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

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Art.3.1 1. For the purposes of this Convention the Contracting Parties agree to establish and maintain a North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, hereinafter referred to as "the Commission".
Art.3.2 2. The Commission shall have legal personality and shall enjoy in its relations with other international organisations and in the territories of the Contracting Parties such legal capacity as may be necessary to perform its functions and achieve its ends.
Art.3.3 3. Each Contracting Party shall appoint to the Commission not more than two representatives who may be accompanied at any of its meetings by experts and advisers.
Art.3.4 4. The Commission shall elect its own President and not more than two Vice Presidents.
Art.3.5 5. The Office of the Commission shall be in London.
Art.3.6 6. Except when the Commission determines otherwise, it shall meet once a year in London at such time as it decides; provided, however, that upon the request of a Contracting Party and subject to the concurrence of three other Contracting Parties, the President shall, as soon as practicable, convene a meeting at such time and place as he may determine.
Art.3.7 7. The Commission shall appoint its own Secretary and such other staff as it may require.
Art.3.8 8. The Commission may set up such Committees and other subsidiary bodies as it considers desirable for the exercise of its duties and functions.
Art.3.9 9. Each Contracting party shall have one vote in the Commission. Decisions of the Commission shall be taken by a simple majority, or, if this Convention specifically requires a qualified majority, by a two-thirds 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. If there is an even division of votes on any matter which is subject to a simple majority decision, the proposal shall be regarded as rejected.
Art.3.10 10. Subject to the provisions of this Article, the Commission shall adopt its own Rules of Procedure, including provisions for the election of the President and Vice-Presidents and their terms of office.
Art.3.11 11. Reports of the proceedings of the Commission shall be transmitted as soon as possible to the Contracting Parties in English and French.
Art.17 ARTICLE 17
Art.17.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall pay the expenses of its own delegation to all meetings held under this Convention.
Art.17.2 2. At its first meeting the Commission shall adopt a budget for its first financial year. At this meeting the Commission may also, as appropriate, adopt a budget for the second financial year.
Art.17.3 3. At each annual session the Commission shall adopt a budget for the following financial year and a budget estimate for the financial year following thereafter. A draft budget and draft budget estimate shall be submitted by the President of the Commission to the Contracting Parties not less than 40 days before the meeting of the Commission at which they are to be considered.
Art.17.4 4. The Commission shall determine the contributions due from each Contracting Party under the annual budgets according to the following formula:
Art.17.4.a (a) one-third of the budget shall be divided equally among the Contracting Parties,
Art.17.4.b (b) two-thirds of the budget shall be divided among the Contracting Parties in proportion of their nominal catches in the Convention Area, on the basis of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea definitive catch statistics for the calendar year ending not more than 24 and not less than 18 months before the beginning of the budget year,
Art.17.4.c (c) however, the annual contribution of any Contracting Party which has a population of less than 300,000 inhabitants shall be limited to a maximum of 5% of the total budget. When this contribution is so limited, the remaining part of the budget shall be divided among the other Contracting Parties in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) and (b). This rule shall be effective for the first five budget years of the Commission and thereafter it shall be subject to annual review by the Commission which may change it by a decision adopted by a three-fourths majority of all Contracting Parties.
Art.17.5 5. The Commission shall notify each Contracting Party of the contribution due from that Party as determined under paragraph 4 and of the date as determined by the Commission by which this contribution shall be paid.
Art.17.6 6. The contribution of a Contracting Party which has acceded to this Convention during the course of a financial year shall, in respect of that year, be a part proportional to the number of complete months remaining in the year of the annual contribution calculated in accordance with paragraph 4.
Art.17.7 7. Contributions shall be payable in the currency of the country in which the Office of the Commission is located.
Art.17.8 8. A Contracting Party which has not paid by the date determined by the Commission its contributions for two years shall not enjoy the right of casting votes and of making objections under this Convention until it has fulfilled its obligations, unless, at the request of the Contracting Party concerned, the Commission decides otherwise.
Art.17.9 9. The Commission shall adopt rules for the conduct of its financial affairs.