Political Relations Terms of Reference

1.         The PRC deals with issues related to political, governmental and other entities, with the following Terms of Reference:

i.          The Region 1 Political Relations Committee, hereinafter referred to as "PRC,” is an advisory body to the Executive Committee, formed according to Art. A.5 of the Constitution and Section B.3 of the Bye-Laws. It is a permanent body in the sense of B.3.10.

ii.         PRC shall advise the EC on matters relevant to the monitoring of, or involvement in, works of political entities affecting the interests of the Amateur Radio Services in any matter.

iii.        The PRC shall process material and undertake actions delegated to it by the EC, to which it is responsible.

iv.        The PRC shall consist of volunteers and persons with special knowledge from Region 1 Member Societies.

v.         The PRC shall work with other permanent bodies (ERC, EMC-WG, C4 and C5 Committees) to identify potential threats to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite Services from legislative, political or commercial pressures and agree with the ERC and other relevant permanent bodies, strategy and implementation to ensure that these threats are managed in a way that limits adverse impact on the Amateur Services.

2.         It is recommended that Member Societies of IARU Region 1 will inform the Secretary of the EC of the names and addresses of qualified persons in their Society who could participate in this committee (PRC).


3.         The PRC Chairman should be a member of the EC.