In accordance with Article 8 of its Rules of Procedure (adopted on July 10, 1997 No.2, revised on December 6, 2004, on June 22, 2007 No.2, on November 4, 2008 No.2, on March 13, 2009 No.4, on April 14, 2010 No.1) (further – the Rules of Procedure), the CIS Economic Court as a judicial organ discharges its duties in the form of full panel of the CIS Economic Court, but it also may form separate collegia and convoke the Plenum of the CIS Economic Court .
 

 
 
The CIS Economic Court collegiacomposed of 3 or 5 judges are formed by full panel of the CIS Economic Court. The activity of the CIS Economic Court сollegium is guided by a chairperson elected by full panel of the CIS Economic Court among the judges of the collegium. The powers of collegium’s chairperson are determined by the Rules of Procedure. The CIS Economic Court collegium is authorized to make decisions if not less than 3 judges are present.
 
The full panel of the CIS Economic Court consists of all judges of the CIS Economic Court. The full panel of the CIS Economic Court is authorized to make decisions if not less than two thirds of the judges of the CIS Economic Court who are elected (appointed) and had already started to perform their duties are present at the meeting.
 
The highest collegiate organ of the CIS Economic Court is the Plenum of the CIS Economic Court (further – the Plenum).
The Plenum consists of:
  • regular judges of the CIS Economic Cour;
  • chief justices of the highest economic or commercial courts of the CIS member states who have jurisdiction over domestic economic dispute.
The President of the CIS Economic Court is the Chairman of the Plenum. The Secretary of the Plenum is elected by the Plenum members from among its members by majority vote and open ballot for a term of five years.
 
In accordance with Article 25 of the Rules of Procedure the Plenum:
  • considers appeals against the CIS Economic Court collegia’s decisions;
  • makes recommendations on uniform application of treaties and acts of the Commonwealth while settling economic disputes;
  • elaborates proposals on elimination collisions in legislation of the CIS States and submits its for consideration to the Parties of the Agreement on the Status of the CIS Economic Court, of July 6, 1992, to bodies and institutions of the Commonwealth.
  • within its competence approves the Rules of Procedure and other acts regulating activity of the CIS Economic Court and introduces amendments to this acts;
  • determines functions of the CIS Economic Court’s judges, which they serve between the sessions;
  • determines the main directions of activity of the CIS Economic Court, reviews the information on its functioning;
  • considers the issues related to financing of the CIS Economic Court;
  • performs functions attributed to it competence by the Council of Heads of States of the Commonwealth.
The Plenum is authorized to make decisions when not less than two thirds from the total number of its members are present on its meeting. An extraordinary meeting of the Plenum can be convoked by a request of the President of the CIS Economic Court or by not less than one third of members of the Plenum. The representatives of bodies, institutions of the Commonwealth and other persons can attend the Plenum’s meeting by invitation of the President of the CIS Economic Court.
 
The issues proposed for consideration at the meeting of the Plenum are prepared by the President of the CIS Economic Court jointly with the Secretary of the Plenum. Urgent issues and other issues on the agenda of the regular and extraordinary meeting of the Plenum can be included when supported by more than a half of members of the Plenum or by the President of the CIS Economic Court.
 
The agenda of the Plenum’s meeting must be submitted to the members of the Plenum not less than 15 days before the meeting, except the cases of extraordinary meeting, when the agenda must be submitted to the members of the Plenum not less than 3 days before the meeting.
The activity of the Plenum’s meeting is guided by the President of the CIS Economic Court.
The priority of the considered issues on the Plenum’s meeting is determined by the agenda, unless the Plenum decides otherwise.
The Plenum makes decisions by majority vote of its members who are present at the meeting. If there is an equal number of votes “for” and “against”, the voted proposal is rejected.
Members of the Plenum do not have the right to abstain from voting.
The decision of the Plenum is final, it is accepted as enactment and signed by the President of the CIS Economic Court and the Secretary of the Plenum.