Official Documents

IAPSS is registered as a Canadian not-for-profit corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

IAPSS’ old Dutch association is registered as a legal entity under Dutch Association law with the Chamber of Commerce of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) registrant no. 58982841, deposited at the Directorate Centraal-Gelderland, and therewith responsible financially to Dutch authorities, respectively.

This section is providing all legal relevant documents of IAPSS for download and a general description of the internal legal framework.

Documents issued by the IAPSS General Assembly

While the financial and administrative reports of the Association, issued before the IAPSS General Assembly, are available for members only at a separate platform, the key documents constituting IAPSS’ legal framework are available below.

All these documents are developed from the statutes further and are legally binding for the organisation.

IAPSS Bylaws and Policies

The IAPSS Bylaws and Policies constitute the overall framework of the organization. They describe the division of power between IAPSS elected positions, its democratic processes, details on all bodies and mechanisms that shape the operation of IAPSS, as well as IAPSS’ policy stances.


Old IAPSS Statutes

The IAPSS Statutes constitute the overall framework of the old Dutch Association and describe the division of power between and the responsibilities of the IAPSS General Assembly, the IAPSS Executive Committee and the IAPSS Supervisory Committee as well as the execution of the elections of all core bodies of the Association.


Old IAPSS Internal Regulations and Policies

The IAPSS Internal Regulations determine the old Dutch Association’s framework in detail and include chapters on all bodies and the key mechanisms that shape the operation of IAPSS.


*The three legal representatives of the old Dutch Association are the President, the Secretary General, and the Treasurer. The legal representatives of the new Canadian organization are the entire Executive Committee.

Documents issued by the IAPSS Executive Committee

IAPSS Vision Paper Booklet

The IAPSS Vision Paper, presented here in booklet format, provides the organization’s goals for 2022. This document encapsulates IAPSS’ drive to nurture a global community, shape a participatory and regional spirit among its members, establish global recognition, and create quality opportunities for political science students around the world.