The IPHRC holds two annual regular sessions, which are convened at its Secretariat or in any other Member States offering to host the session. The date for a regular session is fixed by the Secretariat in consultation with the Commission’s Bureau. The duration of a session may vary between 5 to 10 days. Dates and venue of the regular session are conveyed by the IPHRC Secretariat to the Commission Members and the Members State in advance. The Executive Director of the Secretariat also prepares the Draft Agenda and Programme of Work for the session, which is then submitted to the Commission Members through its Bureau for approval.
As appropriate, the Commission may hold extraordinary and emergency sessions. Extraordinary sessions are convened upon request of the OIC Secretary General, or a Member State, with the approval of a two-third majority of OIC Membership. The Commission may also meet in emergency sessions, which may be convened by its Chairperson, in consultation with the Bureau of the Commission, to address situations calling for immediate attention by the Commission. Notice of a session must be sent to members at least 40 days before the session in the case of an extraordinary meeting, and 5 days in the case of an emergency meeting.