|ICPO-INTERPOL Constitution and General Regulations
The Organization called the 'INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE COMMISSION'
shall henceforth be entitled: 'THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION
- INTERPOL'. Its seat shall be in France.
Its aims are:
||To ensure and promote the widest possible
mutual assistance between all criminal police authorities within the limits
of the laws existing in the different countries and in the spirit of the
'Universal Declaration of Human Rights';
||To establish and develop all institutions
likely to contribute effectively to the prevention and suppression of ordinary
It is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention
or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.
Any country may delegate as a Member to the Organization any official police
body whose functions come within the framework of activities of the Organization.
The request for membership shall be submitted to the Secretary General by the
appropriate governmental authority.
Membership shall be subject to approval by a two-thirds majority of the General
The International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL shall comprise:
|The General Assembly
The General Assembly shall be the body of supreme authority in the Organization.
It is composed of delegates appointed by the Members of the Organization.
Each Member may be represented by one or several delegates; however, for each
country there shall be only one delegation head, appointed by the competent
governmental authority of that country.
Because of the technical nature of the Organization, Members should attempt
to include the following in their delegations:
||High officials of departments dealing with
||Officials whose normal duties are connected
with the activities of the Organization,
||Specialists in the subjects on the agenda.
The functions of the General Assembly shall be the following:
||To carry out the duties laid down in the
||To determine principles and lay down the
general measures suitable for attaining the objectives of the Organization
as given in Article 2 of the Constitution;
||To examine and approve the general programme
of activities prepared by the Secretary General for the coming year;
||To determine any other regulations deemed
||To elect persons to perform the functions
mentioned in the Constitution;
||To adopt resolutions and make recommendations
to Members on matters with which the Organization is competent to deal;
||To determine the financial policy of the
To examine and approve any agreements
to be made with other organizations.
Members shall do all within their power, in so far as is compatible with their
own obligations, to carry out the decisions of the General Assembly.
The General Assembly of the Organization shall meet in ordinary session every
year. It may meet in extraordinary session at the request of the Executive Committee
or of the majority of Members.
The General Assembly may, when in session,
set up special committees for dealing with particular matters.
It may also decide to hold regional conferences
between two General Assembly sessions.
At the end of each session, the General
Assembly shall choose the place where it will meet for its next session.
The General Assembly may also decide where
it will meet for its session in two years time, if one or more countries
have issued invitations to host that session.
If circumstances make it impossible or
inadvisable for a session to be held in the chosen meeting place, the
General Assembly may decide to choose another meeting place for the following
Only one delegate from each country shall have the right to vote in the General
Decisions shall be made by a simple majority except in those cases where a
two-thirds majority is required by the Constitution.
The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President of the Organization,
the three Vice-Presidents and nine Delegates.
The thirteen members of the Executive Committee shall belong to different countries,
due weight having been given to geographical distribution.
The General Assembly shall elect, from among the delegates, the President and
three Vice-Presidents of the Organization.
A two-thirds majority shall be required for the election of the President;
should this majority not be obtained after the second ballot, a simple majority
The President and Vice-Presidents shall be from different continents.
The President shall be elected for four years. The Vice-Presidents shall be
elected for three years. They shall not be immediately eligible for re-election
either to the same posts or as Delegates on the Executive Committee.
If, following the election of a President, the provisions of Article
15 (paragraph 2) or Article 16 (paragraph 3) cannot
be applied or are incompatible, a fourth Vice-President shall be elected so
that all four continents are represented at the Presidency level.
If this occurs, the Executive Committee will, for a temporary period, have
fourteen members. The temporary period shall come to an end as soon as circumstances
make it possible to apply the provisions of Articles 15
The President of the Organization shall:
||Preside at meetings of the Assembly and
the Executive Committee and direct the discussions;
||Ensure that the activities of the Organization
are in conformity with the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive
||Maintain as far as is possible direct and
constant contact with the Secretary General of the Organization.
The nine Delegates on the Executive Committee shall be elected by the General
Assembly for a period of three years. They shall not be immediately eligible
for re-election to the same posts.
The Executive Committee shall meet at least once each year on being convened
by the President of the Organization.
In the exercise of their duties, all members of the Executive Committee shall
conduct themselves as representatives of the Organization and not as representatives
of their respective countries.
The Executive Committee shall:
Supervise the execution of the decisions
of the General Assembly;
Prepare the agenda for sessions of the
Submit to the General Assembly any programme
of work or project which it considers useful;
Supervise the administration and work
of the Secretary General;
Exercise all the powers delegated to it
by the Assembly.
