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The Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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3(1) The Commission shall consist of such members as are appointed by the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly.N.I.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, a member shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of that member's appointment.

(3) A person shall not be appointed as a member for more than 4 years at a time, and a person appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the person in whose place that person is appointed.

(4) A person who ceases to be a member on the expiration of that person's first term as a member shall be eligible for re-appointment, but a person who has been re-appointed as a member by virtue of this sub-paragraph shall not be eligible for appointment or re-appointment as a member at any time after the end of that person's second term as a member

(5) A person may at any time resign from office as a member by notice in writing to the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

(6) The First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly may remove a person from office as a member if satisfied that that person has—

(a)been convicted of a criminal offence;

(b)become bankrupt [F2or is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order] [F3or has had a debt relief order made against him or is subject to a debt relief restrictions order] [F4or has made] an arrangement or composition with that person's creditors;

(c)failed to comply with the terms of that person's appointment; or

(d)become unfit or unable to exercise that person's functions as a member.]

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