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Paragraphs in "European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes" coded as HOBF

Label Provision
Art.8 Article 8
Art.8.1 1. A Standing Committee shall be set up within a year of the entry into force of this Convention.
Art.8.2 2. Each Contracting Party shall have the right to appoint a representative to the Standing Committee. Any member State of the Council of Europe which is not a Contracting Party to the Convention shall have the right to be represented on the Committee by an observer.
Art.8.3 3. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall convene the Standing Committee whenever he finds it necessary and in any case when a majority of the representatives of the Contracting Parties or the representative of the European Economic Community, being itself a Contracting Party, request its convocation.
Art.8.4 4. A majority of representatives of the Contracting Parties shall constitute a quorum for holding a meeting of the Standing Committee.
Art.8.5 5. The Standing Committee shall take its decision by a majority of the votes cast; however, unanimity of the votes cast shall be required for:
Art.8.5.a a. the adoption of the recommendations provided for in paragraph 1 of Article 9;
Art.8.5.b b. the decision to admit observers other than those referred to in paragraph 2 of this article;
Art.8.5.c c. the adoption of the report referred to in Article 13; this report could set out, where appropriate, divergent opinions.
Art.8.6 6. Subject to the provisions of this Convention, the Standing Committee shall draw up its own rules of procedure.
Art.9 Article 9
Art.9.1 1. The Standing Committee shall be responsible for the elaboration and adoption of recommendations to the Contracting Parties containing detailed provisions for the implementation of the principles set out in Chapter I of this Convention, to be based on scientific knowledge concerning the various species of animals.
Art.9.2 2. For the purpose of carrying out its responsibilities under paragraph 1 of this article, the Standing Committee shall follow developments in scientific research and new methods in animal husbandry.
Art.9.3 3. Unless a longer period is decided upon by the Standing Committee, a recommendation shall become effective as such six months after the date of its adoption by the Committee. As from the date when a recommendation becomes effective each Contracting Party shall either implement it or inform the Standing Committee by notification to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe of the reasons why it has decided that it cannot implement the recommendation or can no longer implement it.
Art.9.4 4. If two or more Contracting Parties or the European Economic Community, being itself a Contracting Party, have given notice in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article of their decision not to implement or no longer to implement a recommendation, that recommendation shall cease to have effect.
Art.10 Article 10
Art.10.1x The Standing Committee shall use its best endeavours to facilitate a friendly settlement of any difficulty which may arise between Contracting Parties concerning the implementation of this Convention.
Art.11 Article 11
Art.11.1x The Standing Committee may express an advisory opinion on any question concerning the protection of animals at the request of a Contracting Party.
Art.12 Article 12
Art.12.1x Each Contracting Party may appoint one or more bodies from which the Standing Committee may request information and advice to assist it in its work. Contracting Parties shall communicate to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe the names and addresses of such bodies.
Art.13 Article 13
Art.13.1x The Standing Committee shall submit to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, at the expiry of the third year after the entry into force of this Convention and of each further period of three years, a report on its work and on the functioning of the Convention, including if it deems it necessary proposals for amending the Convention.
Chapt.3.1x Chapter III - Final provisions