Statute of the Inter-American
CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
Article 10: The
Committee shall elect a Chairman and a Vice Chairman from
among its members by the concurring vote of six of them.
They shall hold office for a term of two years, or for such
time as remains to be served of their terms as members of
the Committee, if the latter should be shorter. The powers
of the Chairman and the Vice Chairman shall be set forth in
the Rules of Procedures of the Committee.
Article 11: In
the event of temporary absence of the Chairman, he shall be
replaced by the Vice Chairman; in the event of permanent
absence of the Chairman, he shall be replaced by the Vice
Chairman until his term is ended and a new Vice Chairman
shall be elected; and in the temporary absence of both, an
interim Chairman shall be elected by the same majority as
called for in article 10.