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The Commission meets in ordinary session once every six months, convened by the Chairperson. During the session, the Commission:

  • adopts its action plan and the annual draft budget
  • considers and adopts reports on matters within its competence referred to the Commission
  • considers and adopts its activity report
  • sets the salary schedule and special advantages granted to staff, compatible with the means put at its disposal
  • sets the rates for session allowance and mission expenses granted to the members
  • take all necessary measures for the proper functioning of the Commission
  • consider all other matters within its competence
  • adopt its internal regulations.

The Commission may meet in extraordinary session whenever circumstances so require.
It can only validly deliberate when two-thirds of its members are present. When the quorum is not reached after the first seating, it is reduced to half of the members of the Commission at the following seating. Each member has one vote. Decisions are taken by a simple majority of the members present. In the event of a tie, the Chairperson has the casting vote.
The Chairperson is responsible for the management and administration of the Commission. As such, he represents the Commission in all the acts of their civil and judicial life. In case of temporary impediment or temporary unavailability of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson replaces him. When such absence exceeds a period of six months, the President of the Republic may replace the Chairperson of the Commission.
The Commission, as part of their activities, deliberates, makes recommendations, issues opinions and develops reports.
The Commission sends an annual report to the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the President of the Senate.
The Commission sends a half-yearly report to the Prime Minister and the Ministers responsible for Justice and Territorial Administration.
The deliberations, recommendations, opinions and reports of the Commission are made public, at the behest of its Chairperson.