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:
220.127.116.11 The request must be made in writing by at least two members of the Council, giving the grounds for removal.
18.104.22.168 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.
22.214.171.124 The Panel shall receive representations from the members lodging the request and from the member who is the subject of the request.
126.96.36.199 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’.
‘Good cause’ shall for the purposes of this Section 2.12 mean:
188.8.131.52 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
184.108.40.206 conduct of an immoral, scandalous or disgraceful nature incompatible with the duties of the office; or
220.127.116.11 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.
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.
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