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Paragraphs in "Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention" coded as SBS

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Art.1 Article 1
Art.1.1 1. The contracting parties hereby establish the Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organisation (hereafter referred to as "the Organisation").
Art.1.2 2. The Organisation shall consist of a Board, a Committee and a Secretariat.
Art.1.3 3. The headquarters of the Organisation shall be in the Seychelles.
Art.5 Article 5
Art.5.1 1. Each Member shall be represented on the Committee by the senior official responsible for fisheries or a related area.
Art.5.2 2. The Board shall appoint a Chairman and two Vice-Chairmen from among the Committee members on such conditions as it may determine.
Art.5.3 3. The Committee shall meet as often as required and at least once a year.
Art.5.4 4. The Committee shall endeavour to take decisions by consensus. In the absence of consensus, and unless otherwise provided in this Convention, a two-thirds majority of voting members shall be required for a decision.
Art.5.5 5. The Committee shall adopt such rules of procedure and other internal administrative regulations as it considers necessary.
Art.5.6 6. The Committee may establish such sub-committees, including technical and budget sub-committees, as it considers necessary.
Art.5.7 7. The Committee shall act in an executive capacity and have the following functions and responsibilities, inter alia, to:
Art.5.7.a (a) provide technical advice and guidance to the Board;
Art.5.7.b (b) provide a forum for Members to consult together on any matter of common concern in relation to fisheries;
Art.5.7.c (c) provide direction to the Secretariat with respect to its functions and responsibilities;
Art.5.7.d (d) carry out such other functions as may be required.
Art.18 Article 18
Art.18.1 1. Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this convention, if not settled by the parties or the Board shall be referred to an arbitration tribunal.
Art.18.2 2. The tribunal shall be composed of three persons:
Art.18.2.a (a) one person appointed by each party to the dispute;
Art.18.2.b (b) an independent chairman, appointed by the Board in consultation with the Parties to the dispute.
Art.18.3 3. In the event the Board determines that arrangements under paragraph 2 are impracticable, it shall appoint an independent person to establish the tribunal.
Art.18.4 4. (a) Unless the parties otherwise agree, the arbitration shall take place in a member country not party to the dispute.
Art.18.4.b (b) The applicable rules of procedure for the tribunal shall be those in force in the member country where the arbitration takes place.
Art.18.5 5. The decision of the tribunal shall be final and binding upon the parties to the dispute.