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Main Internal Provisions, Rules and Decisions of the Organisation

by Energy Charter Secretariat - November 2016

This publication by the Energy Charter Secretariat sets out in one complete document how the Energy Charter Conference and its Secretariat should function. It has been compiled for the use and benefit of the member states, their delegates, and all who engage with the Energy Charter Process.

The most significant initiative has been the publication of the decisions of the Conference. This has been beneficial for all and in particular for the better operation of the Energy Charter. It is important that there is a thorough understanding of the principles of the Energy Charter and how the decision making process operates.

Furthermore as part of the modernisation of the International Energy Charter (using the informal working name of the organisation as approved by the Conference in 2016), much work has been done in 2014-2016 to update the rules of procedure and the financial rules to bring them into line with modern practice. As the Energy Charter Process completes the first twenty five years of its existence this is a necessary and timely step.

The objective of these changes and the publication of this document is to ensure that the International Energy Charter is well positioned to meet the challenges of the next twenty five years and beyond.


The contents of this work are the author's sole responsibility. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Energy Charter Secretariat or any members of the Energy Charter Treaty.