|The Credentials Committee of the International Labour Conference ensures proper implementation of one of the founding principles of the Organization: tripartism and its corollary, the autonomy of each of the constituent groups - Governments, Employers and Workers. |
The Committee's mandate is established under the ILO Constitution (article 3, paragraph 9) and the Standing Orders of the Conference (articles 5, 20 and 26). The Committee:
▪ examines the instruments by which delegations' credentials are submitted;
▪ reports on the composition of delegations, including by gender;
▪ establishes the Lists of Delegations;
▪ determines the quorum for votes at the Conference;
▪ examines objections to the conformity of nominations of Conference delegates and advisers with the provisions of article 3 of the ILO Constitution; and
▪ reviews complaints concerning the non-payment of Conference delegates' and advisers' expenses.
Under Interim provisions concerning verification of credentials applicable for years 2005-2007, the Committee can examine objections relating to the failure to deposit credentials of an Employers' or a Workers' delegate; make proposals to refer a case to the Governing Body's Committee on Freedom of Association; and propose measures aimed at ensuring the follow-up and monitoring of the Committee's findings and recommendations.
The Committee consists of one Government delegate, one Employers' delegate and one Workers' delegate.
Similar committees have also been established at regional meetings of the ILO.
|Basic relevant documents|
Standing Orders of the Conference »
Constitution - Article 3 »
Constitution - Article 13 »
PCIJ - Advisory Opinion No. 1 »