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Paragraphs in "Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries" coded as HOBS

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Art.2 Article II
Art.2.1 1. The Contracting Parties agree to establish and maintain an international organization whose object shall be to contribute through consultation and cooperation to the optimum utilization, rational management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Convention Area. This organization shall be known as the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, hereinafter referred to as "the Organization", and shall carry out the functions set forth in this Convention.
Art.2.2 2. The Organization shall consist of:
Art.2.2.a a) a General Council;
Art.2.2.b b) a Scientific Council;
Art.2.2.c c) a Fisheries Commission;
Art.2.2.d d) a Secretariat.
Art.2.3 3. The Organization shall have legal personality and shall enjoy in its relations with other international organizations and in the territories of the Contracting Parties such legal capacity as may be necessary to perform its functions and achieve its ends. The immunities and privileges which the Organization and its officers shall enjoy in the territory of a Contracting Party shall be subject to agreement between the Organization and the Contracting Party concerned.
Art.2.4 4. The headquarters of the Organization shall be at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, or as such other place as may be decided by the General Council.
Art.4 Article IV
Art.4.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall be a member of the General Council and shall appoint to the Council not more than three representatives who may be accompanied at any of its meetings by alternates, experts and advisers.
Art.4.2 2. The General Council shall elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman, each of whom shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-election but shall not serve for more than four years in succession. The Chairman shall be a representative of a Contracting Party that is a member of the Fisheries Commission and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be representatives of different Contracting Parties.
Art.4.3 3. The Chairman shall be the President of the Organization and shall be its principal representative.
Art.4.4 4. The Chairman of the General Council shall convene a regular annual meeting of the Organization at a place decided upon by the General Council and which shall normally be in North America.
Art.4.5 5. Any meeting of the General Council, other than the annual meeting, may be called by the Chairman at such time and place as the Chairman may determine, upon the request of a Contracting Party with the concurrence of another Contracting Party.
Art.4.6 6. The General Council may establish such Committees and Subcommittees as it considers desirable for the exercise of its duties and functions.
Art.5 Article V
Art.5.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall have one vote in proceedings of the General Council.
Art.5.2 2. Except where otherwise provided, decisions of the General Council shall be taken by a majority of the votes of all Contracting Parties present and casting affirmative or negative votes, provided that no vote shall be taken unless there is a quorum of at least two-thirds of the Contracting Parties.
Art.5.3 3. The General Council shall adopt, and amend as occasion may require, rules for the conduct of its meetings and for the exercise of its functions.
Art.5.4 4. The General Council shall submit to the Contracting Parties an annual report of the activities of the Organization.
Art.22 Article XXII
Art.22.1 1. This Convention shall be open for signature at Ottawa until 31 December 1978, by the Parties represented at the Diplomatic Conference on the Future of Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, held at Ottawa from 11 to 21 October 1977. It shall thereafter be open for accession.
Art.22.2 2. This Convention shall be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval by the signatories and the instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Government of Canada referred to in this Convention as "the Depositary".
Art.22.3 3. This Convention shall enter into force upon the first day of January following the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval by not less than six Signatories, at least one of which exercises fisheries jurisdiction in waters forming part of the Convention Area.
Art.22.4 4. Any party which has not signed this Convention may accede thereto by a notification in writing to the Depositary. Accessions received by the Depositary prior to the date of entry into force of this Convention shall become effective on the date this Convention enters into force. Accessions received by the Depositary after the date of entry into force of this Convention shall become effective on the date of receipt by the Depositary.
Art.22.5 5. The Depositary shall inform all Signatories and all Contracting Parties of all ratifications, acceptances or approvals deposited and accessions received.
Art.22.6 6. The Depositary shall convene the initial meeting of the Organization to be held not more than six months after the coming into force of the Convention, and shall communicate the provisional agenda to each Contracting Party not less than one month before the date of the meeting.