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Energy Charter Conference Decisions

2016

  • CCDEC201601 - Appointment of second Vice-Chairperson of the Trade and Transit Group

    By CC 549 dated 6 January 2016, delegations were invited to approve the appointment as second Vice-Chair of the Trade and Transit Group of Ms. Tamar Tsurtsumia. As specified by Rule 19 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 January 2016.

  • CCDEC201602 - Venue and date of the 27 ECC Meeting

    On 24 April 2016 the Conference agreed that the 27th ordinary meeting of the Energy Charter Conference would take place in Tokyo on the 28th-29th November 2016.

  • CCDEC201603 - Terms and Conditions for the Accession of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the Energy Charter Treaty

    By document CC 551 dated 18 April 2016, the Conference was invited to adopt a Decision inviting the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to accede to the Energy Charter Treaty. As specified by Rule 19 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 7 May 2016. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 7 May 2016 the Energy Charter Conference approved this Decision.

  • CCDEC201604 - Re-appointment of the Secretary General

    By CC document 533 Rev 2 dated 12 May 2016 delegations were invited to approve the proposal to re-appoint Dr Urban Rusnák as Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, the Conference reappointed Dr Urban Rusnák as Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat until 31 December 2021, subject to his commitments set out in his letter of 11 May 2016 and taking into account his vision plan 2017-2021.

  • CCDEC201605 - Appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee

    By document CC 553 dated 19 May 2016, delegations were invited to approve the appointment of Mr. Wataru Takahama as Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee during 2016. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, the Secretariat would like to inform delegations of the appointment of Mr. Wataru Takahama as Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee during 2016.

  • CCDEC201606 - Approval of the acceptance of a voluntary contribution from the European Commission

    By CC 554 dated 25 May 2016, delegations were invited to approve the acceptance of the voluntary contribution of max. Euro 1,050,000 from the European Commission in relation to the project in EU Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries (through a Grant Contract). No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 13 June 2016 the Conference authorised the Secretary General to accept the voluntary contribution.

  • CCDEC201607 - Adoption of the Commentary to the Rules Concerning the Conduct of Conciliation of Transit Disputes

    By document CC 555, dated 1 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft conference decision in relation to the Commentary to the Rules Concerning the Conduct of Conciliation of Transit Disputes. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, on 20 June 2016 the Conference welcomed the work of the Trade and Transit Group and endorsed the Commentary as well as encouraged Contracting Parties to consider to use, on voluntary basis, the Conciliation mechanism to facilitate a fast and amicable solution of inter-state transit disputes.

  • CCDEC201608 - Informal Working Name

    By CC 556 dated 15 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft decision regarding the adoption of an informal working name to better reflect the global nature of the organisation and for clarity in presentation to third parties. As discussed at the Strategy Group meeting of 15 June 2016, the decision does not affect the status under international law of either the Energy Charter Conference or the Energy Charter Secretariat. On 4 July 2016, the Energy Charter Conference approved the use of an informal working name, 'International Energy Charter', to refer to the Energy Charter Conference and its subsidiary bodies, as well as the Energy Charter Secretariat.

  • CCDEC201609 - Approval Amendment Staff Rule 8.1.a

    By CC 557 dated 17 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve an amendment to Staff Rule 8.1.a. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 6 July 2016 the Energy Charter Conference approved the amendment to Staff Rule 8.1.a.

  • CCDEC201610 - Approval of the Request of several African countries and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to sign the International Energy Charter

    By CC 552 dated 7 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve the request of several African countries and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to become Signatories to the International Energy Charter. On 6 July 2016 the Energy Charter Conference invited the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Governments of Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Togo Zambia and Zimbabwe to subscribe to the International Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201611 - Approval of the Rules for Appointment of Deputy Secretary-General, the amendment to the Rules of Procedure of the Energy Charter Conference and the dissolution of the WG on Procedural Issues

    By document CC 558, dated 24 June 2016, the Conference was invited to (i) Approve, as Section XIII of the Rules of Procedure of the Energy Charter Conference, the Rules for Appointment of Deputy Secretary-General as recommended by the Working Group on Procedural Issues; (ii) Renumber current Section XIII (‘Revision’) as Section XIV (‘Revision’), as well as current Rule 21 as Rule 22; (iii) Acknowledge the successful completion of the mandate received by the Working Group on Procedural Issues and allow for the dissolution of the Group.

  • CCDEC201612 - Adoption by correspondence of the Guide on Investment Mediation

    By document CC 560, dated 30 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft conference decision in relation to the Guide on Investment Mediation. On 19 July 2016 the Conference (1) welcomed the work of the Investment Group and endorsed the Guide on Investment Mediation as a helpful, voluntary instrument to facilitate the amicable resolution of investment disputes; (2) encouraged Contracting Parties to consider to use mediation on voluntary basis as one of the options at any stage of the dispute to facilitate its amicable solution and to consider the good offices of the Energy Charter Secretariat; (3) welcomed the willingness of the Contracting Parties to facilitate effective enforcement in their Area of settlement agreements with foreign investors in accordance with the applicable law and the relevant domestic procedures.

  • CCDEC201613 - Approval of the Request of G5 Sahel to sign the International Energy Charter

    By CC 562 dated 7 July 2016, the Conference was invited to approve the request of G5 Sahel to become a Signatory to the International Energy Charter. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 5 August 2016 the Energy Charter Conference invites G5 Sahel to subscribe to the International Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invites the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201614 - Confirmation of the new date of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference

    By CC 561 dated 7 July 2016, delegations were invited to confirm the decision to bring forward the ordinary meeting of the Conference to 25-26 November 2016. In accordance with Rule 19 (b) of the Conference’s Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 July 2016.