers of the Chairman of the Board of Directors as a member of the Board of Trustees, which are unlimited.

99. Members of the Board of Trustees have the right to receive compensation from the Academy for expenses incurred by them, which are directly related to the performance of their functions as members of the Board of Trustees.

100. Meetings of the Board of Trustees are convened and held as required by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees or at the initiative of at least one-third of the members of the Board of Trustees, at the initiative of the Board of Directors, at the initiative of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President, or the Management Board, and can be held via videoconference.

101. The Board of Trustees is authorized to make decisions if at least half of the members are present at its meeting, by a simple majority of votes from the total number of those present, in case of an equal number of votes, the vote of the chairman is decisive.

102. The opinions of the members of the Board of Trustees who remain in the minority as a result of voting are recorded at their request in the minutes.

103. Transfer of powers of the Board of Trustees to other bodies of the Academy is not allowed.

104. Donors, public legal entities, their organizations, bodies, international organizations or their authorized representatives, heads of advisory bodies, chairmen of the Academy’s councils on the use of endowment capital, and other persons may participate in meetings of the Board of Trustees with the right of an advisory vote at the invitation of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

105. Board of Trustees:
1) contributes to the timely and effective solution for challenges of the Academy’s development, attracting additional financial, material and other funds to ensure the activities and development of the Academy, monitors the use of such funds, improving, strengthening and developing the material and technical base of the Academy;
2) participates in the strategic planning of the Academy, the organization of scientific, technical, and other types of statutory activities of the Academy, the development of educational programs at the Academy;
3) controls the accounting by the Academy in the educational programs developed and implemented by it of the requirements of interested employers and potential customers for the performance of labor functions by graduates.

106. The competence of the Board of Trustees also includes assistance in:
1) formation of the development strategy and implementation of the development program of the Academy;
2) development and expansion of effective cooperation, coordination, and interaction with the state, municipal, public, and business structures, including international ones;
3) expanding the network of branches and representative offices of the Academy;
4) development of international cooperation of the Academy in the field of science, education, and other areas following the goals of the Academy;
5) attracting funds to the Academy from non-budgetary sources, including through public campaigns to attract and raise funds necessary to ensure the statutory activities of the Academy;
6) formation of endowment funds, reserve, and other funds;
7) formation of a positive image of the Academy in Russia and abroad.

IV. STRUCTURE OF THE ACADEMY

107. The Academy is independent in the formation of its structure, unless otherwise established by federal laws, has the right to have in its structure various units that ensure its effective implementation of the subject, goals, and types of activities provided for by this Charter.

108. The Academy has the right to have the following units in its organic structure: research and other institutes, departments, scientific, technical, innovative, and technological centers, centers of experimental production and engineering, technological platforms, scientific and technical complexes, departments, sectors, sections, intersectoral clusters for the acceleration and development of high-tech business in the space sector, specialized subdivisions for systemic support of translational research and technological transfer, management and protection of intellectual property, scientific laboratories, production, assembly and trading houses, arbitration, and other structural divisions.

109. The department of the Academy unites scientists from one or several related branches of space law, elected from the department of the Academy, or transferred to it from another department. The branch of the Academy does not have the status of a legal entity and is organized according to scientific and industrial principles.

110. The main task of the department of the Academy is the implementation of activities aimed at achieving goals, the implementation of the main tasks and functions of the Academy established by this Charter.

111. The department of the Academy in its branch (branches) of space law takes part in the implementation by the Academy of expertise of scientific and (or) technical results, monitoring, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the results of scientific and technical activities of the Academy.

