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SOCIETY FOR IRISH LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
1 July 2003
Amended on 24 June 2005
Article 1. Name, Authority, and Conditions of Operation
(a) The Society shall be called THE SOCIETY FOR IRISH LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES.
(b) The Society will be organised within the meaning of the articles 60-79 of the Swiss Civil
Code (Code Civil Suisse et code des obligations – Associations à but non lucratif), as now
enacted or hereafter amended.
(c) The Society shall encourage diversity amongst its Members (e.g., gender, age, origin,
ideology, religion, etc.), accepting and respecting cultural differences and recognising that
no one culture is intrinsically superior to another.
(d) The Society is open to any point of view, to any historical period, and to any approach.
Article 2. Aims
(a) The Society's Scope of Study is the migration of people from Ireland to Latin America,
their settlement, lives, and achievements, as well as those of their descendants, together
with contemporary presence of Ireland and people of Irish ancestry in the life and culture
of Latin America, and the presence of Latin Americans in Ireland.
(b) The Society is organised exclusively for research, scientific and educational purposes
within the Scope of Study, more specifically to collect, preserve and make public of the
scattered, decaying and hidden treasure of Irish Latin American historical material that
lies about in old family archives, and half forgotten official records, as well as in old
pamphlets and periodicals which have not found their way into the public libraries, but
still exist in out-of-the-way places.
(c) The Society shall promote, foster, organise, and co-ordinate various activities concerning
the Scope of Study, including but not limited to:
- undertake research projects
- publish studies and essays
fund fellowships, grants, and research prizes
- organise field trips
- develop educational programmes
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- organise conferences
- open and maintain museums or memorial centre