Part 2.12: Removal of Independent Members of Council and Officers

 
2.12.1 

A request may be made to the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council to remove an independent member from membership of the Council for good cause in accordance with the procedure described below:

 2.12.1.1  The request must be made in writing by at least two members of the Council, giving
               the grounds for removal.

 2.12.1.2   Should the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council decide that there is a prima facie
               case, a Panel shall be established, comprising two independent members of the
               Council, two members of the Council who are also members of the Senate, and the
               Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council or their nominee who shall chair the Panel.

 2.12.1.3  The Panel shall receive representations from the members lodging the request and
               from the member who is the subject of the request.

 2.12.1.4   Should the request concern the Chancellor, the Panel shall make a recommendation
               to the Council and Senate sitting together in joint session on whether to uphold or to
               dismiss the request. In all other cases the Panel shall make a recommendation to the
               Council on whether to uphold or to dismiss the request. In either circumstance, the
               Panel’s recommendation shall be considered under ‘Reserved Business’.

2.12.2

‘Good cause’ shall for the purposes of this Section 2.12 mean:

 2.12.2.1  conviction for an offence which may be deemed by the Council and the Senate
               sitting together to be such as to render the person convicted unfit for the execution of
               the duties of the office; or

 2.12.2.2   conduct of an immoral, scandalous or disgraceful nature incompatible with the duties
               of the office; or

 2.12.2.3  conduct constituting failure or persistent refusal or neglect or inability to perform the
              duties or comply with the conditions of office whether such failure results from
              physical or mental incapacity or otherwise.

2.12.3

Should the request to remove from membership of Council relate to the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the matter should be referred to the Vice-Chair.