Rules Of Procedure Of The Ombudsman, Its Commissions And Of The Human Rights Advisory Board (Geo Va 2012)

Original Language Title: Geschäftsordnung der Volksanwaltschaft, ihrer Kommissionen und des Menschenrechtsbeirates (GeO der VA 2012)

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249. Rules of Procedure of the Public Prosecutor's Office, its Commissions and the Human Rights Advisory Board (GeO of the VA 2012)

I. Section

People's Office

Organisation of the People's Office

§ 1. (1) The Public Prosecutor's Office shall consist of three members, each of whom shall be presided over. The Presidency of the People's Office alternates in the order of the provision of Art. 148g para. 3 B-VG per year.

(2) In the event of the early retirement of a member of the People's Office, the Chairman shall immediately inform the President of the National Council/President.

(3) The affairs of the People's Office who have been retired due to the distribution of the business shall go to the office of a new member of the Public Prosecutor's Office for consensual concern to the two in the Office until the date of the inauguration of the Office. the remaining members of the People's Prosecution Service; with the inauguration of a new member of the People's Office on this.

(4) In the event of premature retirement of the chairman, his or her duties shall pass until the appointment of the new chairman, without prejudice to the regulation in para. 2 of that member of the public prosecutor's office, which shall be in accordance with the nature of the article. 148g para. 3 B-VG is provided as the next following chairperson/r.

§ 2. (1) The duties of the members of the People's Office shall be carried out by the distribution of the business, under the guidance of the duties of the Chairman and the individual members of the People's Office for the purpose of self-employment (Business Units). The collegial decision-making process is all the tasks assigned to the members of the People's Office for the purpose of self-determination, and in particular the matters listed in § 9 of these Rules of Procedure, reserved.

(2) In matters which are to be attributed to their factual content in accordance with the division of another member of the People's Prosecution Office, any member of the People's Prosecution Office shall be entitled to an examination of maladministration within the meaning of Article 148a (1), (2) and (4) B-VG. This decision requires unanimity among the members of the public prosecutor's office.

§ 3. (1) Each member of the Public Prosecutor's Office shall have the right to have full access to all files of the People's Office.

(2) The members of the Public Prosecutor's Office may, without prejudice to their other rights of information in individual cases, agree to receive ongoing information on any operation in a test procedure.

Convocation to the meetings of the People's Office

§ 4. (1) The Chairman shall convene the members of the People's Office at least twelve times a year at a meeting with due regard to a period of two weeks and with the announcement of the agenda. In addition, the Chairman may, if he/she deems it necessary, convene a meeting at any time. The chairman also has to convene a meeting if a member of the public prosecutor's office is required to do so. In such a case, the meeting shall be organised in such a way as to take place at the latest two weeks after the request has been made. A Commission Head/Commission Head may encourage the convening of a meeting of the members of the People's Office for the urgency of the decision-making process.

(2) Members of the Public Prosecutor's Office shall be obliged to attend the meetings of the People's Office. In the case of prevention, they have to entrust another member of the People's Office with their representation (Section 8 (1) of these Rules of Procedure). If the chairman is prevented, his/her duties will be taken over to the member of the public prosecutor's office for the duration of his/her prevention, which is provided for in accordance with Art. 148g (3) B-VG as the next chairperson.

(3) The Heads of the Commission shall be entitled to take part in the proceedings of the Public Prosecutor's Office concerning their area of activity; they shall be given the floor at their request. In addition, each member of the People's Office may be consulted by the head of his/his business unit or his/her deputy/deputy with a consultative vote; Persons participating in the meetings.

(4) Applications for changes or additions to the agenda may be submitted by any member of the People's Office until the beginning of the meeting. Such requests shall be made on the agenda prior to entry.

(5) Requests for amendments or additions to the agenda, matters within the meaning of the III. Section of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982, may be submitted no later than one week before the meeting, unless urgent consideration of the matter is necessary (request for urgent procedure). Likewise, requests for amendments or additions to the agenda for their activities may be proposed by heads of the Commission at the latest one week before the meeting, unless urgent consideration of the agenda of the Commission may be submitted. It is a matter of urgency (request for urgent procedure).