112. Each branch of the Academy consists of sections in the areas of space law.

113. Academic councils, committees, and commissions may be affiliated with a branch of the Academy.

114. The Academy carries out fundamental, exploratory, and applied scientific research and innovative developments to improve political, legal, and technical regulation, organization, scientific and technological support, management in the following problem areas and spheres of world space activities:
1) legal regime of outer space and global space management;
2) status and application of the five UN treaties on outer space;
3) definition and delimitation of outer space;
4) development and improvement of the regime for ensuring fair, rational, and efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum and various regions of the orbits in which the satellites are operated;
5) utilization of the geostationary orbit (GSO), consideration of ways and means of ensuring the rational and equitable use of the GSO without prejudice to the role of the International Telecommunication Union;
6) improvement of national legislation on the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes;
7) building capacity in space law;
8) review, possible revision of the principles relating to the use of nuclear power sources in outer space;
9) development of effective legal mechanisms for space debris mitigation;
10) systematic studies of legally non-binding documents on space;
11) space traffic management and research of its legal aspects;
12) systematic analysis of the application of international law concerning the use of small satellites;
13) search for effective models of legal regulation of activities for the exploration, development, and use of space resources;
14) regime of legal liability under space law;
15) regime of material liability under space law for damage caused on Earth or in outer space;
16) registration, jurisdiction, and control under space law;
17) development of draft strategic planning documents and draft regulatory legal acts to ensure the improvement of national space policies, strategies, and regulatory frameworks;
18) adoption, revision, and change of national systems of legal regulation of space activities;
19) supervision of national space activities;
20) licensing of national space activities and issuance of permits for its implementation;
21) improving the practice of registering objects launched into outer space;
22) ecology of space and systematic analysis of potential aspects of the regulation of activities to reduce the formation of space debris and improve the space environment;
23) legal regulation of the use of space science, technology and their application in telemedicine, distance learning, prevention and response to emergencies, environmental protection, rational use of natural resources, monitoring of the World ocean and climate, information exchange in the detection and tracking of potentially dangerous objects approaching the Earth;
24) development of drafts for legally binding international legal acts to prevent militarization and an arms race in outer space;
25) development of a regime for ensuring the compatibility of national, regional, and global space systems of spatial, time, and navigation support, as well as the use of global navigation satellite systems, their integration into the national infrastructure;
26) development and further promotion of a global treaty on outer space for public law entities, corporate legal entities, and private entities in space activities;
27) actual and potential problems of ensuring the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities, systematic analysis of ways and means of preserving outer space for peaceful purposes,
transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space;
28) actual and potential problems of ensuring the safety of space operations, including hazardous rendezvous;
29) improving the practice of providing by authorized subjects of space activities updated contact information and exchange of information on space objects and events in orbit;
30) legal regulation of activities for the exploration, development, and use of space resources;
31) problematic issues of international standardization and regulatory and technical regulation in the design and operation of spacecraft;
32) analysis and accounting of risks in connection with uncontrolled re-entry of space objects into the atmosphere;
33) the use of sources of laser radiation passing through outer space, as well as means of influencing the natural space environment for peaceful purposes;
34) improving the norms of international law and national legislation in the field of national technical control i.e. control of outer space, special control, nuclear tests, control of launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, ballistic missiles of submarines, cyber security by space assets;
35) measures to identify, reduce and manage risks for ground infrastructure supporting the operation of orbital systems, launch vehicles, and spacecraft;
36) preparation and implementation of operations for active removal, as well as deliberate destruction of space objects.
37) other problem areas of legal regulation of space activities, including those related to understanding the processes taking place in society, nature and space, the development of nature-like technologies, human-machine systems, climate and ecosystem management, as well as ethical aspects of technological development, social changes, political and economic relations.

115. The procedure for the creation, liquidation and activities of branches, their goals, and objectives, the goals and objectives of their sections, the procedure for the participation of branches in the preparation of decisions of the management bodies of the Academy, as well as other issues of the activities of branches are determined by the regulations on the corresponding branch, which is approved by the President.

116. A regional branch of the Academy, a regional scientific center of the Academy unites scientists working in the corresponding region of the world.

117. A regional branch of the Academy, a regional scientific center of the Academy are legal entities created under the personal law of the legal entity under the law of the country of establishment unless otherwise provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

118. The Academy creates its branches, opens its representative offices on the territory of the Russian Federation in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as in the municipalities of the Russian Federation under the legislation of the Russian Federation, creates its branches, opens its representative offices in foreign states and with international organizations under the legislation of the foreign state on the territory of which a branch is created, a representative office is opened.

119. Branches, representative offices of the Academy are not legal entities; they are endowed with property by the Academy that created them and they act based on the provisions approved by it.

120. The property of a branch, a representative office of the Academy is recorded on a separate balance sheet and on the balance sheet of the Academy that created them.

121. The heads of branches and representative offices of the Academy are appointed and dismissed by the Academy and act based on a power of attorney issued by it.