In case of resignation or death of any of the members of the Executive Committee,
the General Assembly shall elect another member to replace him and whose term
of office shall end on the same date as his predecessor's. No member of the
Executive Committee may remain in office should he cease to be a delegate to
Executive Committee members shall remain in office until the end of the session
of the General Assembly held in the year in which their term of office expires.
The permanent departments of the Organization shall constitute the General
The General Secretariat shall:
||Put into application the decisions of the
General Assembly and the Executive Committee;
||Serve as an international centre in the
fight against ordinary crime;
||Serve as a technical and information centre;
||Ensure the efficient administration of
||Maintain contact with national and international
authorities, whereas questions relative to the search for criminals shall
be dealt with through the National Central Bureaus;
||Produce any publications which may be considered
||Organize and perform secretariat work at
the sessions of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee and any other
body of the Organization;
Draw up a draft programme of work for
the coming year for the consideration and approval of the General Assembly
and the Executive Committee;
||Maintain as far as is possible direct and
constant contact with the President of the Organization.
The General Secretariat shall consist of the Secretary General and a technical
and administrative staff entrusted with the work of the Organization.
The appointment of the Secretary General shall be proposed by the Executive
Committee and approved by the General Assembly for a period of five years. He
may be re-appointed for other terms but must lay down office on reaching the
age of sixty-five, although he may be allowed to complete his term of office
on reaching this age.
He must be chosen from among persons highly competent in police matters.
In exceptional circumstances, the Executive Committee may propose at a meeting
of the General Assembly that the Secretary General be removed from office.
The Secretary General shall engage and direct the staff, administer the budget,
and organize and direct the permanent departments, according to the directives
decided upon by the General Assembly or Executive Committee.
He shall submit to the Executive Committee or the General Assembly any propositions
or projects concerning the work of the Organization.
He shall be responsible to the Executive Committee and the General Assembly.
He shall have the right to take part in the discussions of the General Assembly,
the Executive Committee and all other dependent bodies.
In the exercise of his duties, he shall represent the Organization and not
any particular country.
In the exercise of their duties, the Secretary General and the staff shall
neither solicit nor accept instructions from any government or authority outside
the Organization. They shall abstain from any action which might be prejudicial
to their international task.
Each Member of the Organization shall undertake to respect the exclusively
international character of the duties of the Secretary General and the staff,
and abstain from influencing them in the discharge of their duties.
All Members of the Organization shall do their best to assist the Secretary
General and the staff in the discharge of their functions.
In order to further its aims, the Organization needs the constant and active
co-operation of its Members, who should do all within their power which is compatible
with the legislations of their countries to participate diligently in its activities.
In order to ensure the above co-operation, each country shall appoint a body
which will serve as the National Central Bureau. It shall ensure liaison with:
||The various departments in the country;
||Those bodies in other countries serving
as National Central Bureaus;
The Organization's General Secretariat.
In the case of those countries where the provisions of Article
32 are inapplicable or do not permit of effective centralized co-operation,
the General Secretariat shall decide, with these countries, the most suitable
alternative means of co-operation.
On scientific matters, the Organization may consult 'Advisers'.
The role of the Advisers shall be purely advisory.
Advisers shall be appointed for three years by the Executive Committee. Their
appointment will become definite only after notification by the General Assembly.
They shall be chosen from among those who have a world-wide reputation in some
field of interest to the Organization.
An Adviser may be removed from office by decision of the General Assembly.
The Organization's resources shall be provided by:
||The financial contributions from Members;
Gifts, bequests, subsidies, grants and
other resources after these have been accepted or approved by the Executive
The General Assembly shall establish the basis of Members' subscriptions and
the maximum annual expenditure according to the estimate provided by the Secretary
The draft budget of the Organization shall be prepared by the Secretary General
and submitted for approval to the Executive Committee.
It shall come into force after acceptance by the General Assembly.
Should the General Assembly not have had the possibility of approving the budget,
the Executive Committee shall take all necessary steps according to the general
outlines of the preceding budget.
with other Organizations
Whenever it deems fit, having regard to the aims and objects provided in the
Constitution, the Organization shall establish relations and collaborate with
other intergovernmental or non-governmental international organizations.
The general provisions concerning the relations with international, intergovernmental
or non-governmental organizations will only be valid after their approval by
the General Assembly.
