ICSD Statement

Dear ICSD Members,

On behalf of the ICSD Executive Board, I wish to thank you for the emails, videos and letters that have reached our office in the aftermath of recent events in Russia.  We felt it important to respond to these as follows:

1. The board is deeply concerned by the events surrounding the house arrest of our President, Dr. Valery Rukhledev for matters relating to the All-Russian Society of the Deaf in Russia.  While we are committed to providing you with updates as they come to hand, we also ask for your patience and understanding for due process to take place by the Russian courts and this includes ensuring that Dr Rukhledev’s human right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, is respected. 

2. Finances

As per the ICSD Constitution, please refer to the following:

12.4.1. The calendar year of the ICSD shall be from 1 January to 31 December of each year.

12.4.2. At the close of each calendar year the Executive Director shall prepare statements of income and expenditure and assets and liabilities of the ICSD. Such statements shall be presented to each Congress for adoption, after being audited by a chartered accountant qualified in audits.

We look forward to fulfilling our obligations by submitting our 2017 financial statements for adoption at the next scheduled Congress. Please let us know if you would like to be sent previous year’s audited reports and we will forward them via email. 

3. Extraordinary Congress

As per the ICSD Constitution, please refer to the following:

9.2.1 The Extraordinary Congress of the ICSD of all Full Members is requisitioned either by the Executive Committee of the ICSD or upon request of at least one-third (1/3) of Full Members from at least two (2) Regional Confederations, only to discuss specific topics.

We will confirm arrangements once a requisition is receipted as per the above.

Sincerely yours,

Kang Chen 

Acting President

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf