The original statutes of the IPHC were approved at the founding meeting held in Cambridge in May 2001.
They were revised at the IPHC meeting held in association with ICOMOS General Assembly in Quebec, Canada in September/October 2008 in order to comply with the revised ICOMOS Eger- principles (Xi’an 2005). This was intended to create a more open membership structure for Scientific Committees and to allow them to function more effectively in an open and transparent manner.
The statutes had minor modifications in 2010.
International Polar Heritage Committee, Statutes IPHC Statutes 2018