Robert’s Rules of Order

Es handelt sich hierbei um standardisierte (parlamentarischer) Regeln zum Ablauf von (auch Gesellschafter) Versammlungen und ist ein in den USA weit verbreitetes Standardwerk . Es liegt derzeit in der 10. Ausgabe vor. Man kann auch, wenn man keine besonderen Einzelregeln benötigt, in US-Bylaws (Satzungen) von Corporations oder Trade Associations hierauf abschließend verweisen, z.B.: Article … – Parliamentary Authority:  The latest edition of ”Roberts‘ Rules of Order“ shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters
of procedure and Bylaws interpretation not specifically addressed by the Bylaws.

Ein freies Exemplar der Rules konnte im Internet nicht ausfindig gemacht werden, Sie können es aber (kostenpflichtig) auf der Webseite des Verlages herunterladen.

Short History:

Henry Martyn Robert was an engineering officer in the regular Army. Without warning he was asked to preside over a public meeting being held in a church in his community and realized that he did not know how. He tried anyway and his embarrassment was supreme. This event, which may seem familiar to many readers, left him determined never to attend another meeting until he knew something of parliamentary law.

Ultimately, he discovered and studied the few books then available on the subject. From time to time, due to his military duties, he was transferred to various parts of the United States where he found virtual parliamentary anarchy since each member from a different part of the country had differing ideas of correct procedure. To bring order out of chaos he decided to write Robert’s Rules of Order as it came to be called (See chart of editions below).

The tenth, current, edition has been brought about through a process of keeping the book up to date with the growth of parliamentary procedure. All editions of the work issued after the death of the original author have been prepared by persons who either knew and worked with the original author or are connected to such persons in a direct continuity of professional association.

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