Chapter Seven:Merging, Dividing, Forming Branches, or Dissolving the Association:
Article no. 54:
The General Assembly may decide to merge the Association with other society(ies) working to achieve similar objectives, as it may divide the Association and/or form braches, according to the rules under Article (30) of this Constitution. The decision of the Association relating to merging, dividing, or forming branches is not considered valid unless it is registered in the register created for that purpose at the Ministry of Social Affairs and published in the official newspaper.
Article no. 55:
The Association may dissolve voluntary according to the rules of the Articles (26, 30) of this Constitution, if the Association failed to attain the objectives it was established for; and if the number of Association's members dropped to a proportion which makes it impracticable to continue its activity or for any other reasons thereof. The decision of the General Assembly relating to dissolving the Association is not considered valid unless it is registered in the register created for that purpose at the Ministry of Social Affairs and published in the official newspaper.
Article no. 56:The Association may be dissolved in a compulsory manner, or be temporarily on prohibition for no longer than 45 days through a decision of the Ministry of Social Affairs, under the following conditions:
a) The Association's failure to attain the objectives it was established for. b) If the Association's finances were spent wrongfully or not in accordance to its objectives. c) If the General Assembly has not convened for two consecutive years. d) If the Association was involved in a significant illegal act related to violation of general norms or affecting social decencies.
The decision of the Social Affairs Minister relating to dissolving or prohibiting the Association is documented in a registered letter and registered in the register created for that purpose at the Ministry of Social Affairs and published in the official newspaper.
The Association and all related parties have the right to appeal the Ministry's decision of dissolution or prohibition in front of the Civil Supreme Court within 15 days of publishing the decision in the official newspaper. Articles 56, 57, and 58 of this Constitution are deemed valid in the case of a compulsory shut down of the Association.
Article no. 57:
Members of the Association, administrators and employees are prohibited to continue their activities or act on its finances at the mere knowledge of its dissolution. All parties are prohibited from participating in the Association's activities after publishing the dissolution resolution in the official newspaper.
Article no. 58:
In the event of dissolving the Association, the Ministry of Social Affairs should appoint liquidators with remuneration. The Association's administrators should submit to the liquidators all documents and records related to the Association upon their request, and should ban the Association's administrators, the bank – where the Association's finances are – and debtors from dealing with the Association's in any manner, unless with a written order from the liquidators.
Article no. 59:After the completion of the Association's dissolution, the liquidators should distribute the remaining finances to the following societies:
a) Bahrain Society of Private Training Institutes Owners. b) Bahrain Society for Strategic Planning
If the distribution method is not possible, the Ministry of Social Affairs should specify the social organizations which the Ministry deems appropriate for distribution of the remaining finances.