1. ICAS meets whenever the activity of CAS so requires, but at least once a year.
A quorum at meetings of the ICAS consists of at least half its members. Decisions are taken during meetings or by correspondence by a simple majority of the votes cast. Abstentions and blank or spoiled votes are not taken into conisderation in the calculation of the required majority. Voting by proxy is not allowed. Voting is held by secret ballot if the President so decides or upon the request of at least a quarter of the members present. The President has a casting vote in the event of a tie.
2. Any modification of this Code requires a majority ot two-thirds of the ICAS members. Furthermore, the provisions of Article S8.1 apply.
3. Any ICAS member is eligible to be a candidate for the ICAS Presidency. Registration as a candidate shall be made in writing and filed with the Secretary General no later than four months prior to the election meeting.
The election of the ICAS President shall take place at the ICAS meeting following the appointment of the ICAS members for a period of four years. The quorum for such election is three-quarters of the ICAS members. The President is elected by an absolute majority of the members present. If there is more than one candidate for the position of President, successive rounds of voting shall be organized. If no absolute majority is attained, the candidate having the least number of votes in each round shall be eliminated. In the case of a tie among two or more candidates, a vote between those candidates shall be organized and the candidate having the least number of votes shall be eliminated. If following this subsequent vote, there is still a tie, the candidate(s) senior in age is(are) selected.
If a quorum is not present or if the last candidate in the voting rounds, or the only candidate, does not obtain an absolute majority in the last round of voting, the current president shall remain in his position until a new election can be held. The new election shall be held within four months of the unsuccessful election and in accordance with the above rules, with the exception that the President is elected by a simple majority when two candidates or less remain in competition.
The election is held by secret ballot. An election by correspondence is not permitted.
4. The CAS Secretary General takes part in the decision-making with a consultative voice and acts as Secretary to ICAS.
The President of ICAS is also President of CAS. He is responsible for the ordinary administrative tasks pertaining to the ICAS.
The Board of ICAS meets at the invitation of the ICAS President.
The CAS Secretary General takes part in the decision-making with a consultative voice and acts as Secretary to the Board.
A quorum of the Board consists three of its members. Decisions are taken during meetings or by correspondence by a simple majority of those voting ; the President has a casting vote in the event of a tie.
A member of ICAS or the Board may be challenged when circumstances allow legitimate doubt to be cast on his independence vis-à-vis a party to an arbitration which must be the subject of a decision by ICAS or the Board pursuant to Article S6, paragraph 4. He shall pre-emptively disqualify himself when the subject of a decision is an arbitration procedure in which a sports-related body to which he belongs appears as a party or in which a member of the law firm to which he belongs is an arbitrator or counsel.
ICAS, with the exception of the challenged member, shall determine the process with respect to the procedure for challenge.
The disqualified member shall not take part in any deliberations concerning the arbitration in question and shall not receive any information on the activities of ICAS and the Board concerning such arbitration.