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Statutes of the Court
The members of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce are appointed for a term of two years by the Council of that Chamber pursuant to Article III, 3 i of the Constitution, on the proposal of each National Committee.
The Court of Arbitration shall be composed of a Chairman, of five Vice-Chairmen, of a Secretary General and of one or several Technical Advisers chosen by the Council of the International Chamber of Commerce either from among the members of the Court or apart from them, and of one member for, and appointed by, each National Committee.
The chairmanship may be exercised by two Co-Chairmen; in this case, they shall have equal rights, and the expression "the Chairman ", used in the Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration, shall apply to either of them equally.
When a member of the Court does not reside in the city where International Headquarters of the International Chamber of Commerce is situated, the Council may appoint an alternate member.
If the Chairman is unable to attend a session of the Court, he shall be replaced by one of the Vice-Chairmen.
The function of the Court of Arbitration is to ensure the application of the Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Court has all the necessary powers for that purpose. It is further entrusted, if need be, with laying before the Commission on International Commercial Arbitration any proposals for modifying the Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce which it considers necessary.
The decisions of the Court shall be taken by a majority vote, the Chairman having a casting vote in the event of a tie. The deliberations of the Court shall be valid when at least six members are present.
The Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Secretary General of the Court and the Technical Adviser or Advisers shall attend in an advisory capacity only.