It is not surprising that one enters into a discussion between two drafters with an argument, who repeat and repeat their thoughts over and over again; Sometimes this happens because they are afraid that when they stop their failure to react, they are misinterpreted as a sign that they agree. This interpretation is based on the false assumption that « a huge endless series » is the only alternative to « silence ». That is not the case. With regard to the difference between dissent and silence, failure to warm up your disagreement and to do so continuously is not silence and therefore does not constitute consent. Withdrawing communication with a biased or belligerent editor does not give that editor the approval to do what he wants. Similarly, in the presence of a return, there is no silence or consensus. « Without objection… We use it in parliamentary sessions. for example: « Without contradiction, so orderly. » Or: « Without objection, it was put on the table… it is an expedited opportunity to reach a unanimous agreement without delaying formal and explicit agreement. 3. Silence is deemed broken when a participating state has written to the President of an objection or amendment before the expiry of the period of silence. In this case, the President immediately informs the participating States in writing that the decision in question has not been adopted.

… A proposal with strong support is considered to be agreed upon, unless a member opposes it before a specific period of time: silence means approval – or at least approval. This procedure is based on a member of a minority who fears that the lifting of an objection will expose him to charges of obstruction and therefore of risk of isolation. NATO, the OSCE, NATO, European Foreign and Security Policy (EU) and, without a doubt, many other international for a are being used as a procedure of silence by NATO, the OSCE. [2] 4. If the silence has not been broken, the President informs the participating States in writing, immediately after the expiry of the silence period, that the decision in question has been taken. The text of the decision will not be published until the next meeting. Where urgent administrative measures are to be taken on the basis of this decision, the Chair may forward the text of the decision to an appropriate executive structure only for internal use. A procedure of silence or a tacit acceptance procedure[1] (in French: tacit approval procedure; Latin: who agrees to empty, « the one who is silent is led to consent, » « silence implies/means consent ») is a means of formally adopting texts, often, but not exclusively in the international political context.