The Organization may, in connection with all matters in which it is competent,
take the advice of non-governmental international, governmental national or
non-governmental national organizations.
With the approval of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee or, in urgent
cases, the Secretary General may accept duties within the scope of its activities
and competence either from other international institutions or organizations
or in application of international conventions.
Modification and Interpretation of the Constitution
The present Constitution may be amended on the proposal of either a Member
or the Executive Committee.
Any proposal for amendment to this Constitution shall be communicated by the
Secretary General to Members of the Organization at least three months before
submission to the General Assembly for consideration.
All amendments to this Constitution shall be approved by a two-thirds majority
of the Members of the Organization.
The French, English and Spanish texts of this Constitution shall be regarded
The application of this Constitution shall be determined by the General Assembly
through the General Regulations and Appendices, whose provisions shall be adopted
by a two-thirds majority.
All bodies representing the countries mentioned in Appendix
I shall be deemed to be Members of the Organization unless they declare
through the appropriate governmental authority that they cannot accept this
Constitution. Such a declaration should be made within six months of the date
of the coming into force of the present Constitution.
At the first election, lots will be drawn to determine a Vice-President whose
term of office will end a year later.
At the first election, lots will be drawn to determine two Delegates on the
Executive Committee whose term of office will end a year later, and two others
whose term of office will end two years later.
Persons having rendered meritorious and prolonged services in the ranks of
the ICPC may be awarded by the General Assembly honorary titles in corresponding
ranks of the ICPO.
All property belonging to the International Criminal Police Commission are
transferred to the International Criminal Police Organization.
In the present Constitution:
- 'Organization', wherever it occurs, shall mean the International
Criminal Police Organization;
- 'Constitution', wherever it occurs, shall mean the Constitution
of the International Criminal Police Organization;
- 'Secretary General' shall mean the Secretary General of the International
Criminal Police Organization;
- 'Committee' shall mean the Executive Committee of the Organization;
- 'Assembly' or 'General Assembly' shall mean the General
Assembly of the Organization;
- 'Member' or 'Members' shall mean a Member or Members
of the International Criminal Police Organization as mentioned in Article
4 of the Constitution;
- 'delegate' (in the singular) or 'delegates' (in the
plural) shall mean a person or persons belonging to a delegation or delegations
as defined in Article 7;
- 'Delegate' (in the singular) or 'Delegates' (in the
plural) shall mean a person or persons elected to the Executive Committee
in the conditions laid down in Article 19.
This Constitution shall come into force on 13th June 1956.
List of States to which the Provisions of Article 45
of the Constitution shall Apply
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Ceylon,
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eire,
Finland, France, Federal German Republic, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia,
Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Mexico,
Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines,
Portugal, Saar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria,
Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United
States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia.
These General Regulations and Appendices have been adopted in accordance with
Article 44 of the Constitution of the Organization.
Should there be any differences between the two, the Constitution shall prevail.
Assembly: Place - Date - Convening
The General Assembly shall meet every year in ordinary session.
Any Member may, on behalf of its country, invite the Assembly to meet on the
territory of that country.
If this is impossible, the meeting shall be held at the seat of the Organization.
Any such invitation should be sent to the President before the beginning of
the debates of the Assembly.
If the Executive Committee considers that circumstances are unfavourable to
the meeting of the Assembly in the place fixed at its previous session, it may
decide on another place.
The President shall fix the date when the Assembly is to meet after consulting
the authorities of the inviting country and the Secretary General.
The date and place having been decided upon, the notices convening Members
shall be sent not less than four months in advance by:
||The inviting country to the other countries,
through diplomatic channels;
||The Secretary General to the various Members
of the Organization.
The following may be invited to be present at meetings as observers:
||Police bodies which are not members of
The list of observers shall be drawn up by the Executive Committee and should
be approved by the inviting country.
The observers mentioned in § (a) shall be jointly invited by the inviting
country and the Secretary General, while those mentioned in § (b) only
by the Secretary General, after agreement of the Executive Committee and of
the inviting country.
The provisional agenda of the meeting shall be drawn up by the Executive Committee
and communicated to Members not less than 90 days before the opening of the
The provisional agenda shall include:
||The report of the Secretary General on
the work of the Organization;
||The Secretary General's financial report
and the draft budget;
||The general programme of activities proposed
by the Secretary General for the coming year;
||Items whose inclusion has been ordered
at the previous session of the Assembly;
||Items proposed by Members;
Items inserted by the Executive Committee
or the Secretary General.
