Rules of Procedure of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

 

APPROVED

By decision of the Interstate Commission

on military economic cooperation

Collective Security Treaty Organization

from    ten    September    2015

“On the Rules of Procedure of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation

Collective Security Treaty Organizations

These Rules of Procedure (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) determine the working order of the Interstate Commission for Military and Economic Cooperation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (hereinafter referred to as the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation, the Commission).

In all that is not provided for by these Rules, the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation is guided by the Rules of Procedure of the bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

I. Meetings

Rule 1

Time and venue of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meetings

one. The decision on the time and place of the meetings of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation is taken at the previous meetings of the Commission.

2. The extraordinary meetings of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation shall be convened by the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation chairman on the proposal of any national part of the Commission.

3. Meetings of representatives of national parts of the Commission on individual issues may be held, if necessary, in bilateral and trilateral formats.

4. The Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting is valid if it is attended by at least two thirds of the number of national parts of the Commission.

5. The National Part of the Commission from each Member State of the Organization may make a proposal to change the originally established date for the ICGDP. Such a proposal no later than
40 days before the meeting, sent to the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation, who in working order approves the proposal with the heads of the national parts of the Commission and through the CSTO Secretariat no later than 30 days informs the national parts of the Commission about the new date of theInterstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.

6. In urgent cases, the date and place of an extraordinary meeting of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation may be established by the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation Chair in working order in coordination with the heads of the national parts of the Commission.

At the same time, the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation establishes appropriate dates for the preparation and submission of materials submitted for consideration of the meeting.

II . Preparation of draft documents

Rule 2

The procedure for making draft documents

1. Draft documents for consideration at Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meetings are submitted by the national parts of the Commission and / or the CSTO Secretariat.

2 Draft documents with materials justifying the need for their adoption are sent to the CSTO Secretariat and after expert legal studies in the CSTO Secretariat are sent to the national parts of the Commission for consideration.

After receiving comments and proposals from the national parts of the Commission, the draft documents are finalized by the CSTO Secretariat and are included in the agenda of the next Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.

3. Documents of a closed nature containing secret information shall be submitted for discussion of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation in a special manner in accordance with Rules of Procedure of the Collective Security Treaty Organization .

4. The proposals and decisions prepared within the framework of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation are sent by the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation Secretariat in the established order to the governments of the Organization's member states for their implementation in accordance with national legislation.

5. The draft documents prepared within the framework of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation proposed for consideration at the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council undergo a procedure of intra-state coordination in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

6. The documents of the Commission prepared for submission to the CSTO Collective Security Council are presented at its sessions by the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation or the Secretary General of the CSTO.

7. In order to finalize and approve draft documents, working groups (groups of experts) may be created from representatives of interested ministries and departments of the CSTO member states with appropriate powers.

Rule 3

Setting the agenda for the meeting of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation

1. The draft agenda of the next meeting of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation is prepared by the Working Group on issues of military-economic cooperation with The chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation (hereinafter - the Working Group), as well as the CSTO Secretariat, is sent to the national parts of the Commission no later than 30 days before the start of its meeting.

2 The national parts of the Commission may make proposals for amending and supplementing the draft agenda of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.

Proposals are submitted to the CSTO Secretariat no later than 20 days before the beginning of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting and should be accompanied by explanatory notes explaining the need for their consideration by the Commission and, if necessary, draft relevant decisions.

Received proposals are immediately sent by the CSTO Secretariat to other national parts of the Commission for their operational coordination and the question of including the agenda of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.

3. The draft agenda of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting and proposals for amendments and additions to it are submitted by the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation Chair for consideration and approval at the beginning of the Commission’s meeting.

Rule 4

Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation work plan

1. The Commission annually approves the work plan of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the Plan), which, along with the issues to be considered by the Commission or its working groups, establishes a timeline for their consideration, executors, as well as forms for presenting the final result of the review.

2. Proposals for the inclusion of questions in the draft Plan are sent by the national parts of the Commission to the CSTO Secretariat within the time limits established by the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation.

Each proposal should be accompanied by an explanatory note containing the necessary (including economic) justifications for including the issue in the draft Plan and the expected results of its consideration. Proposals should also contain information on the preparation and timing of the consideration of issues, executors (co-executors) and completion forms.

3. The CSTO Secretariat sends the draft Plan to the national parts of the Commission no later than 30 days before the start of the Commission meeting.

4. The national parts of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation may make suggestions for clarifying the project. Commission work plan. Such proposals are sent to the CSTO Secretariat no later than 20 days before the start of the Commission meeting.

The summary and approval of proposals received shall be carried out by the Secretary of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation.

III. Delegations

Rule 5

The composition of the delegations

1. The delegation of a CSTO member state at a meeting of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation is headed, as a rule, by the head of the national part of the Commission, appointed by the government of the corresponding member state of the Organization.

In exceptional cases, the national delegation may be headed by a deputy head of the national part of the Commission or another official who has the appropriate documented authority.

2. The personal composition of the delegation, including experts and invited persons, shall be communicated to the host Party and the CSTO Secretariat no later than
5 days before the start of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.

Rule 6

Powers and Rights

one. The authority to participate in meetings of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation as the head of the national part of the Commission is required if another person acts in its role.

2 Powers confirmed by documents are presented to the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation, who informs the meeting participants about the powers received.

