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Rules of Procedure for Parliamentary Investigating Committees (RP-IC)

1st Annex to the Federal Law on the Rules of Procedure of the National Council of 1975

Promulgation: BGBl. (Federal Law Gazette) I No. 99/2014

§ 1
Motion and Demand to Set Up an Investigating Committee
§ 2
Brief Debate on a Motion or Demand
§ 3
Deliberation and Vote in the Rules of Procedure Committee
§ 4
Establishment and Constitution of an Investigating Committee
§ 5
Chairperson
§ 6
Duties of the Chairperson
§ 7
Appointment of the Procedural Judge and the Procedural Advocate
§ 8
Requirements for Appointment and Service as Procedural Judge
§ 9
Duties of the Procedural Judge
§ 10
Requirements for Appointment and Service as Procedural Advocate
§ 11
Duties of the Procedural Advocate
§ 12
Consultation about the Procedural Judge's or Procedural Advocate's Remonstrance
§ 13
Appointment and Mandate of the Special Investigator
§ 14
Rights and Duties of the Special Investigator
§ 15
Attendance of Committee Sittings by Other Persons
§ 16
Sittings of the Investigating Committee
§ 17
Sittings Open to the Media and Confidential Sittings
§ 18
Deliberations of the Investigating Committee
§ 19
Records
§ 20
Publications
§ 21
Information Security
§ 22
Taking of Evidence
§ 23
Instruments to Be Used in Obtaining Evidence
§ 24
Basic Order to Take Evidence
§ 25
Supplementary Requests for Evidence
§ 26
Communication of Orders to Take Evidence and Supplementary Requests for Evidence
§ 27
Submission of Evidence
§ 28
Summonses of Informants Based on a Committee Decision
§ 29
Summonses of Informants Based on a Demand by a Quarter of the Committee Members
§ 30
Contents of the Summons and Determination of the Order in which Informants Are to Be Heard
§ 31
Written Testimony
§ 32
Execution of Summonses
§ 33
Rights and Duties of Informants
§ 34
Persons Not to Be Subjected to a Hearing
§ 35
Duty of Civil Servants to Testify, and Information of their Administrative Authority
§ 36
Consequences of Wittnesses' Failure to Appear
§ 37
Hearing of Informants
§ 38
Instruction of Informants
§ 39
Introductory Statement and Initial Questioning
§ 40
Recognition of Members Asking for the Floor to Question Informants
§ 41
Admissibility of Questions to Informants
§ 42
Use of Files and Documents
§ 43
Grounds for Refusal to Testify
§ 44
Refusal to Testify by Person Having Witnessed Conclusion of Legal Transaction
§ 45
Proof of Validity of Grounds for Refusal to Testify
§ 46
Person in the Informant's Confidence
§ 47
Expert Evidence
§ 48
Appointment of Expert Informants
§ 49
Inspection of Files and Documents by Expert Informants
§ 50
 Visual Inspections
§ 51
Reporting
§ 52
Oral Reporting
§ 53
Duration and End of the Committee's Activity
§ 54
Order in the Committee
§ 55
Coercive Instruments
§ 56
Jurisdiction and Procedure of the Federal Administrative Court
§ 57
Parliamentary Arbitration Board
§ 58
Consideration to Be Given to the Activities of the Prosecuting Authorities
§ 59
Reimbursement of Costs to Informants and Persons in Informants' Confidence
§ 60
Reimbursement of Costs to Procedural Judge, Procedural Advocate and Special Investigator
§ 61
Reimbursement of Costs to Experts