Official Gazette: Date: 7 January 2015, Issue : 29229

BYLAW OF THE RESEARCH CENTER OF THE SEA AND MARITIME LAW OF ANKARA UNIVERSITY

SECTION ONE

Aim, Scope, Basis and Definitions

Aim

ARTICLE 1 – (1) The purpose of this Bylaw; is to set forth the procedures and principles regarding the aims, activity areas, administrative bodies, duties and working methods of the administrative bodies of the Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law of Ankara University.

Scope

ARTICLE 2 – (1) This Bylaw covers the rules regarding the aims, activities, administrative bodies, duties and working methods of the administrative bodies of the Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law of Ankara University.

Basis

ARTICLE 3 – (1) (1) This Bylaw has been drafted on the basis of Articles 7(1)(d)(2) and 14 of the Higher Education Act dated 4 November 1981 and numbered 2547.

Definitions

ARTICLE 4 – (1) For the purposes of this Bylaw;

a) Advisory Board means the Center’s Advisory Board;

b) Center (DEHUKAM) means the Research Center of the Sea and Maritime Law of Ankara University;

c) Director means the Director of the Center,

d) Rector means the Rector of Ankara University,

e) University means Ankara University,

f) Board of Directors means the Board of Directors of the Center.

SECTION TWO

Aim and Activity Areas of the Center

The Aim of the Center

ARTICLE 5 – (1) The aim of the Center is to conduct scientific researches in the field of the sea and maritime law and policy, have the personal trained in this field, contribute to the development of the Turkish sea and maritime law and policy by cooperating with the related public institutions and organizations as well as real and legal persons, to direct the Turkish domestic and foreign sea and maritime policy in terms of law.

Activity Areas of the Center

ARTICLE 6 – (1) Activity areas of the Center shall be the followings:

a) To conduct scientific researches in the field of the sea and maritime law and policy,

b) To undertake studies to encourage researchers providing services in the field of the sea and maritime law and policy,

c) To cooperate with domestic and foreign universities, institutes, centers and other related institutions,

ç) To establish a specialist library by compiling scientific publications on the sea and maritime law and policy,

d) To organize national and international seminars, symposiums, conferences, workshops and similar meetings related to the sea and maritime law and policy,

e) To support the persons concerned in conducting research in the sea and maritime law and policy,

f) To provide consultancy services to maritime public institutions as well as maritime natural and legal persons.

SECTION THREE

Administrative Bodies and Duties of the Center

Administrative Bodies of the Center

ARTICLE 7 – (1) The administrative bodies of the Center shall be the followings:

a) Director,

b) Board of Directors,

c) Advisory Board.

Director

ARTICLE 8 – (1) The Director shall be appointed by the Rector for the period of two years among the members of the Sea and Maritime Law Department of the Law Faculty of the University. The Director, whose term of office ends, may be appointed with the same method.

(2) In order to fulfill the duties defined under this Bylaw, the Director shall submit to the Rector’s approval the appointment of a person among the University lecturers as a Deputy Director. The Deputy Director shall perform the works assigned by the Director.

Duties of the Director

ARTICLE 9 – (1) Duties of the Director shall be the followings:

a) To represent the Center,

b) To chair the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board,

c) To implement the decisions of the Board of Directors,

ç) At the end of each year, to report the activities of the Center to the Rector,

d) To present the budget proposal prepared by the Board of Directors to the Rector,

e) To invite the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board to the meeting if necessary.

Board of Directors

ARTICLE 10 – (1) The Board of Directors; which consists of a total of five members, including the Director, the Deputy Director and the three members appointed among the University lecturers by the Board of Directors of the University.

(2) The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors is two years. The new member is appointed to complete the remaining time in place of the member who resigned before the end of its term. The members whose term has come to an end may be reappointed.

(3) The Board of Directors shall meet once in every three months in the Chairmanship of the Director. The Board of Directors may meet extraordinarily and more frequently with the Director’s invitation if necessary. The Board of Directors shall meet by simple majority, and the decisions shall be taken by the majority of votes.

Duties of the Board of Directors

ARTICLE 11 – (1) The duties of the Board of Directors shall be the followings:

a) To prepare the Center’s research, implementation and training program and work plan and to make decisions on the related issues,

b) To prepare the budget proposal for the following year.

Advisory Board and Its Duties

ARTICLE 12 – (1) The Advisory Board shall consist of at least five people having been engaged in the sea and maritime law and policy in the chairmanship of the Director. The members of the Advisory Board shall be appointed by the Rector for two years on the proposal of the Director. The members for the Advisory Board may also be selected from outside the University or abroad.

(2) The Advisory Board meets on a date fixed by the Director if found necessary by the Board of Directors. The majority condition shall not be required to convey a meeting.

(3) The Advisory Board shall make proposals and contributions to the Center’s work.

SECTION FOUR

Final Provisions

Implementation

ARTICLE 13 – (1) This Bylaw shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

Enforcement

ARTICLE 14 – (1) The provisions of this Bylaw shall be enforced by the Rector of Ankara University.