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rules of parliamentary procedure
GENERAL RULES
VOTING
PreCedence
content that the committee will produce (DR and amendments).
rules governing debate
dais
The Dais is the HNMUN staff who will be preparing the study guides and managing the committee.
points
Allowed all throughout debate, unless the dais requests otherwise
DIRECTOR
Substantive expert. Is behind the strategic planning of the committee. Is the person who chose the topics, wrote the study guide and decided the approach of the committee on them.
MODERATOR
Procedural expert. Is the person who will rule the debate, and make most of the operative decisions in committee.
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
Aid the director on substantive matters. Prepare the updates to the committee study guide.
language
ENGLISH
is the official language at the conference.
All debating, negotiating and even informal meetings must be conducted in English.
The only exception to this rule are the specific-language committees.
QUORUM
At least 1/4 of the committee must be present to open debate.
COURTESY
rule #10
Calls for delegates to have a courteous attitude throughout the conference.
Not talking inside the room while the committee is debating.

Any kind of sportsmanship is frowned upon and even sanctioned by HNMUN authorities.
ELECTRONICS
Computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices are not allowed inside committee room during formal debate.
All electronics devices are allowed outside committee room, where delegates are free to access computer labs or use their own laptops.
At least 1/2 of the committee must be present in order to have a substantive vote.
allows for a specific procedure to happen during debate.
SUBSTANTIVE
VS.
PROCEDURAL
Specific order of importance for motions and points.
When several motions and points are on the floor, the dais will vote on them in order of presedence.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
Point of Personal Privilege
Point of Order
Point of Parliamentary Inquiry
Adjournment of the Meeting
Suspension of the Meeting
Unmoderated Caucus
Moderated Caucus
Motion to Change Speaking Time
Introduction to a Draft Resolution
Introduction of an Amendment
Postponement of Debate
Resumption of Debate
Closure of Debate
FIRST STAGE
SECOND STAGE
THIRD STAGE
Focus on substantive issues and not be distracted by procedural aspects.
USE THEM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
Move committee forward.
Means of diplomatic maneuvering.
POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE
Point of order
point of parliamentary inquiry
Instances of improper parliamentary procedure.
Questions regarding procedures in committee.
Indicate discomfort that impairs participation in debate.
DON'T!!!
DO NOT INTERRUPT THE SPEAKER.
SETTING THE AGENDA
Choosing which topic the committee will discuss first.
SPEAKERS LIST
Made immediately after the agenda is set. Quite long and no member may be present twice in this list at any given time.
MODERATED CAUCUS
Used to speed up debate, while focusing it on a specific matter of the topic.
UNMODERATED CAUCUS
Used to create breaks in the procedure to allow delegates time to negotiate directly while still in session.
1. Motion to set Topic X first on the agenda.
2. At least 2 speakers FOR and AGAINST are heard.
3. Motion to close the debate on setting the agenda.
- 2 speakers AGAINST closing debate.
- Voting on closure of debate (2/3 majority required)
If the motion does not pass, more speakers for and against the topic will be heard.
4. Voting on setting Topic X first on the agenda (simple majority required).
If the motion does not pass (or the committee has only one topic), the other topic will be set first in the agenda automatically.
SPEAKER'S TIME
Initially set by the dais (45 secs. normally).
YIELDING
Delegates are required to yield the remainder of their time.
Raising your placard or parliamentary note.

Possible yields:

The dais will recognize other delegates to make 30-second questions on the speech. The speaker will use her/his remaining time to answer.

The dais will allow the specified delegate to use the remaining speaking time.

The dais will move on to the next person on the Speaker's list.
The speaking time may be adjusted when the floor is open.
1. Motion to change the speaker's time.
Specify a new speaking time (30s too short, 1:30min way too long)

2. Voting on the motion to adjust the time (simple majority required)
IF A DELEGATE DOES NOT YIELD HER/HIS TIME, COMMENTS ON THE SPEECH WILL BE ALLOWED.
TO QUESTIONS
TO ANOTHER DELEGATE
TO THE DAIS
don't
do
INFORMAL DEBATE
1. Motion to set a Moderated Caucus
Time
Speaking Time
Topic
2. Voting on the motion (simple majority)
Precedence: most disruptive to least disruptive.
1. Motion to set an unmoderated caucus
Time
2. Voting on the motion (simple majority)
Precedence: most disruptive to least disruptive.
WORKING PAPERS
Formalize ideas that have been discussed in committee.