(6) Documents relating to the individual items on the agenda shall be announced to the members of the public prosecutor's office no later than one week before the meeting.

(7) The transmission of invitations and documents by electronic means shall be permitted.

Confidentiality of meetings

§ 5. (1) The meetings of the People's Office are not open to the public.

(2) All participants in the meetings of the People's Prosecution Office are subject to the extent of Art. 148b (2) B-VG of the Department of Confidentiality. The participants in the meeting are subject to the same conditions.

§ 6. The respective Chairman shall direct the meeting. You/He may interrupt or postpone the session.

§ 7. Rapporteur/Rapporteur is the member of the Public Prosecutor's Office, which is responsible for the distribution of the business, unless the people's office decides otherwise.

Decision-making

§ 8. (1) The People's Office of the People's Office takes decisions on their collegial decisions. The presence of all three members of the Public Prosecutor's Office is required for the collegial decision-making of the People's Office. However, the public prosecutor's office is also a quorum if only two members of the People's Office are present and the absent member of the People's Office of one of the other two members of the People's Office in writing is in writing with his Responsible for the task of representation. The represented member of the People's Office may, with regard to his/her vote, apply to the representative member of the Public Prosecutor's Office a certain voting behaviour on the individual agenda items. Unless a member of the People's Office asks for an oral discussion, decisions can also be taken in the round-trip route.

(2) A majority of the votes shall be required for a decision, unless the unanimity of the members of the People's Office is required.

(3) The Member of the People's Prosecution Office, whose view on the execution of a item on the agenda did not find the majority, is entitled to add his/her opinion in writing to the minutes of that meeting.

(4) Decisions taken by the Public Prosecutor's Office shall be recorded in a protocol. The management of the Protocol shall be the responsibility of the Chairperson, who shall be able to serve one of the members of the staff member who has been attached to the meeting.

(5) The Minutes shall be signed by the members of the Office of the People's Office and the Secretary of the Secretary of the State.

(6) Each member of the Public Prosecutor's Office shall be sent a copy of the Protocol. An excerpt of the work on the activities of the Commissions shall also be forwarded to the Heads of the Commissions and to the Chairman of the Human Rights Advisory Council.

(7) The transmission of the protocol by electronic means is permitted.

Matters of collegial decision-making

§ 9. (1) In addition to the decision-making on the Rules of Procedure and the distribution of the business according to Art. 148h (4) B-VG, the collegial decision-making of the People's Office shall be subject to the following:

1.

Recommendations, requests for deadlines and suggestions for measures taken by the supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 148c B-VG,

2.

Reports to the National Council and the Federal Council pursuant to Art. 148d (1) B-VG,

3.

Reports to the Landtage,

4.

Applications to the Constitutional Court in accordance with Art. 148e, Art. 148f and Art. 148i (1), second sentence, B-VG,

5.

Opinions in proceedings for the evaluation of draft laws and regulations (Section 7 (1) of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982),

6.

Suggestions for a change or release of laws (§ 7 sec. 2 Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982),

7.

the appointment and dismisses of the members of the Commissions (Section 12 (2) and (4) of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz (Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982)) as well as the chairman, their or their chairman its deputy or deputy and the other members and substitute members of the Human Rights Advisory Council (Section 15 (3) and 6 (6) of the People's Law Act 1982),

8.

the definition of general focal points and the formation of supraregional Commission delegations on the priority examination,

9.

the quarterly fixing of the budgetary ceiling for each Commission for the performance of the tasks in accordance with Article 11 (1) of the People's Law of the Law of 1982,

10.

the implementation of the annual meeting of all the Commissioners,

11.

Decision-making on proposals by the Human Rights Advisory Council to ensure uniform procedures and test standards (Section 14 of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982),

12.

Proposals to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany for the award of professional titles and honorary signs,

13.

the treatment of those matters which are of fundamental importance or which can be expected to have an impact beyond the individual case,

14.