Any Member may, thirty days before the opening of the session, request that
an item be added to the agenda.
Before the opening meeting of the Assembly, the Executive Committee shall form
the provisional agenda and the supplement to the agenda into a final agenda
in the order of the urgency and priority of the items. The items left over from
the previous session shall be deemed to take priority over the items suggested
for the coming session.
In so far as is possible, Members shall receive, thirty days before the opening
meeting of the session, the information necessary for the examination of reports
and items on the agenda.
Extraordinary sessions shall be held, in principle, at the seat of the Organization.
An extraordinary session shall be convened, after assent has been given by
the President, by the Secretary General as soon as possible and not less than
thirty days and no more than ninety days after the request has been made.
In principle, the agenda of an extraordinary session may only include the object
for its convening.
Members shall notify the Secretary General as early as possible of the composition
of their delegations.
The General Assembly shall make its decisions in plenary session by means of
Subject to Article 52 of the General Regulations, each
country represented has one vote.
Voting shall be performed by the head of the delegation or some other delegate.
The representative of one Member may not vote for another Member.
The decisions of the Assembly shall be taken by a simple majority, except where
otherwise provided by the Constitution.
The majority shall be decided by a count of those persons present and casting
an affirmative or negative vote. Those who abstain may justify their attitude.
When the Constitution requires a 'majority of the Members' the calculation
of this majority shall be based on the total number of the Members of the Organization,
whether they are represented or not at the session of the Assembly.
Voting shall be done by single ballot, except where a two-thirds majority is
In the latter case, if the required majority is not obtained the first time,
a second vote shall be taken.
Voting shall be done by show of hands, record vote or secret ballot.
At any time a delegate may request a record vote to be taken except in cases
where a secret ballot is required by the Constitution.
Persons composing the Executive Committee shall be elected by secret ballot.
If two candidates obtain the same number of votes, a second ballot shall be
taken. If this is not decisive, lots shall be drawn to determine which shall
Resolutions may be voted on paragraph by paragraph, on the request of any delegate.
In such a case, the whole shall subsequently be put to the vote.
Only one complete resolution shall be voted on at one time.
When an amendment to a proposal is moved, the amendment shall be voted on first.
If there are several amendments, the President shall put them to the vote separately,
commencing with the ones furthest removed from the basis of the original proposal.
Meetings of the Assembly and the committees shall not be public, unless otherwise
decided by the Assembly.
The Assembly may limit the time to be allowed to each speaker.
When a motion is under discussion, any Member may raise a point of order and
this point of order shall be immediately decided by the President.
Should this be contested, any delegate may appeal to the Assembly, which shall
immediately decide by a vote.
If, during the discussions, a speaker moves the suspension or adjournment of
the meeting or the debates, the matter shall immediately be put to the vote.
A delegate may at any time move the closure of the debates. Two speakers opposed
to the closure may then speak, after which the Assembly shall decide whether
to accede to the motion.
The Assembly may not vote on a draft resolution unless copies of it in all
the working languages have been distributed.
Amendments and counter-proposals may be discussed immediately unless a majority
of Members request that written copies of them shall be distributed first.
When a draft resolution has financial consequences, the Executive Committee
shall be requested to give its opinion and the discussions postponed.
The Secretary General or his representative may intervene in the discussions
at any moment.
Summary records of the debates of the Assembly in the working languages shall
be distributed as soon as possible.
The Secretary General shall be responsible for the secretariat work of the
Assembly; for this purpose he shall engage the necessary personnel and direct
and control them.
At each session, the Assembly shall form
such committees as it deems necessary. On the proposal of the President,
it shall allocate work relative to the various items on the agenda to
When it decides to create a regional conference,
the General Assembly shall delegate to the latter the power to fix the
date, place and conditions of its meetings, taking into account the proposals
of member countries. If the regional conference does not take the appropriate
decisions, the General Assembly shall take them.
Each committee shall elect its own chairman.
Each committee member shall have the right to vote. Meetings of the committees
shall be subject to the same rules as the plenary sessions of the Assembly.
The provisions of paragraph 1 of the present
Article shall also apply to regional conferences.
The chairman of each committee or a reporter
nominated by it shall render a verbal account of its work to the Assembly.
The chairmen of regional conferences may
also transmit recommendations made by the conferences to the General Secretariat
which shall be responsible for co-ordinating any proposed resolutions
to be submitted to the General Assembly.
