Appendix I – Statutes of the Standing Committee

Article 1

Composition of the Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is composed of a maximum of fifteen members (a president, three vice-presidents and up to eleven members) appointed by the ICC for a three-year renewable term.

Article 2

Meetings

A meeting of the Standing Committee shall be convened by its president whenever necessary.

Article 3

Function and Duties of the Standing Committee

1

The Standing Committee shall advise the Centre concerning all aspects of the proceedings, in order to help ensure the quality of the services carried out by the Centre. It shall assist the Centre in reviewing the attributes of the experts to be confirmed or appointed and in scrutinizing the expert’s report pursuant to the Rules.

2

The president shall make the final decision on the confirmation or appointment of experts.

3

The Standing Committee shall be informed of the death or resignation of any expert, of any objection by a party or parties or the Centre concerning an expert, or of any other matter requiring the replacement of an expert. It shall provide recommendations to the president as to whether there is any reason not to comply with a request of all of the parties pursuant to Article 4(4) of the Rules and as to whether the objection of a party pursuant to Article 4(5) of the Rules is justified.

4

The president will make the final decision on whether the objection is justified and on the manner in which a replacement will be made.

5

Upon the termination of administered expert proceedings, the president shall fix the expert's fees and expenses in accordance with the Rules.

6

In the absence of the president, or otherwise at the president’s request, one of the three vice-presidents shall be authorized by the Centre to fulfil the tasks of the president, including taking decisions pursuant to these statutes.

Article 4

Confidentiality

The work of the Standing Committee and the Centre is of a confidential nature, which must be respected by everyone who participates in that work in whatever capacity.