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VI. MISCELLANEOUS CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS



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Draft Rules of Procedure, Prepared by the Commission on Procedure

C.P. (Plen) Doc.1                               [AUGUST 7, 1946.]
      ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE OF THIE PEACE CONFERENCE
  (The underlined paragraphs I are additions made by the Commis-
sion on Procedure to the suggestions of the Council of Foreign
Ministers) 2
                   I. ORGANS OF THE CONFERENCE
  1. The draft Treaties prepared by the Council of Foreign Ministers
will be submitted to the Plenary Conference composed of all Member
States represented by the Heads of their Delegations. The Conference
will refer them to Commissions for study, the various sections of the
Treaties being referred to the competent Commissions.
  The Conference may, at the request of one or more delegations,
place on its agenda any question connected with the draft peace treaties.
  The Plenary Conference shall receive reports drawn up by Com-
missions, discuss them and adopt all recommendations it deems
appropriate.
  2. A General Commission, composed of one representative from
each of the Member States, shall be set up to assist the Plenary Con-
ference. It will co-ordinate the work of the various Commissions.
  [3.] The following Commissions will be set up to study the various
sections of the Treaties and to make recommendations to the Plenary
Conference.
  (a) Commissions for Italy, Roumania, Bulgaria, Hungary and
Finland to consider the political and territorial clauses of each Treaty.
  These Commissions will in each case consist of the representatives
of the Members of the Council who prepared the Draft Treaties and
of the Member States at war with the enemy State in question.
  (b) Two Economic Commissions: the first to consider the economic
and financial clauses of the Treaty with Italy and to be composed of

  These paragraphs are printed in italics.
  2For the text of C.F.M. (46)204(2nd Revision), July 9, 1946, the Rules
of
Procedure suggested by the Council of Foreign Ministers, see vol. ii, p.
8,52. The
present document was approved by the Commission on Procedure at its Twelfth
Meeting, August 7; for the United States Delegation Journal account of the
proceedings of that meeting, see vol. iII, pp. 130-131 ff.
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representatives of the States at war with Italy; the second to consider
the economic and financial clauses of the Treaties with Roumania, Bul-
garia, Hungary and Finland and to consist of representatives of the
Members of the Council who prepared the Draft Treaties and of the
Member States at war with any one of the enemy States in question.

(c) The representatives of any States-Members of the Conference
may be heard by any Commission, if they so notify the Chairman of
the Commission concerned.

(zd) A Military Commission to consider the military, naval and air
clauses of all five Treaties.

(¢) A Legal and Drafting Commission.
The Military and Legal and Drafting Commissions will be composed
of representatives of all the Member States. All the Commissions may
set up Sub-Commissions in order to study particular questions.

II. CHAIRMEN, RAPPORTEURS

The Chairmanship of the Conference will be held in the first place
by the representative of the host Government and thereafter in turn
by each of the Members of the Council of Foreign Ministers in the
French alphabetical order, each Chairman holding office for three
days.

Each Commission will elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman re-
spectively and appoint Rapporteurs.

No member of the delegation of any state represented on the Council
of Foreign Ministers shall be eligible for election to the chairmanship
of any commission.

No member of the delegation of any state having one of its members
elected to the chairmanship of any commission shall be eligible for
election to the chairmanship of any other commission.

III. INVITATION TO OTHER STATES

The Conference will invite Italy, Roumania, Bulgaria, Hungary
and Finland to state their views in accordance with the conditions
which will be laid down.

The Conference may invite other countries which are not members
of the Conference to state their views. |

The Secretariat is asked to invite the representatives of Italy, Rou-
mania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland to attend and submit their
views at Plenary Meetings of the Conference beginning on 10th Au-
gust. Commissions may arrange for representatives of ex-enemy States
to be heard as and when deemed desirable?

*In the course of the Highth Plenary Meeting, August 9, during which the
present document was approved, it was decided to transfer the third paragraph
of Section III to the Annex; it became Annex II of the Rules of Procedure of
the Conference. The verbatim 1ecord of the Eighth Plenary Meeting is printed
in vol. 111, p. 148.