Regulations

POSITION

о Coordination Council of the Heads of the Competent Authorities on Countering the Illicit Drug Trafficking of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

1. General provisions

1.1.This Regulation defines the legal status, tasks, functions and organizational bases of the Coordination Council of the Heads of Competent Authorities for Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking (hereinafter - CCBCD) of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (hereinafter - CSTO).

The competent authorities for countering the illicit drug trafficking of the CSTO member states are listed in the annex, which is an integral part of these Regulations..

1.2.The CCBCD is a subsidiary body of the CSTO created to coordinate the interaction of the competent authorities of its member states to counter illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors (hereinafter - drugs).

1.3.The members of CCBCD are the heads of the competent authorities for countering the illicit drug trafficking of the CSTO member states (hereinafter - the competent authorities).

CCBCD members have equal rights.

1.4.The CCBCD is guided in its activities by generally recognized principles and norms of international law, the CSTO Charter, decisions of the Collective Security Council (CSC), other normative acts regulating the activities of the CSTO, bilateral and multilateral agreements on cooperation in combating illicit drug trafficking; members of the CSTO, as well as these Regulations.

1.5.If necessary, CCBCD creates working groups.

1.6.The CCBCD shall manage the activities of the working group, the CCBCD Executive Bureau of the CSTO member states.

1.7.The activities of the CCBCD are chaired by the Chairman, who is elected at the meeting of the CCBCD from among the first persons of the leadership of the competent authorities.

2. Tasks and functions

2.1.The main tasks of CCBCD are:

- ensuring the interaction of the competent authorities in order to improve the effectiveness of countering drug trafficking and related offenses;

- developing, within its competence, proposals for improving and harmonizing the national legislations of the CSTO member states, developing the international legal framework for cooperation in the area of combating illicit drug trafficking;

- assistance in the preparation and conduct of joint operational-search and other activities, as well as special operations to combat drug trafficking affecting the interests of the CSTO member states;

- participation in the preparation and implementation of the decisions of the CSTO, in the field of combating illicit drug trafficking;

-participation in the development of interstate programs and plans for countering illicit drug trafficking, in the preparation and holding of scientific and practical conferences, seminars, meetings and workshops, assistance in the exchange of experience in this field;

- participation in the methodological and informational and analytical support of the competent authorities.

2.2.In order to solve the tasks entrusted to it, the CCBCD performs the following main functions:

- considers current issues of improving and harmonizing national regulatory legal acts regulating drug trafficking, as well as criminal, criminal procedure, operational-search and administrative legislation,

- Coordinates the work of the competent authorities in countering the illicit drug trafficking of the CSTO member states, ensures their interaction with the relevant bodies of the CIS, SCO, Central Asian Union and other states. Approves the structure, staffing and submits, in accordance with the procedure, for consideration of the Collective Security Council, a draft estimate of expenses for the maintenance of the CCBCD working groups..

Examines the annual report on the use of funds for their activities..

- develops proposals on issues related to the competence of the relevant authorities of the CSTO member states, and submits them in due course for consideration by the CSTO bodies;

- considers the implementation of the decisions of the CSTO and contracts concluded within the framework of the CSTO related to the CCBCD, as well as its own decisions;

- promotes the exchange of experience and information between the competent authorities of the CSTO member states and similar bodies in other countries;

- considers joint research on issues of mutual interest to the competent authorities;

- considers issues of training and staff development for the units of the competent authorities and relevant educational institutions of the CSTO member states.

3. Powers of the Chairman

3.1. The Chairman of the CCBCD conducts its activities, guided by the CSTO Charter, decisions of the CSTO Collective Security Council, the CSTO Security Council Secretaries Committee, as well as these Regulations.

3.2. The main task of the CCBCD Chairman is to implement the decisions of the CSTO CSTO, the CCBCD on countering the illicit drug trafficking and precursors.

Chairperson of CCBCD:

- manages the current activities of the CCBCD;

- within its competence, organizes control over the implementation of decisions of the CSTO CSC;

- controls the implementation of plans, decisions and instructions of the CCBCD;

- represents CCBCD at meetings of permanently and temporarily operating bodies of the CSTO on issues related to combating illicit drug trafficking and precursors;

- presides at meetings of the CCBCD;

- on behalf of CCBCD signs documents;

- In the period between meetings, the CCBCD is responsible for managing the activities of the CCBCD Working Groups;

- organizes the interaction of the CCBCD with the CSTO Secretariat and other CSTO bodies;

- organizes the presentation to the media of information about the activities of the CCBCD;

- i the absence of the Chairman of the CCBCD or inability to conduct a meeting, the authority is vested in another member of the CCBCD - the head of the competent authority to combat drug trafficking in the CSTO member state in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the CSTO bodies;

- Performs other orders of the CSC and CCBCD.

4. Organization of activities

4.1. The main form of the CCBCD activity is meetings, which are held as needed, but not less than once a year. The meetings are held alternately in the CSTO member states in the order of their name according to the Russian alphabet. Extraordinary meetings may be convened on the initiative of one or several members of the Concentration Service with the consent of at least half of its members.

4.2. Heads of the competent authorities or their deputies take part in the meetings.

With the general consent of the CCBCD members, representatives of other ministries and departments of the CSTO member states, employees of the CCBCD working groups, representatives of international organizations and competent authorities of other countries may attend its meetings.

4.3. Decisions of the CCBCD are made by consensus. The voting procedure, including on procedural matters, is governed by the Rules of Procedure of the statutory bodies of the CSTO.

CCBCD makes decisions, communiques, statements, appeals and recommendations. The results of the CCBCD meeting shall be recorded in a protocol.

4.4.The CCBCD meeting is considered valid if more than half of its members participate in its work.

4.5. The agenda of the meeting is based on the decisions of the relevant CSTO bodies, proposals of the CCBCD members and is sent no later than 30 days before the meeting to the competent authorities.

4.6.To implement the management of the day-to-day activities of the CCBCD, by its decision, the Secretary of the CCBCD and its members are appointed from among the leadership of the competent authorities and the staff of the CSTO Secretariat.