Unless otherwise decided by the Assembly, any committee may be consulted between
The President, after consultation with the Secretary General, may summon a
com-mittee to meet.
At the end of the ordinary session the Assembly shall fill such vacancies on
the Executive Committee as exist, by election of persons chosen amongst the
At the beginning of each session the General Assembly shall elect at least
three heads of delegations who will form the 'Election Committee'.
They shall scrutinize the nominations they receive to determine whether they
are valid and submit the list of these nominations in alphabetical order to
They shall also act as tellers.
If, for any reason whatsoever, the President can no longer perform his duties
either during or between sessions, his place shall temporarily be taken by the
Should all the Vice-Presidents be absent, the duties of President shall provisionally
devolve upon a Delegate of the Executive Committee designated by the other members
of the Executive Committee.
The Assembly shall elect a Secretary General by secret ballot for a term of
office of five years.
The candidate for the post of Secretary General shall be proposed by the Executive
The Secretary General should be or have been a police official.
He should preferably be a national of the country in which the seat of the
Organization is situated.
The Secretary General's term of office shall commence at the end of the session
during which he has been elected and terminate at the end of the session held
in the year when his term of office expires.
The Secretary General shall be eligible for other terms of office.
Should the Secretary General be unable to carry out his duties, these shall
be performed in the interim by the highest-ranking official in the General Secretariat,
provided the Executive Committee has no objection.
Advisers may be individually or collectively consulted on the initiative of
the Assembly, the Executive Committee, the President or the Secretary General.
They may make suggestions of a scientific nature to the General Secretariat
or the Executive Committee.
At the request of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee or the Secretary
General, reports or papers on scientific matters may be submitted to the Assembly
Advisers may be present at meetings of the General Assembly as observers and,
on the invitation of the President, may take part in the discussions.
Several Advisers may be nationals of the same country.
The Advisers may meet when convened by the President of the Organization.
- Finance - Personnel
The Financial Regulations shall lay down rules governing:
- the determination of statutory contributions and payment conditions,
- the preparation, approval, implementation and control of the budget,
- the organization of an accounting system and the keeping, control and approval
of the accounts,
- the procurement of works, supplies and services and the control of contracts,
and shall also contain all relevant general provisions concerning the Organization's
||If a Member has not fulfilled
its financial obligations towards the Organization for the current financial
year and the previous financial year:
||the Member's right to vote at General Assembly
sessions and other meetings of the Organization shall be suspended but such
voting restrictions shall not be applied to votes taken on amendments to
the Organization's Constitution;
||the Member shall no longer have the right
to be represented at any ICPO-INTERPOL meetings or events except the General
Assembly and other statutory meetings;
||the Member shall not have the right to
host ICPO-INTERPOL meetings or events;
||the Member shall no longer have the right
to propose candidates for secondment or detachment to the General Secretariat;
||all benefits and services, provided by
the General Secretariat except those mandated by the Constitution, shall
be withdrawn from that Member.
Once a Member has failed to fulfil its
financial obligations towards the Organization for the current financial
year and the previous financial year, the Secretary General shall:
note the fact that the conditions for
applying sanctions have been fulfilled and notify the Member accordingly;
apply the measures listed under (1) above,
unless the Executive Committee decides that it would not be in the Organization's
best interests to withdraw one or more of the benefits or services referred
to under paragraph (1,e);
inform the Executive Committee accordingly.
The Member concerned may appeal to the
Executive Committee against the measures taken. Appeals must be received
by the Executive Committee not later than 30 days before the opening of
its next meeting. If the Executive Committee decides to maintain the measures
imposed, appeals shall be transmitted to the General Assembly which shall
discuss them and take decisions at the beginning of its session. A member
country may not submit a new appeal against the decision taken by the
General Assembly unless so authorized by the Executive Committee on the
grounds that a new decisive fact has come to light. Appeals shall not
have the effect of suspending the measures taken by the Secretary General
in conformity with the second paragraph of the present article; those
measures shall remain in force until they are revoked by the Executive
Committee or the General Assembly.
If a Member has not fulfilled its financial
obligations towards the Organization for the financial years prior to
the year in which an election to the Executive Committee is held, delegates
from that Member shall not be eligible for election as President, Vice-President,
or Delegate on the Executive Committee. Such Members shall not be permitted
to propose candidates for any form of elected office or representative
function connected with the Organization.
||The Secretary General shall
note the revocation of the sanctions taken in application of paragraph (1)
of the present Article as soon as it has been verified that the Member concerned
has fulfilled its financial obligations to the Organization as defined in
paragraphs (1) and (6) of the present Article. The Secretary General shall
inform the Executive Committee of any such revocation.
