Procedure at International Conferences: A Study of the Rules of Procedure at the UN and at Inter-governmental Conferences / Edition 2

Procedure at International Conferences: A Study of the Rules of Procedure at the UN and at Inter-governmental Conferences / Edition 2

by Robbie Sabel
     
 

This book is a study of the rules of procedure of international inter-governmental conferences. It will be invaluable to any representative attending an international conference or an assembly of an international organisation. It provides, for the first time, a practical manual with examples and precedents of how conferences apply rules of procedure. For the… See more details below

Overview

This book is a study of the rules of procedure of international inter-governmental conferences. It will be invaluable to any representative attending an international conference or an assembly of an international organisation. It provides, for the first time, a practical manual with examples and precedents of how conferences apply rules of procedure. For the academic the book is of particular interest as it examines whether a new branch of customary international law has developed, namely that of procedure at international conferences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521545556
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations and conference references
Introduction1
1Historical development of rules of procedure of conferences and attempts to establish model rules7
2Adoption of rules of procedure19
3The obligation of States attending a conference to comply with the rules of procedure of that conference30
4Invitations, participation and credentials43
5Presiding officer and other officers of the conference52
6Meetings79
7Statements by delegations91
8Submission of proposals122
9Adjournment and closure of debate151
10Amendments175
11Withdrawal and reconsideration of motions and proposals193
12Procedural motions and points of order218
13Priorities between different proposals235
14Method of voting258
15Majority required281
16Consensus303
17Separate votes314
18Conduct of voting - interruption of voting and correction of vote335
19Languages and records358
20Committees368
21Suspension and amendment of rules of procedure384
22Are certain rules of procedure customary international law?393
23Rules of procedure and general principles of law413
Conclusions417
Bibliography423
Index434

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