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Procedure at International Conferences

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Robbie SabelForeign Ministry, Government of Israel

ISBN13: 9780521554404
ISBN: 0521554403
New Edition ISBN: 9780521545556
Published: October 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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The book is a study of the rules of procedure of international conferences. It examines the legal basis of these rules of procedure and the history of their development since the end of the Second World War. The central part of the work consists of an examination of the practical application of rules of procedure at international conferences.

The book also compares the application of rules at conferences with the relevant practice of the UN General Assembly, and the assemblies of international organisations such as the WHO and ILO. The book examines whether certain procedural rules and applications have become so well established that they have by now attained the status of customary international law.

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1. Historical development
2. Adoption of rules of procedure
3. Invitations, credentials and participation
4. President and other officers of the conference
5. Meetings
6. Statements by delegations
7. Submission of proposals
8. Adjournment and closure of debate
9. Amendments
10. Withdrawal and reconsideration of motions and proposals
11. Procedural motions and points of order
12. Priorities between different proposals
13. Methods of voting
14. Majority required
15. Consensus
16. Separate votes
17. Interruption of voting and correction of vote
18. Languages and records
19. Committees
20. Suspension and amendment of rules of procedure
21. Obligation of states to comply with rules of procedure adopted at a conference
22. Can certain rules of procedure attain the status of rules of customary international law?
23. Rules of procedure and general principles of law.