The term 'financial obligations'
shall mean Members' statutory contributions and any other contractual
obligations they may have vis-à-vis the Organization.
For the purposes of the present article
only, unfulfilled financial obligations relating to the previous financial
year shall not be taken into account if such obligations, as defined above,
do not exceed five per cent (5%) of the sum due.
(Article 52 as it appears above cancels and replaces the text of former Article
52 which had been adopted by General Assembly Resolutions AGN/52/RES/7 and AGN/57/RES/1).
The Staff Regulations shall specify the staff members of the Organization to
which they apply, and lay down the rules and procedures governing their management.
These rules shall specify the basic conditions of employment and the basic duties
and rights of the staff members.
- The working languages of the Organization shall be Arabic, English, French
- During General Assembly sessions, any delegate may speak in another language
provided he makes arrangements for the interpretation of his speeches into
one of the languages mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Article. Any request
submitted by a group of countries for simultaneous interpretation of a language
other than those mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Article must be sent, at
least four months before the opening of the General Assembly session, to the
Secretary General who will state whether such interpretation will be technically
- Countries wishing to apply the special provisions in paragraph 2 of this
Article may do so only if they have undertaken to provide adequate administrative
facilities and to meet all expenses involved.
of the General Regulations
These Regulations and their Appendices may be modified at the request of any
Member so long as the suggested modification has been sent to the General Secretariat
at least 120 days before the opening of the following session. The Secretary
General shall circulate this proposal at least 90 days before the session of
the General Assembly.
The Secretary General may propose a modification to the General Regulations
or their Appendices by circulating his proposal to Members at least 90 days
before the session of the General Assembly.
During the session, in case of urgent necessity, any modification of the Regulations
or their Appendices may be placed before the Assembly provided a written proposal
to this effect be submitted jointly by three Members.
The General Assembly shall take a decision on the proposed modification of
the Regulations or their Appendices after consultation with an 'ad hoc'
committee composed of three delegates elected by the Assembly and two persons
appointed by the Executive Committee.
This committee shall also be consulted on any proposal for the modification
of the Constitution.
-The Constitution and General Regulations of the ICPO-INTERPOL adopted by the
General Assembly at its 25th session (Vienna - 1956).
-Articles 35 and 36 of the Constitution and Articles 46 and 50 of the General
Regulations modified at the 31st session (Madrid - 1962).
-Articles 2, 15, 16 and 19 of the Constitution and Articles 41 and 58 of the
General Regulations modified at the 33rd session (Caracas - 1964).
-Article 58 of the General Regulations modified at the 36th session (Kyoto
-Articles 52 and 56 of the General Regulations modified at the 37th session
(Teheran - 1968).
-Article 40 of the General Regulations modified at the 43rd session (Cannes
-Article 58 of the General Regulations modified at the 44th session (Buenos
Aires - 1975).
-Article 17 of the Constitution and Article 41 of the General Regulations modified
at the 46th session (Stockholm - 1977).
-Article 53 of the General Regulations modified at the 52nd session (Cannes
-Article 1 of the Constitution modified at the 53rd session (Luxembourg - 1984).
-At the 54th session (Washington - 1985), the General Regulations were modified
as follows: Article 51, rewritten; Article 53 became Article 52; a new Article
53 was added; Articles 52, 54, 55, 56 and 57 were rescinded and Articles 58
to 60 were renumbered 54 to 56.
-The English version of Article 53 of the General Regulations was modified;
the expression 'Staff Rules' was replaced by 'Staff Regulations'.
-Article 52 of the General Regulations modified at the 57th session (Bangkok
- 1988). This article, as amended in 1988, was abrogated by the General Assembly
at its 65th session (Antalya, 1996) and replaced by a new Article 52 which will
enter into force on 1st July 1997.
-During the 63rd session (Rome - 1994) it was decided that the 1965 document
on INTERPOL's NCB Policy should no longer be appended to the General Regulations.
-Articles 11 and 12 of the Constitution and Articles 35, 36 and 37 of the General
Regulations modified at the General Assembly's 66th session (New Delhi 1997).
-Article 54 of the General Regulations, amended by the General Assembly during
its 68th session (Seoul, 1999).