122. A branch, a representative office of the Academy carries out activities on behalf of the Academy that created them. The Academy that created them is responsible for the activities of a branch or representative office.

V. INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMY

123. The Academy operates internationally as an independent, globally distributed scientific, educational, and expert center of competence and excellence in space law.

124. The Academy takes part at the expert level in the activities of specialized international and regional organizations and bodies, their institutions and structural units, expert and working groups, including in their sessional and intersessional meetings, on problematic issues of international political, legal and regulatory and technical regulation in the field of space activities, international peace and security, global space governance, and sustainable development:
1) in the activities of the First, Second, Third and Sixth Committees of the UN General Assembly, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, its Scientific, Technical and Legal Subcommittees, the UN Trust Fund for Peace and Development, the UN University, the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, other structural divisions, bodies, institutions, and agencies of the UN system;
2) in the activities of the Conference on Disarmament, the Wassenaar Arrangement regime, the Missile Technology Control Regime, and other non-proliferation regimes;
3) in the activities of the International Institute of Space Law, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, national centers, institutes, and schools in the field of space law;
4) in the activities of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Organization for Standardization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Telecommunication Union, the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, the Committee on Space Research, the Interoperability Plenary, the Consultative Committee for SpaceDataSystems, the Group on Earth Observations, the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee, other international organizations for the technical regulation of space activities;
5) in the activities of the International Organization for Space Communications “Intersputnik”, the International Academy of Astronautics, the International Astronautical Federation, the International Space University, the International Astronautics Congress, and other international forums for the development of international scientific, technical, technological and educational cooperation in the field of space activities.

125. The Academy carries out scientific, technological, and educational cooperation with specialized academies, universities, institutes, centers, schools, departments, and other organizations, their structural units of foreign states, and their associations to build human and scientific capacity in the field of space law and innovative development of the global space industry.

126. The Academy comprehensively promotes the formation and development of an effective international system of professional communications in the field of space sciences, technologies, and innovations, thereby increasing the susceptibility of the economy and society to innovations and creating favorable conditions for the development of science-intensive business in the domestic and global space industry.

127. The Academy has the right to act as the lead executor on the state order for the implementation of scientific, advisory, and expert support of the international space cooperation of the Russian Federation, and support for the functioning of bilateral and multilateral commissions of the Russian Federation on economic, scientific and technical cooperation.

128. The Academy has the right to carry out international scientific and technical cooperation, join international scientific and technical organizations and associations, participate in international scientific and technical programs and projects, scientific and technical programs and projects of foreign states, conclude agreements (contracts) and other agreements with foreign legal entities for work in the Russian Federation and abroad on the terms and in the manner established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

129. The Academy has the right, in the manner prescribed by law, to participate in the creation of scientific organizations on the territory of the Russian Federation, including space scientific centers, with the participation of foreign citizens, stateless persons, and foreign legal entities. Foreign investments in the scientific and technological activities of the Academy are carried out in the manner and forms stipulated by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

130. The Academy carries out international scientific and technological cooperation based on international treaties of the Russian Federation with foreign states, international programs, and projects with the support of the Russian Federation and in compliance with the procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, which regulates the transfer scientific and technical results and scientific and technical products outside the territory of the Russian Federation.

131. The Academy takes part in international cooperation in the field of education under the legislation of the Russian Federation in the forms provided for by laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, and aimed at:
1) empowering citizens of the Russian Federation, citizens of foreign states, and stateless persons to gain access to space education, including education in space law and international legal regulation of space activities;
2) further improvement of mechanisms, organizational forms, and the effectiveness of coordination of the interaction of the Russian Federation with foreign states and international organizations for the development of space education;
3) further improvement of international, interregional, and domestic mechanisms for the development of space education.

