Constitution of the
International Seismological Centre

Since ~1964, the International Seismological Centre (ISC) was run as a not-for-profit, non-governmental, international organization based in United Kingdom. It was originally registered in Scotland in the early 1970s as an unincorporated association - the status that allowed ISC to operate for the next 50 years throughout the UK. During that period, the ISC was governed by its Working Statutes.

On the 8th of April, 2020, the ISC was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO) with the Charity Commission for England and Wales: registered charity number 1188971.

The ISC is now governed by its Constitution and Bye-laws. The Constitution is a legal instrument that was adopted at the point of registration with the Charity Commission and endorsed by the Extraordinary Meeting of the ISC Governing Council on May 12, 2020. The Bye-laws, fully compliant with the Constitution, provide further details and clarification of exact rules and procedures applicable in the day-to-day operation of the ISC in pursuit of its mission. The Bye-laws were first adopted by the on-line Biennial General Meeting (BSM) of the Governing Council on June 21, 2021.