Matters to be dealt with at the request of a member of the People's Office by collegial decision-making,

15.

the transfer of responsibility for the independent execution of individual cases to another member of the public prosecutor's office at the request of the member of the public prosecutor's office responsible for the distribution of business,

16.

fundamental issues of the people's office, such as human resources, household services, establishment of working groups and staff offices, automation-assisted data processing, further development of the People's Office, fundamental questions of the Cooperation with non-governmental organisations dedicated to the protection of human rights, science and teaching as well as educational and other educational institutions, public relations, events in the People's Office of the European Union, which are Publication of publications of the People's Office,

17.

the decision of which member of the People's Office is entrusted with the function of the Secretary General/Secretary General of the International Ombudsman Institute (I.O.I.), which has its seat at the Volksanprosecution in Vienna.

§ 10. The heads of the commissions may encourage a collegial decision-making if their proposal for maladministration, recommendations or suggestions of measures of the supervision of services is not complied with.

Law Office of the People's Office

§ 11. The law firm of the People's Office is divided into the business units of the members of the People's Office and the administrative law firm.

§ 12. The Chairman of the Public Prosecutor's Office and any member of the Public Prosecutor's Office may, without prejudice to their responsibility, be entitled to certain of the current agendas in the sense of a prompt and appropriate business treatment while maintaining her/his authority of authority to the directors (deputies/deputies) of the business units and the head of the administrative law firm (substitutes/deputies) and other staff members of the public prosecutor's office self-perpetuating execution. A decision in this regard must be taken in collegial decision-making, and the staff of the House, the members of the Commission of the People's Office and the members of the Human Rights Advisory Council shall be notified.

§ 13. The directors of the business units and the staff responsible for the management of the administration office have all the support of the Chairman of the Public Prosecutor's Office and the preparation of collegial decision-making. To discuss matters of these institutions on a regular basis. If the matter concerns a Commission, a working group or a staff body of the People's Office, the head of the Commission, the working group or staff member of the meeting shall be the subject of the meeting.

Business Areas

§ 14. (1) Each member of the Public Prosecutor's Office shall be assigned the required number of staff members in order to carry out the duties arising in his/her business unit. . The Collegium of the People's Office of the People's Office decides on the application of a member of the Public Prosecutor's Office to the Office of the Public Prosecutor's Office. Such decision-making requires unanimity among the members of the People's Office.

(2) Without prejudice to the rules laid down in Article 148h (1) and (2) B-VG, any member of the public prosecutor's office shall, in respect of the servants given to him/her in accordance with paragraph 4, exercise the direct authority to act as a direct authority.

(3) Each member of the Public Prosecutor's Office may, without prejudice to his/her responsibility, entrust a staff member/servant with the professional management of his/her business unit (Head/Head of the Office). The appointment of a Deputy/Deputy is permitted. The Head of the Business Unit (Deputy/Deputy) must have completed the study of the law. Such a betting can be revoked at any time. The extent of the duties to be performed on behalf of the member of the Volksanutor's office by the head of the business unit and its deputy/deputy shall be assigned by the member of the public prosecutor's office for her/his/his/her Business Area defined and can be changed at any time by it. In particular, it is necessary to consider the implementation of the fundamental decisions of the member of the People's Office as well as the related coordination and control of the work. Unless expressly provided otherwise, the technical management of the business unit also includes the management of the secretariat of the member of the People's Office as well as the perception of the person with the service of the member of the People's Office related obligations.

Administration Office

§ 15. (1) Under the direct supervision and authority of the Chairman of the People's Office, the Administrative Registry shall be responsible for the preparation and implementation of all decisions of the College or of the Office of the People's Office. The Chairman of the People's Office as the supreme administrative body in accordance with Art. 148h B-VG, in particular in the exercise of the diensity and as a budgetary authority, as well as the technical-organizational structure to be provided Auxiliary services.

(2) The Head of the Head (Presidential Director/Presidential Director) and her/her/her/her/her/her/her/her/her/her/her/her his/her deputy/deputy of the administrative chancellery must have completed the study of law. Unless otherwise provided, he/she shall exercise the supervision of the service and professional supervision of all staff assigned to the Administration Office.