132. The Academy takes part in international cooperation in the field of education in various forms, including through the conclusion of agreements on education with foreign organizations and citizens under the legislation of the Russian Federation, and in other forms provided for by the Federal Law of December 29, 2012, 273-FZ “On Education in the Russian Federation” and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, in particular in the following areas:
1) development and implementation of educational and scientific space programs in the field of education and enlightenment in cooperation with international or foreign organizations;
2) sending students, pedagogical and scientific employees of the Academy to foreign and international educational organizations,
providing students with special scholarships to ensure their study abroad, admitting foreign students, pedagogical and scientific workers to the Academy for advanced training, and improvement of scientific and educational activities, including in the framework of international academic exchange;
3) conducting joint fundamental and applied scientific research in the field of space education and enlightenment, joint implementation of innovative activities;
4) participation in the network form of the implementation of educational programs;
5) participation in the activities of international organizations that are both directly related to space activities and space law, and those related to issues of space activities and space law, conducting, based on the Academy and with the participation of the Academy, of international educational, research and scientific and technical projects, congresses, symposia, conferences, seminars, forums, and competitions on space, space law, space policy, space economics, space diplomacy, and space technologies, or independently conducting these events, exchange of scientific and educational literature on a reciprocal bilateral and multilateral basis.

133. The Academy takes part in international cooperation with organizations and bodies of the UN member states, adhering to the principles of maintaining peace and security on planet Earth, developing friendly relations between all countries and peoples, cooperating in solving international problems, and respecting rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of individuals and legal entities, as well as public interests protected by law or an international treaty.

134. The Academy, as a scientific and expert organization, takes part in the implementation of international humanitarian cooperation, in promoting international development and supporting public diplomacy in the field of space activities, including:
1) participates in the implementation of federal and departmental space target programs and interstate space target programs implemented with the participation of the Russian Federation;
2) interacts with the executive bodies of international, regional organizations created by the Russian Federation together with the CIS member states on space activities;
3) takes part in the development and implementation of medium-term and long-term programs in the field of international development assistance at the bilateral level of relations with the CIS member states and other states on space activities;
4) promotes the development of public, business, scientific ties between Russia and the CIS member states, the Eurasian Economic Union, the BRICS member states, and other states in the field of space activities;
5) participates in the development, implementation, information, and analytical monitoring of state policy aimed at strengthening and developing a positive perception, cultural and humanitarian influence in the world of modern Russia as a great space power;
6) participates in planning, organizing, and conducting humanitarian, scientific, and cultural actions of the Russian Federation in space;
7) contributes to the development of international relations of the Russian Federation in the field of space education, promotion of educational services of Russian scientific, educational, and other organizations to the world space market, development and expansion of cooperation between Russian and foreign scientific, educational and other organizations;
8) assists the state in the implementation of effective selection and sending foreign citizens to study at the Academy of compatriots living abroad;
9) participates in work with graduates of Soviet and Russian educational institutions living abroad, their associations in the interests of humanitarian, business, scientific and technical cooperation in the space sphere of the Russian Federation with foreign states;
10) promotes the popularization of the achievements of Soviet and Russian cosmonautics abroad, organizes courses and centers for the study of space heritage, provides methodological assistance, conducts scientific and practical conferences, seminars, creative meetings, and also participates in the organization and holding of national and international competitions and olympiads in space theme;
11) forms library funds and completes them with reference, scientific and fiction literature, educational and methodological materials on legal and other important aspects of research and space exploration;
12) promotes the maintenance and development of international contacts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the field of space education, as well as in the scientific, technical, cultural, and economic fields concerning space activities.

135. The Academy has the right to freely carry out international charitable activities and promote charity for the sake of achieving statutory goals and in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation, international treaties of the Russian Federation.

136. The Academy carries out its international charitable activities in the form of participation in international charitable projects, participation in the activities of international charitable organizations, interaction with foreign partners, as well as in any other form accepted in international practice and not contradicting the legislation of the Russian Federation, the principles and norms of international rights.

Vi. PROPERTY OF THE ACADEMY

137. The property transferred to the Academy by its founders is its property. The founders have no property rights on the Academy created by them and are not responsible for its obligations, and the Academy is not responsible for the obligations of its founders.

138. The Academy is responsible for its obligations only with its property, which can be foreclosed under the legislation of the Russian Federation.

139. The Academy uses its property for the purposes specified in this Charter.

140. The Academy has the right to engage in entrepreneurial activities consistent with these goals and necessary to achieve socially useful goals for which the Academy was created.

141. To carry out entrepreneurial activities, the Academy has the right to create business companies or participate in them and is obliged to publish reports on the use of its property annually.

