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( Source of the document: ICC Digital Library )
The members of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce are appointed for a term of three years by the Council of that Chamber pursuant to Article 5.3c of the Constitution, on the proposal of each National Committee.
The International Court of Arbitration shall be composed of a Chairman and of ViceChairmen 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.
In exceptional cases, on the proposal of the Chairman of the Court, the Council may appoint an alternate member for a member of the Court.
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 International 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 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 International Court of Arbitration 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, the General Counsel and Deputy Secretary General of the Court shall attend in an advisory capacity only, as well as the Counsels of the Court for their respective cases.