No specific format
No introduction needed
May be referred to only after they have been distributed in the committee.
DRAFT RESOLUTIONS
Document that follows the resolution format and fully develops the solutions as they would appear in the final document.
AMENDMENTS
Modification to a DR (add, delete or change a clause).
No friendly amendments
No amendments to amendments
No sponsors for amendments
clarificatory points
Once the DR is introduced, the dais may recognize one or more delegates to answer questions from other delegates regarding mistakes in punctuation, spelling or grammar. The dais may answer these questions themselves.
tabling
Postponement
mc
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SIGNATORIES
DRs need signatories to be formally introduced to the committee.

Signatory: wishes to discuss the DR but not necessarily worked on it or completely supports it.
INTRODUCING A DRAFT RESOLUTION
1. Get the signatories.
2. Take to the Committee Director and wait for approval.
3. Staff distributes the DR.
4. Motion to introduce DR.
5. Voting on the motion (simple majority)
GA: 25
ECOSOC & Regional bodies:
>40: 15
<= 40: 8
Security Council: 4
Number of
signatories
required
YOU MAY NOT REFER TO A DR UNLESS IT HAS BEEN FORMALLY INTRODUCED.
Q&A
Once the DR is introduced, the dais may recognize several delegates to explain the document and answer substantive questions from other delegates.
GA: 25
ECOSOC & Regional bodies:
>40: 15
<= 40: 8
Security Council: 4
number of signatories required
Procedure
1. Write the amendment
Add
Strike
Change
2. Get signatories
3. Take to the Committee Director and wait for approval.
4. Motion to introduce the amendment (simple majority required)
At least 2 speakers FOR and AGAINST will be heard
Motion to close debate on the amendment
Two speakers against
Voting on closing the debate (2/3 majority required)
5. Voting on the amendment (simple majority required)
(!!!)
RESUMPTION
Stopping debate on a DR or amendment by taking them off the floor.
Bringing back to the floor a DR or amendment for its discussion.
1. Motion to postpone/resume debate.
2. 2 delegates for - 2 delegates against.
3. Vote to postpone (2/3 majority) / resume (simple majority) debate.
closure of
general debate
Close in order to move on to voting procedures.
REORDERING
1. Motion to reorder DR.
2. The moderator takes several proposals.
3. Proposals are voted in the order in which they were received until one passes (only one can pass).
4. The DRs are voted in the new order.
DIVISION OF THE QUESTION
Vote separately on operative parts of a DR.
ROLL CALL VOTING
Voting one country at a time.
VOTING
- Simple majority is necessary to adopt a DR.
- If Roll Call Vote is not approved, a delegate may only vote YES, NO or ABSTAIN.


Special cases:
- Security Council: veto
- NATO: all countries must vote YES to approve a DR.
POINTS
1. Motion to close debate on Topic X.
2. At least 2 speakers AGAINST will be heard.
3. Voting on the motion (2/3 majority required)
After the motion passes, the voting procedures begin.
Only three motions are allowed
1. Motion for the Division of the Question.
2. 2 speakers FOR and AGAINST the motion.
3. Voting on the motion (simple majority).
4. The moderator takes proposals on how to divide the question.
5. Voting on proposals in order of precedence (most disruptive to least disruptive).
6. When adopted, a substantive vote is taken to accept/reject separate parts of the DR:
All rejected parts are discarded.
All accepted parts are combined into a new DR.
1. Motion for Roll Call Voting
2. Voting on the motion (1/3 required)
3. Moderator calls countries in alphabetical order:
First Round:
YES
YES WITH RIGHTS
NO
NO WITH RIGHTS
ABSTAIN
PASS
4. The moderator calls for changes of votes
5. Votes are counted
6. Resolution passes/fails
Second Round:
Only delegates who passed get to vote on the second round.
YES
NO
Voting "with rights" means voting against your country's policy. After the second round you give a speech to explain your vote.
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