142. The Academy may own buildings, structures, housing stock, equipment, inventory, cash in rubles and foreign currency, securities, and other property.

143. The Academy may own land plots or other rights under the legislation of the Russian Federation.

144. The Academy has the right to form endowment capital as part of its property in the manner prescribed by Federal Law No. 275-FZ dated December 30, 2006 “On the Procedure for Forming and Using Endowment Capital of Non-Commercial Organizations.” The Academy, in the event of the formation of endowment capital, creates a council for the use of endowment capital and, until the Board of Directors approves the numerical and personal composition of the council for the use of endowment capital, is not entitled to transfer funds into the trust.

145. if the Academy has formed several endowments, it has the right to create a council for the use of each endowment.

146. The powers of the council on the use of endowment capital include:
1) preliminary approval of the financial plan of the Academy and changes to it;
2) determination of the purposes of using the income from the endowment capital, as well as the recipients of income from the endowment capital, the period for which the endowment capital was formed, the number of payments due to the income from the endowment capital, the frequency and procedure for their implementation in cases where a donation agreement or a will with the specified conditions are not defined;
3) preliminary approval of the standard form of the contract
donations concluded with donors in the course of public collection of funds for the formation of endowment capital in the case provided for in part 1 of article 11 of the Federal Law of December 30, 2006, No. 275-FZ “On the procedure for the formation and use of endowment capital of non-profit organizations”, or for replenishment of endowment capital;
4) approval of an internal document defining the procedure for monitoring the implementation of the financial plan of the Academy, including the procedure and terms for considering incoming complaints, appeals and applications, forms and terms for submitting reporting documents;
5) preparation of proposals on the powers of the board on the use of endowment capital and their submission to the Board of Directors for approval;
6) control over the implementation of the financial plan of the Academy and preparation of proposals for amendments to it;
7) approval of a donation agreement, based on which securities, immovable property are transferred for replenishment of the endowment capital, and decisions on inheritance, in which securities and immovable property are transferred for replenishment of endowment capital;
8) other powers stipulated by the Federal Law of December 30, 2006, No. 275-FZ “On the Procedure for Forming and Using the Endowment Capital of Non-Commercial Organizations” by this Charter.

147. The Council on the use of endowment capital is formed from a total of at least two with the possibility of additional application by representatives of the Academy – the owner of the endowment capital and the recipient of income from the endowment capital, donors (their representatives), citizens and representatives of legal entities who have merit to society, authority or achievements in the field of activities corresponding to the goals of the Academy.

148. The council for the use of endowment capital may not include two or more persons who are representatives of one legal entity or different legal entities that are affiliated persons. At the same time, this restriction does not apply to representatives of the Academy – the owner of the endowment capital, who can make up no more than 1/3 (one-third) of the council for the use of endowment capital.

149. A donor whose donation amounts to more than 10 percent of the book value of the property constituting the endowment capital as of the last reporting date has the right to demand that he or his representative be included in the council for the use of the endowment capital. In this case, the Board of Directors of the Academy is obliged to decide on the inclusion of such a donor or his representative in the council for the use of the endowment capital within a month from the date of receipt of the corresponding request of the donor, provided that such inclusion does not contradict part 5 of Article 9 of the Federal Law of December 30, 2006 year No 275-FZ “On the procedure for the formation and use of the endowment capital of non-profit organizations.”

150. The Academy, the owner of the endowment capital, is not entitled to pay remuneration to the members of the endowment council for the performance of their functions.

151. A meeting of the council on the use of endowment capital is competent if more than half of the members of this council are present at the said meeting. The decision of the council on the use of the endowment capital is taken by a majority vote of the members present at this meeting.

152. The sources of the formation of the property of the Academy in monetary and other forms are:
1) regular and one-time receipts from founders;
2) voluntary property contributions and donations;
3) state support for the research and development of the Academy aimed at solving significant problems within the framework of the priorities of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation;
4) state support for the research and development of the Academy aimed at solving problems initiated by the researchers themselves and conditioned by the logic of the development of science;
5) state, public, international and private support for fundamental research carried out by the Academy as a tool for long-term development;
6) income received by the Academy under a state order for the supply of products for federal needs;
7) proceeds from the sale of goods and services;
8) dividends (income, interest) received on shares, bonds, other securities, and deposits;
9) income from endowment capital;
10) income received from the property of the Academy;
11) other receipts that are not prohibited by law.