3 The national parts of the Commission have the same rights and duties.

Rule 7

Representation in Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation

1. The Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation consists of national units, which are headed by the heads of the national parts of the Commission with a rank not lower than the heads of state authorities or their deputies, who are in charge of military-economic (technical) cooperation.

2 Each national part of the Commission annually in the first quarter officially informs the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation of its composition, indicating the Head, his deputy, secretary of the national part of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation, as well as their postal details and means of communication.

3 In cases of replacement of the Head of the national part of the Commission, this information is sent to the CSTO Secretariat within 10 days from the date of his assumption of office for further informing the Chairman of Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation and the heads of other national parts of the Commission.

Rule 8

Chairmanship of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meetings

1. The Commission’s meeting is chaired by the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation Chairman, and in his absence, the head of the national part of the Commission of the state on which the meeting is held.

Rule 9

Functions of the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation at the meetings of the Commission

1. The chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation opens and closes the meeting of the Commission, submits for approval the agenda of the meeting and the rules of procedure, gives the floor for reports, communications and speeches, votes on draft documents and proposals on the issues under consideration, announces certificates and written statements, signs protocol decisions, ensures compliance with these Rules.

2. The chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation directly leads the Working Group, which is being established there to develop the necessary documents (materials) and ensure interaction with the CSTO Secretariat, coordinates the preparation of materials for the Commission meetings, takes other operational measures to ensure the implementation of Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation decisions.

IV . Meeting preparation, decision making

Rule 10

Meeting preparation

1. The logistical support for the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meetings is provided by the host Party.

2 Information, analytical and organizational support for the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meetings is provided by the CSTO Secretariat.

Rule 11

Editorial groups

1. During a meeting of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation, editorial groups may be established to prepare and edit draft documents considered at meetings. The chairman of the drafting group is appointed by Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation.

Drafting groups independently determine the order of their work, taking into account the deadlines set for them by the Commission.

2 Draft resolutions, proposals and recommendations prepared by the drafting groups are submitted for consideration by the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation.

Rule 12

Making decisions

one. Decisions on issues on the agenda of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meetings are taken by voting on the heads of the national parts of the Commission (heads of delegations).

The work plan and decisions of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation can provide for which of the issues are considered directly at the meetings, and which issues can be decided on an individual basis.

2. All decisions of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation are made by consensus.

Consensus is defined as the absence of a formal objection from the Member States of the Organization, which could constitute an obstacle to a decision on the issue under consideration.

If the Head of the national part of the Commission (the head of the delegation) or his representative is unable to attend, as well as the absence of their official objection, the consensus is reached in the absence of official objections from the heads of the national parts of the Commission (heads of delegations) participating in the meeting.

3. The decision of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation enters into force on the date of signing the minutes of the Commission’s meeting, unless otherwise provided for in the decisions themselves, and is binding on each national part of the Commission in accordance with the national legislation of the CSTO member states.

4. The Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation may make decisions in a limited format, provided that no national part of the Commission objects to such a decision-making procedure.

A decision in a limited format can be taken if none of the national parts of the Commission objects to such a decision.

Decisions in a limited format are binding for execution only by the national parts of the Commission that adopted them.

5. The statement of the Head of the national part of the Commission (the head of the delegation) about non-participation in the decision making or disinterest in this matter does not prevent the adoption of the decision of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation, unless more than half of the voting participants said so.

The decision of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation does not apply to those national parts of the Commission that have declared their non-participation in its adoption or lack of interest in this matter.

Each of these national parts of the Commission may subsequently join the decisions taken by sending a written notice to the Chairman of the ICELP through the CSTO Secretariat.

6. Decisions on procedural matters are taken by a simple majority of the heads of the national parts of the Commission (heads of delegations) participating in the meeting.

Rule 13

Arrangements

1. Consideration within the framework of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation of issues related to its competence may be concluded by agreements between the heads of the national parts of the Commission (heads of delegations) on the implementation of agreed activities for their implementation.

The agreements reached are taken into account by the Commission and included in the protocol of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.

2. Agreements between the heads of the national parts of the Commission (heads of delegations):

implemented in states - parties to arrangements in accordance with the procedures established in these states;

subject to execution only by those national parts of the Commission that participated in such arrangements;

valid for a period agreed upon by the national parts of the Commission - parties to the agreements.

3. Any national part of the Commission that did not initially participate in the said arrangements may subsequently accede to them under conditions agreed upon with the national parts of the Commission that have accepted such agreements.

V. Decision Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation and Minutes of the meeting

Rule 14

1. Decisions of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation are signed by the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation and heads of national    parts of the Commission (heads of delegations).

2. The draft document developed by the CSTO Secretariat in the light of their discussion before or during the meeting Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation and submitted for consideration by the heads of the national units to the Commission (heads of delegations) before signing. Comments and proposals on them are agreed during the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.

3. The results of the meeting of the Commission shall be recorded in a protocol signed by the Chairman of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation.

Vi . Tongue

Rule 15

1. The working language of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation is Russian.

2. The national parts of the Commission or its working groups (business and coordination councils) shall take the necessary measures so that the working materials, documents, speeches, etc. submitted by them are translated into the working language of Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation.

VII . Document storage and distribution

Rule 16

1. Original copies of the decisions of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation, documents adopted at meetings of the Commission and signed protocols are kept in the CSTO Secretariat.

2. The CSTO Secretariat, within 10 days after the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting, sends to the heads of the national parts of the Commission copies of documents, decisions and minutes adopted and signed at the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meeting.


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