The Continuing Committee was a body present with the Romulan Star Empire and served as one of the highest governmental groups known. It was headed by the Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire and comprised of members of the Imperial Romulan Senate as well as other high ranking members such as the Chairman of the Tal Shiar.
The duties of the Committee included the appointment of a new Praetor and also served as a court to judge a member of the senate in regards to criminal matters. The Praetor is the only member who is guaranteed a seat on the Committee; all others, even high ranking officials such as the leader of the Tal Shiar, must compete to be allowed in. (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")
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In 2156 during the war against the Coalition of Planets, the Continuing Committee was responsible for the installation of Senator Karzan as the new Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire following the death of his predecessor, Praetor D'deridex. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
In 2360, the Continuing Committee was looking for a person to replace their Chairman who was past his prime. Koval hoped to become both Chairman of the Committee, as well as the Chairman of the Tal Shiar. (TLE novel: Catalyst of Sorrows)
In 2375, Kimara Cretak appeared before the Continuing Committee after she was caught accessing Chairman Koval's database. Julian Bashir and Luther Sloan were also brought before the Committee. (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")
In 2377, Colonel Laratos wanted to recommend to the Continuing Committee that they begin preparations for an attack on the Watraii for kidnapping Praetor Neral. He was persuaded not to contact the Committee by Ambassador Spock. (TOS - Vulcan's Soul novel: Epiphany)