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FIDE Statutes | Chapter 08 - The commissions, or the delegates, of FIDE
Chapter 08 - The commissions, or the delegates, of FIDE
For the accomplishment of certain FIDE-tasks the General
Assembly can set up permanent or temporary commissions, or appoint delegates.
The number of the commissions is not limited. However they can be created only
if there is a good reason and organisational need.
Permanent FIDE Commissions and their (sub-)committees (GA '98):
- Qualification Commission
Title and Ratings Committee
- Technical Commission
Swiss Pairings Committee
- Chess Events Commission
World Championship Cycle Committee
Junior Events Committee
Organizers Committee (FIDE Calendar Committee) (GA
- Development Commission
Committee on Assistance to Chess Developing
Committee on Chess in Schools
Committee on Women's
Committee on International Organizations (UNESCO,
Trainers Committee (GA '95)
Committee on Chess for the
Handicapped (GA '98)
- Special Commissions
Chess Art and Exhibition Committee (GA
Computer Chess Committee
Chess Composition Committee
Chess Information, Publication and Statistics
Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (GA' 98)
- Verification Commission - members of this Commission will be elected by the
general Assembly only. The purpose of this Commission is to review the annual
audit findings and report to the General Assembly
- Ethics Commission - reference the Ethics section of the Statutes. This
Commission will be elected directly by the General Assembly
- Permanent Fund
- Permanent Commission for Chess Compositions
- Constitutional Committee - responsible for reviewing any Statutes changes
and reporting the legality of such to the General Assembly. Their advice and
counsel will be non partisan. This Committee will be elected by the General
- Administrative and Financial Commission (GA '95)
In general the meetings of the Technical Commission and the
Qualification Commission should be held immediately before the annual meeting of
the General Assembly
Members of the Commissions are (GA '93):
Members from the Presidential Board or the Executive Board
appointed by the President. (GA '94)
Up to five experts, appointed by the Chairman of the
Commission. The experts should cover the fields of the (sub)committees.
Representatives of each FIDE Zone, in case of the Qualification
Commission the Zonal Presidents, who in case of absence may give a proxy to
another representative of the Zone.
The meetings of the Commissions are open to all federations.
The Chairman of the Commission is appointed by the President.
Except those elected by the General Assembly.
The members of the (sub-) committees are appointed by the
Commission Chairman. The Committees shall generally have 3 to 7 members, at
least 2 members of the Committees shall be members of the Commission.
The Player's Council
directly elected by the General Assembly
Up to ten players, one of them as the Chairman, are appointed
by the President. The Chairman is an additional member of the Development
The Organizers Committee
The members, major organizers and two
members of the Presidential Board or the Executive Board, and the Chairman are
appointed by the President. The Chairman is an additional member of the Chess
The meetings of the (sub) committees are open to all
federations. The Chairman of the Committee shall appoint additional
representatives of federations as Committee Counsellors.
The (sub) committees shall meet before the day the Commission
meets and prepare all matters and give a written report to the Commission.
To become legally effective, decisions of the commissions
require the approval of the General Assembly.