1. The Congress Chair and Co-Chair rule on ALL matters before the Plenary.
2. In case of conflicting opinions between the two, the Congress President will be the tie-breaker.
3. To overrule the Congress President, the Congress will need to constitute itself as a Committee of the Whole: and it will require a 2/3rds majority to be so constituted. All ensuing Committee resolves will also require a 2/3rds vote.
4. The Chair of that Committee of the Whole will be the Congress Patron.
5. In that event, all of the above, and the Congress Patron, will have a vote.
6. On all purely Local Thai Issues, the Congress Patron and the Congress President will be the final arbiters, subject only to Rules #3, 4, & 5.
7. Panel Chairs have final discretion on a) time allotted to Panelists b) recognizing queries from the Audience and b) adjourning/closing Debate. Any 2 Panelists can challenge such decisions, which then will be ruled on jointly by the Congress Chairs, from which there can be No Appeal. Upon such a Challenge, Panel Chairs must adjourn the session to submit the issue expeditiously to the Congress Chairs.
8. Congress Chairs, can, any time, at their joint discretion, remove/shuffle Panel Chairs from Chairships, or nominate New Chairs. Their decisions can be Appealed to the VP of the Congress, from which ruling there can be No further Appeal. In such instances, Panel Sessions will remain suspended until the VP’s decision is in.