II. Section

The Commissions of the People's Office

Tasks

§ 16. It is up to the Commission of the Public Prosecutor's Office:

1.

to regularly visit and verify the place of deprivation of liberty within the meaning of Article 4 of the OPCAT,

2.

monitor and monitor the conduct of the institutions authorised to exercise direct administrative and enforcement authority, and

3.

in the implementation of Article 16 (3) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, BGBl. III n ° 155/2008, and to prevent any form of exploitation, violence and abuse of facilities and programmes intended for persons with disabilities to be visited on a regular basis, or ,

Number and Outline

§ 17. (1) The setting-up and setting of the number of commissions, but at least six, and their breakdown according to objective or regional aspects requires the collegial decision-making of the members of the People's Office.

(2) The division of the business of the Commissions is regulated in the distribution of the Public Prosecutor's Office.

(3) The formation of subregional Commission delegations is permitted.

Composition

§ 18. Each Commission shall consist of the Head/Head and the number of other members required to carry out the tasks. The number of members of all Commissions shall be at least 42. A Commission should consist of at least six members. In this context, a balanced representation of the sexes and an appropriate representation of ethnic groups and minorities in the Commissions, as well as an independent, interdisciplinary and pluralistic composition, shall be based on the following: To respect the tasks of the Commission.

Appointment and duration of the Commission's membership

§ 19. (1) The appointment of the heads of the commissions requires the collegial decision-making process following a public tender and consultation of the Human Rights Advisory Council.

(2) The appointment of members of the Commissions shall require the collegial decision-making after a public tender and after consultation of the Human Rights Advisory Council and the Head/Head of the respective Commission. § 4 (3) of these Rules of Procedure shall apply mutaly.

(3) All members must have the necessary skills and expertise, as well as the willingness to deal with human rights issues and issues. Persons exercising an activity which could give rise to doubts as to the independent exercise of their duties as a Member of the Commission shall be excluded from the appointment.

(4) The appointment of the members shall be carried out for six years. Every three years, a reappointment of half of the members of all commissions must be made. Repeated reorders are permitted.

(5) The Public Prosecutor's Office may, after prior consultation of the Human Rights Advisory Council, in writing and justify prematurely on his/her request if, on the basis of his health condition, the duties associated with his/her function are not if it has grossly violated or permanently neglected the duties associated with its function, or if it pursues an activity which could cause doubts as to the independent exercise of its function.

(6) If a Member Sates out prematurely, a new member shall be appointed for the remainder of the period of operation of the Member who has been expleted.

Befanity

§ 20. The directors and other members of a Commission of the Public Prosecutor's Office must abstain from exercising their duties if, in respect of their duties, one of the General Administrative Procedures Act 1991, Section 7 (1) to 3 General Administrative Procedure The reasons mentioned above are available. In case of doubt, a decision by the chairman of the public prosecutor's office shall be taken in case of danger in the case of the head of the Commission, who is a member of the Member.

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§ 21. (1) Each Commission shall be guided by a person recognised in the field of human rights.

(2) The heads of a Commission are responsible for coordinating all the tasks of their respective Commission and for their administrative supervision. In particular, they shall:

1.

to announce to the People's Office the seat (delivery address) of its Commission,

2.

to represent their respective Commission in relation to the members of the People's Office,

3.

attend meetings of the People's Prosecution and the Human Rights Advisory Council on their invitation to participate in the activities of the Office,

4.

draw up visits programmes for the Commission in order to carry out the tasks in accordance with Article 11 (1) of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz (Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz) in 1982, taking into account the general audit priorities in accordance with the respective budget ceiling;

5.

decide on the taking of visits and inspections outside the visiting programmes,

6.

superregional visiting delegations (Section 17 (3) of these Rules of Procedure),

7.

Transmit the Protocols on the visits and verifications of the members of the Commission of the Public Prosecutor's Office and the completeness of which shall be made subject to the assessment of human rights in accordance with the national and international standards for testing Vide,

8.