153. The Academy, by the provision of paragraph 5 of Article 50 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, must have property sufficient for the implementation of income-generating activities with a market value of at least the minimum amount of the authorized capital provided for limited liability companies. The founders of the Academy pay in full their part for the formation of the property of the Academy after the state registration of the Academy, and in the future for the formation and replenishment of the property of the Academy within the period determined by this Charter.

154. Payment by the founders of the Academy of their parts for the formation of the property of the Academy after its state registration is made in equal parts within a period not exceeding 4 (four) months from the date of state registration of the Academy.

155. The founders of the Academy are obliged under clause 5 of part 1 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On non-profit organizations” to form the property of the Academy and ensure the sustainability of the statutory activities of the Academy, to carry out regular, with a frequency of at least once a year, cash contributions or other equal property contributions with a market value of at least:
1) one minimum amount of the authorized capital provided for limited liability companies for founders – individuals, non-profit organizations, whose assets do not exceed one million rubles, and micro-enterprises, the average number of which is no more than fifteen people and whose assets do not exceed one hundred and twenty million rubles;
2) five minimum sizes of the authorized capital provided for limited liability companies for founders – non-profit organizations, whose assets are more than ten million rubles and do not exceed one hundred million rubles, small enterprises, the average number of which is not more than a hundred people and whose assets are at least one hundred and twenty million rubles and does not exceed four hundred million rubles;
3) one minimum amount of the authorized capital provided for a public company for founders – non-profit organizations, whose assets exceed one hundred million rubles and not more than three hundred million rubles, small enterprises, the average number of which is not more than one hundred people and whose assets are not less than four hundred million rubles and does not exceed eight hundred million rubles;
4) three minimum sizes of the authorized capital provided for a public company for founders – non-profit organizations, whose assets exceed three hundred million rubles and not more than a billion rubles, medium-sized enterprises, the average number of which is not more than two hundred and fifty people and whose assets exceed eight hundred rubles and not more than two billion rubles;
5) five minimum sizes of the authorized capital provided for a public company for founders – non-profit organizations, whose assets are at least one billion rubles and do not exceed ten billion rubles, enterprises, the average number of which is at least two hundred and fifty people and whose assets exceed two billion rubles and no more than one hundred billion rubles.

156. Founders from among states and public law entities of other types, including those represented by their organizations and bodies, state corporations, state companies, as well as commercial organizations of private and mixed forms of ownership, whose assets exceed one trillion rubles, carry out financial and other support for the formation and development of the property complex of the Academy by regular, with a frequency of at least once a year, monetary contributions or other equal property contributions to the property complex of the Academy with a market value of at least fifty times the minimum authorized capital provided for a public entity.

157. Government bodies and local self-government bodies of the Russian Federation, by the powers established by the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations” and other federal laws, may provide the Academy with economic support through the purchase of goods, services from the Academy to ensure state and municipal needs in the manner established by the legislation of the Russian Federation on the contract system in the field of procurement of goods, services to meet state and municipal needs. Citizens and legal entities that provide the Academy with material support enjoy benefits in the payment of taxes and fees under the legislation on taxes and fees.

158. State authorities and local self-government bodies provide priority support to the socially-oriented Academy under Federal Law No. 7-ФЗ dated January 12, 1996 “On Non-Commercial Organizations”.

159. State authorities and local self-government bodies, by the powers established by the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations” and other federal laws, may provide support to the Academy, provided that it carries out socially-oriented activities under paragraph 46 of this Of the Charter in the forms provided for by paragraph 3 of Article 31.1 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations”.

160. The constituent entities of the Russian Federation and municipal formations, along with the forms of support established by clause 3 of Article 31.1 of the Federal Law No. 7-FZ of January 12, 1996, No. 7-ФЗ “On Non-Commercial Organizations” have the right to provide support to the Academy in other forms at the expense of budgetary allocations, respectively, from the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and local budgets.

