Rule 12. GENERAL PROVISIONS
. IPA Discretion
. In exercising any authority provided or permitted by these Rules, the IPA and its decision-making bodies and Organisational Officers are vested with discretion to use reasonable judgment in determining, applying and weighing relevant facts and circumstances. Any applicant to, or Member or Constituent Organisation of, the IPA, in seeking or retaining that status, acknowledges the authority and discretion of the IPA and its decision-making Board, Organisational Officers and bodies.
. Biennial Congress
. Every two years a Congress of the IPA shall be held in a location determined by the Board. All IPA Members may attend upon meeting registration and other criteria established by the Board. The Congress is primarily a forum for scientific and professional education, in which psychoanalysts from the entire IPA Membership deliver papers, discuss developments and meet on organisational and professional matters. An IPA Business Meeting shall be held in conjunction with each Biennial Congress.
. Publications for IPA Members
. The IPA Vice President (or designee), as directed by the Board, shall ensure that IPA Members are duly informed of important IPA developments and business by periodic publications. These shall include at least one IPA Newsletter or Bulletin each year, which shall provide a report of each IPA Congress and Business Meeting, and a roster of IPA Members, which shall be updated at least once every two (2) years.
. Liability and Indemnification
. To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, no former, current or future IPA Member, Organisational Officer, Representative, Corporate Officer, member (whether voting or non-voting) of the Board or of any Executive or other committee or group, employee or authorised volunteer member (as defined in (2) Below) shall be personally liable to the IPA or any third party for any act or omission in a corporate capacity.
. To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, the IPA shall indemnify, and may also insure, each former, current and future IPA Member, Organisational Officer, Representative, Corporate Officer, member (whether voting or non-voting) of the Board or of any Executive or other committee or group, employee and authorised volunteer member for expenses and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, actually and necessarily incurred in connection with any claim asserted by reason of being or having served or acted in good faith in such capacity. For the purpose of this provision, an “authorised volunteer member” of the IPA is one serving as the chair or member of a duly appointed Committee or fact-finding body or otherwise providing voluntary services as requested by the Board.
. IPA Languages
. For legal purposes only the official language of the IPA shall be English. For legal purposes, the English-language version of these Rules shall be the official version.
. The working languages of the IPA are: English, French, German and Spanish.
. Meeting Rules
. Current Robert’s Rules of Order Revised, if applicable, shall govern all IPA meetings to the extent not inconsistent with the Articles of Association, these Rules or any special rules in the Procedural Code.