To forward proposals for findings of maladministration and recommendations and suggestions for measures of service supervision to the Public Prosecutor's Office,

9.

to conduct the meetings of their respective Commission,

10.

the existence of references to a partiality of Commissioners and to the establishment of mandates or mandates from the Commission's activities;

11.

co-ordinate the activities of their respective Commission with the heads of the other commissions, in particular in the selection and compilation of Commission delegations for inter-regional focus audits, and

12.

examine the accounts of the members of the Commission and confirm their factual accuracy.

(3) Each Commission shall select from its centre one/one deputy/deputy head/conductor. This person temporarily directs the Commission if the director/director is prevented from carrying out these tasks himself, in particular because of illness, holidays or the performance of other tasks.

Implementation of visits and inspections

§ 22. (1) All commissions shall carry out the visits and verifications with the necessary number, but at least two, of their members. The Head of the Commission/Head of the Commission shall ensure that the individual departments are represented with regard to the specific needs arising from the institution to be visited. To this end, the Head/Head of the Commission may also, in accordance with the budgetary ceiling, also include Commissioners of other commissions.

(2) The visits and verifications shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of Section 11 (1) of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz (Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz) in 1982 and taking into account general examination priorities in accordance with § 13 (3) of the The People's Law of the People's Office (Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz) in 1982 and in individual cases on request of the member of the Public Prosecutor's Office, who is responsible for the distribution of business, or on the initiative of the Head of the Commission ("ad hoc visits").

(3) The visits and verifications shall not be announced. However, it is necessary to take account of the requirements of the establishment of the facility.

(4) If necessary, further experts and interpreters can be consulted on visits and inspections according to the budget ceiling. The decision shall be taken by the Head of the Commission/Head of the Commission.

(5) For each visit or review, a protocol shall be made within four weeks and shall be transmitted to the Head of the Commission for the purpose of forwarding to the People's Office. All documents relating to the replacement of travel expenses shall be attached to the Protocol.

Meetings and Decisions

§ 23. (1) The heads of the commissions shall invite the members to a meeting on a regular basis, at least quarterly, with due regard to a period of two weeks and with the announcement of the agenda and the place. It shall immediately convene the Commission for a meeting on a reasoned request from the People's Office or at the request of one third of the members of the Commission. The sending of the invitation and the documents by electronic means shall be permitted.

(2) The members of the People's Office are entitled to participate in the meetings of the Commissions.

Requests for amendments or additions to the agenda may be submitted by any Member of the Commission until the beginning of the sitting. Such requests shall be made on the agenda prior to entry.

(4) The Head of the Commission shall forward the meeting and shall ensure that the Rules of Procedure are complied with. You/He may interrupt or postpone the session.

(5) For a Commission decision, the presence of the Head/Head of the Commission and of a total of at least half of its members is required. The majority of votes shall be required for a decision by a Commission. In the event of a tie, the head of the ladder decides. Decision-making in circulation is permitted.

(6) The decisions taken by a Commission must be recorded in a protocol and forwarded to the People's Office. The management of the seat protocol is the responsibility of the head/conductor.

(7) The Commission's decision may be taken by the People's Office to submit proposals for maladministration and recommendations and suggestions for action under the supervision of the service. If the public prosecutor's office fails to submit proposals or recommendations of the commissions for recommendations and findings of maladministration and suggestions of measures of service supervision, the commissions are entitled to the reports of the People's Office (Art. 148d para. 1 B-VG), which relate to the activities of the Commission in question.

Compensation

§ 24. (1) The directors and the other members of the Commissions shall be entitled to compensation for the performance of their duties.

(2) The amount of this compensation shall be determined on the basis of the salary of an official of class V, salary level 2, of the salary law in 1956, and shall be equal to:

1.

for heads and heads of commissions annually the 20 ,5-fold and

2.

for members of commissions per visit according to the time expenditure as a lump sum for full-day visits (up to 12 hours) of 21.36%, or as a half-day allowance (visits of up to 4 hours) 13.67% of this salary.