161. The provision of financial support to the Academy can be carried out under the legislation of the Russian Federation at the expense of budgetary allocations from the federal budget, the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local budgets through the provision of subsidies. Federal budget allocations for financial support of socially oriented non-profit organizations (including for maintaining a register of socially oriented organizations – recipients of support), including subsidies to the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, are provided in the manner established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

162. The provision of property support to the Academy is carried out by state authorities and local self-government bodies by transferring state or municipal property to the possession and (or) use of the Academy, which is used for its intended purpose.

163. State and municipal property included in the lists provided for by paragraph 7 of Article 31.1 of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Profit Organizations” on a long-term basis (including at preferential rental rates).

164. The provision of information support to the Academy is carried out by state authorities and local authorities by creating federal, regional, and municipal information systems and information and telecommunication networks and providing them functioning to implement state policy in the field of supporting socially oriented non-profit organizations.

165. The provision of information support to the Academy is possible by providing it by state and municipal organizations that carry out television and (or) radio broadcasting, by the editorial offices of state and municipal periodicals, free airtime, free print space, posting information materials of the Academy on the Internet.

166. Support to the Academy in the field of training, additional professional education of employees and volunteers of the Academy can be carried out by state and local authorities by organizing and assisting in the organization of training, professional retraining, and advanced training of employees and volunteers of the Academy at its request, conducting educational, scientific and practical events.

167. The Academy provided that it performs socially useful services has the right to receive priority measures of support in the manner prescribed by federal laws, other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, as well as regulatory legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and municipal legal acts.

168. The Academy pursues a policy of full transparency and makes available to the public and the media information about the level of financial, property, administrative, and other support for its activities by state, municipalities, citizens and legal entities, foreign and international organizations. It has the right to publish ranking and ratings making available to the general public the results of support for statutory activities by founders, benefactors, patrons, philanthropists, sponsors, and other donors.

169. In the event of the liquidation of the Academy, its property remaining after the satisfaction of creditors’ claims is directed to the purposes specified in this Charter. If the use of the property of the Academy under liquidation under this Charter is not possible, it turns into state revenue.

170. When the Academy is liquidated, the property constituting the endowment capital is used for the purposes specified by the donation agreement or the will. In cases where the specified goals are not specified, it is used for the purposes determined by the decision of the council on the use of the endowment capital.

Vii. CHANGE OF THE CHARTER AND LIQUIDATION OF THE ACADEMY

171. The procedure for changing this Charter and liquidating the Academy is governed by the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, Federal Law No. 7-FZ of January 12, 1996 “On Non-Commercial Organizations”, other federal laws, and this Charter.

172. Amendments to this Charter by sub-clause 5 of clause 51 of this Charter are attributed to the exclusive competence of the Board of Directors.

173. The decision to amend this Charter is made by the Board of Directors by a qualified majority of votes – 2/3 of the total number of members of the Board of Directors under the general rules for decision-making by a meeting established by the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

174. This Charter may be amended based on a court decision that has entered into legal force, adopted at the request of the bodies of the Academy and the Board of Trustees of the Academy, authorized to supervise the activities of the Academy, or a state body authorized to supervise its activities if the preservation of this Charter in its unchanged form entails consequences that could not have been foreseen when the Academy was established, and the Board of Directors does not change this Charter.

175. State registration of any changes to this Charter is carried out in the same procedure and terms as the state registration of the Academy under the legislation of the Russian Federation.

176. Any changes to this Charter come into force from the date of their state registration.

177. The Academy may be liquidated based on a court decision that has entered into legal force, adopted at the request of interested parties, if:
1) the property of the Academy is insufficient to achieve its goals and the probability of obtaining the necessary property is unrealistic;
2) the goals of the Academy cannot be achieved, and the necessary changes to the goals of the Academy cannot be made;
3) the Academy in its activities deviates from the statutory goals;
4) in other cases provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

178. The liquidation of the Academy is carried out following the procedure established by the Federal Law of January 12, 1996, No. 7-FZ “On Non-Commercial Organizations” and the civil legislation of the Russian Federation, taking into account the specifics stipulated by the legislation in the field of scientific, technical and innovative activities, higher education and appropriate additional professional education.

VIII. FINAL PROVISIONS

179. The Academy creates conditions for any interested parties to familiarize themselves with this Charter.

180. Any legal relationship not regulated by this Charter is governed by the legislation of the Russian Federation, international treaties with the participation of the Russian Federation, and local regulatory legal acts of the Academy.

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