Adoption: November 17, 1970
1st Amendment: April 8, 1999
2nd Amendment: February 17, 2004
Art. 1. Appellation - The Korean National Committee
of Historical Sciences shall be the official appellation (abridged in the following
as Korean National Committee).
Art. 2. Objectives - The Korean National Committee
in accordance with the purport described in the constitution of the International
Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH: Le Comité international des Sciences
historiques) will carry out the undertakings necessary for the development of
historical studies through world-wide exchange among historians.
Art. 3. Composition - The Korean National Committee
shall be composed of less than 25 members: representatives of historical societies
and individual historians with outstanding accomplishments.
Art. 4. Election of Members - The members shall
be elected by the Board upon the recommendation of President and approved
ex post facto by the General Assembly.
Art. 5. Tenure of Membership - The tenure of
members lasts 5 years, and it may be extended, with the exception of those representing
historical societies whose membership lasts as long as his (or her) own tenure
pertaining to that society.
Art. 6. Officers - President shall be elected
by the Board of the Korean National Committee, and approved ex post facto by
the General Assembly. Vice-Presidents and assessor members shall be elected
by the Board upon the recommendation of President, and approved ex post
facto by the General Assembly. Secretary General shall be appointed by President.
The tenure of secretariat lasts 3 years, which may be extended.
Art. 7. Board of the Committee - The Board of
the Korean National Committee shall consist of President, Vice-Presidents, Assessor
Members, and Secretary-General.
The Board shall deal with the affairs
concerning the organization of the Korean National Committee, management of
its major projects, and decisions on the matters delegated by the General Assembly.
Art. 8. General Assembly - The General Assembly
shall consist of all members. A regular session shall be convened in every December,
and an extraordinary session shall be proposed by the President in case of necessity.
Art. 9. Voting - A quorum of every meeting including
the General Assembly and the Board shall consist of more than half of constituent
members, and a proposal shall be approved by a vote of more than half of members
Art. 10. President - President shall represent
the Korean National Committee and supervise the matters pertaining to the Committee.
He shall summon the Board and preside over its meetings as chairman. In case
President should be unable to carry out his duty, one of Vice-Presidents
in order of seniority shall stand proxy for President.
Art. 11. Secretary General - Secretary General
shall supervise, under the directions of President, all practical affairs
pertaining to the Korean National Committee. He shall prepare the agenda of
various meetings, supervise academic activities and publications, and be responsible
for management of finances.
Art. 12. Counselors - The Korean National Committee
shall have Counselors, who may be present without vote at the meetings of the Board and
the General Assembly.
Art. 13. Finances - Financing of the Korean National
Committee shall be appropriated by annual dues, contributions, revenue and other
Art. 14. By-laws -
Matters concerning the
functioning of the Korean National Committee not herein dealt with
shall be regulated by conventionalism in similar cases.