(3) With the compensation for the heads/heads of the commissions, all function-related expenses as well as participation in working groups are covered in a flat-rate per working year. Any secretarial and other material costs are included in this lump sum total. The payment of the function-related compensation for the heads of the commissions is made aliquot monthly in hindsight. If the deputy head of the Commission temporarily directs the Commission pursuant to Article 21 (3) of these Rules of Procedure, the Head of the Commission shall be responsible for representing the corresponding share of the flat-rate amounts. To provide compensation for heads of commissions of the deputy head of the Commission for representation.

(4) The payment of the compensation to the members of the commissions shall be made after the transmission of the protocol and the supporting documents pursuant to Section 22 (5) of these Rules of Procedure to the People's Prosecution Office.

(5) The directors and the other members of the commissions shall be entitled to compensation for the travel and overnight costs arising from the performance of the tasks (fee level 3) in accordance with the legislation applicable to federal officials.

III. Section

Human Rights Advisory Council

Seat

§ 25. The Human Rights Advisory Council has its seat at the People's Office.

Tasks

§ 26. (1) The Human Rights Advisory Board shall be responsible for:

1.

advising the people's office in matters of Section 11 (1) of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982, in particular in the definition of general examination priorities and before the reimbursement of findings of maladministration and recommendations;

2.

the reimbursement of proposals to ensure uniform procedures and audit standards to the People's Office in matters relating to Z 1;

3.

advising the people's office in the structural evaluation of the performance of the tasks in accordance with § 11 para. 1 of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982 as well as the implementation of the recommendations in this regard on the request of the people's office; in addition, is the Human Rights Advisory Council

4.

before taking a decision on its Rules of Procedure and the appointment of members of the Commission.

(2) The personnel and financial resources required for the performance of the tasks referred to in paragraph 1 shall be provided by the People's Prosecution Office.

Composition

§ 27. The Human Rights Advisory Council consists of one chairman, whose deputy/deputy and 14 other members and 14 substitute members. If at least one country declares the People's Prosecution pursuant to Art. 148i (1) first sentence B-VG also for the area of the Land Administration for jurisdiction, the People's Office has further two in accordance with Section 15 (4) of the Volksanwaltschaftsgesetz 1982 To order members and two spare members. When ordering, the People's Office has a balanced representation of the sexes and an appropriate representation of ethnic groups and minorities in the Human Rights Advisory Council, as well as an independent and pluralistic composition of the Human Rights Advisory Council

Order and functional duration

§ 28. (1) The appointment of the chairman, his/her deputy/deputy and the other members and substitute members of the Human Rights Advisory Council shall require the collegial decision-making of the People's Office.

(2) Only persons who have the necessary skills and expertise in the field of human rights may be appointed to members.

(3) The order shall be made for six years. Reorder is allowed.

(4) The Public Prosecutor's Office may discontinue a member or a substitute member prematurely,

1.

at its request,

2.

if, on the basis of its health condition, it is no longer able to carry out the tasks associated with its function, or

3.

if it has grossly violated or permanently neglects the duties associated with its function.

The convening of the members and substitute members nominated by a non-governmental organisation, as well as the chairman and the representative of the chairman and the representative of the chairman, shall be made in writing and justified.

(5) If a member or a substitute member prematurely departs, a new member or a substitute member shall be appointed for the remainder of the term of office of the retired member or substitute member.

Official secrecy

§ 29. The Chairperson, the Vice-Chairman, the other members and the substitute members of the Human Rights Advisory Council shall be subject to the official secrecy on the same scale as the People's Office.

Befanity

§ 30. The members and alternate members of the Human Rights Advisory Council shall abstain from participating in the vote on an item in a meeting or exercise of the function if, in respect of this subject, one of the subjects referred to in Article 7 (1) (c) 1 to 3 General Administrative Procedures Act 1991-AVG is available.

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§ 31. (1) The Human Rights Advisory Council shall be appointed by the Chairperson and, in the case of their/their prevention, by their/her/her/her/her/her he/his/his deputy/deputy. The Chairperson and his/her Deputy/Deputy shall be recognised in the field of human rights with an excellent knowledge of the organisation and functioning of the administration and of a person who has been recognised as having scientific qualification in the field of constitutional law.

(2) The Chairperson shall be responsible for coordinating all the tasks of the Human Rights Advisory Council. She/He represents the Human Rights Advisory Council towards the People's Office and to the outside world.

(3) In order to carry out individual tasks, the Human Rights Advisory Council may decide to set up working parties. Section 32 (2), third sentence of these Rules of Procedure shall apply mutaly.

Meetings and Decisions

§ 32. (1) The Chairperson shall convene the Human Rights Advisory Council on a regular basis, at least quarterly, with due regard to a period of two weeks and with the announcement of the agenda for a meeting at the seat of the Human Rights Advisory Council. She/He has received the Human Rights Advisory Council on the basis of a reasoned request from the Public Prosecutor's Office. of six of its members shall be convened immediately for a meeting. The sending of the invitation and the documents by electronic means shall be permitted.

(2) In the meetings of the Human Rights Advisory Council, the chairperson, her/her/her/her/her/her/her his/his deputy/deputy and all other members. The members of the People's Office and the substitute members of the Human Rights Advisory Council are entitled to take part in the deliberations. In addition, the Human Rights Advisory Council is free to consult members of the Human Rights Advisory Council, staff members of the Public Prosecutor's Office, members of the Commissions and other persons providing information on their deliberations. The chairperson, his/her deputy/deputy and the members or their respective substitute members of the Human Rights Advisory Council shall be entitled to vote.

(3) Requests for amendments or additions to the agenda may be submitted by any member of the Human Rights Advisory Council who is entitled to vote until the beginning of the sitting. Such requests shall be made on the agenda prior to entry. Any suggestions to amend or supplement the agenda may be made by substitute members.

(4) The Chairman shall chair the meeting and shall ensure that the Rules of Procedure are complied with. You/He may interrupt or postpone the session.

(5) A decision of the Human Rights Advisory Council shall require the presence of the Chairperson or her/her/her/her/her/her/her/her his/his deputy/deputy and at least seven other members or replacement members and the majority of votes. In the event of a tie, the chairman shall decide. Qualified minority opinions shall require the approval of at least five voting members of the Human Rights Advisory Council. Unless five voting members of the Human Rights Advisory Council request an oral discussion, decisions can also be taken in the round of circulation.

(6) The decisions taken by the Human Rights Advisory Council must be recorded in a protocol and forwarded to the People's Office. The chair is responsible for the management of the minutes of the meeting, which can be used by a staff member of the People's Office for the meeting.

Compensation

§ 33. (1) The Chairman of the Human Rights Advisory Council, her/her/her/her/her He/his/his deputy/deputy and the members proposed by non-governmental organisations should be compensated for the performance of their duties.

(2) The amount of the allowance for one working year shall be 748 times the monthly salary for the chairperson of a civil servant/civil servant of category V, salary level 2 of the salary law in 1956. The amount of compensation for one working year is 641 times the monthly salary for the deputy chairperson of a civil servant/civil servant of class V, salary level 2 of the salary law in 1956. The members proposed by non-governmental organisations receive compensation for a working year in the amount of 2 to 14 times the monthly salary of one official/official of service class V, salary level 2 of the salary bill in 1956. In the case of representation by the corresponding substitute member, the member proposed by non-governmental organisations has to leave the corresponding share of the flat-rate compensation to the substitute member for the representation.

(3) With these compensation, all expenses (excluding travel expenses) are flat-rate for a working year. The payment of the compensation will be made aliquot monthly in hindsight.

(4) The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson, the members proposed by non-governmental organisations and the persons involved shall be entitled to the replacement of travel expenses arising from the performance of the tasks ( International travel fee level 3) in accordance with the legislation applicable to federal civil servants. The place of service of the main residence or place of work shall be according to the principles of economy, economic efficiency and expediency.

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