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Paragraphs in "Energy Charter Treaty" coded as HOBS

Label Provision
Art.34 Article 34
Art.34.1 1) The Contracting Parties shall meet periodically in the Energy Charter Conference referred to herein as the "Charter Conference") at which each Contracting Party shall be entitled to have one representative. Ordinary meetings shall be held at intervals determined by the Charter Conference.
Art.34.2 2) Extraordinary meetings of the Charter Conference may be held at such times as may be determined by the Charter Conference, or at the written request of any Contracting Party, provided that, within six weeks of the request being communicated to the Contracting Parties by the Secretariat, it is supported by at least one-third of the Contracting Parties.
Art.34.3 3) The functions of the Charter Conference shall be to:
Art.34.3.a a) carry out the duties assigned to it by this Treaty and any Protocols;
Art.34.3.b b) keep under review and facilitate the implementation of the principles of the Charter and of the provisions of this Treaty and the Protocols;
Art.34.3.c c) facilitate in accordance with this Treaty and the Protocols the coordination of appropriate general measures to carry out the principles of the Charter;
Art.34.3.d d) consider and adopt programmes of work to be carried out by the Secretariat;
Art.34.3.e e) consider and approve the annual accounts and budget of the Secretariat;
Art.34.3.f f) consider and approve or adopt the terms of any headquarters or other agreement, including privileges and immunities considered necessary for the Charter Conference and the Secretariat;
Art.34.3.g g) encourage cooperative efforts aimed at facilitating and promoting market-oriented reforms and modernization of energy sectors in those countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics undergoing economic transition;
Art.34.3.h h) authorize and approve the terms of reference for the negotiation of Protocols, and consider and adopt the texts thereof and of amendments thereto;
Art.34.3.i i) authorize the negotiation of Declarations, and approve their issuance;
Art.34.3.j j) decide on accessions to this Treaty;
Art.34.3.k k) authorize the negotiation of and consider and approve or adopt association agreements;
Art.34.3.l l) consider and adopt texts of amendments to this Treaty;
Art.34.3.m m) consider and approve modifications of and technical changes to the Annexes to this Treaty;
Art.34.3.n n) appoint the Secretary-General and take all decisions necessary for the establishment and functioning of the Secretariat including the structure, staff levels and standard terms of employment of officials and employees.
Art.34.4 4) In the performance of its duties, the Charter Conference, through the Secretariat, shall cooperate with and make as full a use as possible, consistently with economy and efficiency, of the services and programmes of other institutions and organizations with established competence in matters related to the objectives of this Treaty.
Art.34.5 5) The Charter Conference may establish such subsidiary bodies as it considers appropriate for the performance of its duties.
Art.34.6 6) The Charter Conference shall consider and adopt rules of procedure and financial rules.
Art.34.7 7) In 1999 and thereafter at intervals of not more than five years) to be determined by the Charter Conference, the Charter Conference shall thoroughly review the functions provided for in this Treaty in the light of the extent to which the provisions of the Treaty and Protocols have been implemented. At the conclusion of each review the Charter Conference may amend or abolish the functions specified in paragraph 3) and may discharge the Secretariat.
Art.36 Article 36
Art.36.1 1) Unanimity of the Contracting Parties Present and Voting at the meeting of the Charter Conference where such matters fall to be decided shall be required for decisions by the Charter Conference to:
Art.36.1.a a) adopt amendments to this Treaty other than amendments to Articles 34 and 35 and Annex T;
Art.36.1.b b) approve accessions to this Treaty under Article 41 by states or Regional Economic Integration Organizations which were not signatories to the Charter as of 16 June 1995;
Art.36.1.c c) authorize the negotiation of and approve or adopt the text of association agreements;
Art.36.1.d d) approve modifications to Annexes EM, NI, G and B;
Art.36.1.e e) approve technical changes to the Annexes to this Treaty; and
Art.36.1.f f) approve the Secretary-General's nominations of panelists under Annex D, paragraph 7).
Art.36.1.gx The Contracting Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement by consensus on any other matter requiring their decision under this Treaty. If agreement cannot be reached by consensus, paragraphs 2) to 5) shall apply.
Art.36.2 2) Decisions on budgetary matters referred to in Article 343)e) shall be taken by a qualified majority of Contracting Parties whose assessed contributions as specified in Annex B represent, in combination, at least three-fourths of the total assessed contributions specified therein.
Art.36.3 3) Decisions on matters referred to in Article 347) shall be taken by a three-fourths majority of the Contracting Parties.
Art.36.4 4) Except in cases specified in subparagraphs 1)a) to f), paragraphs 2) and 3), and subject to paragraph 6), decisions provided for in this Treaty shall be taken by a three-fourth majority of the Contracting Parties Present and Voting at the meeting of the Charter Conference at which such matters fall to be decided.
Art.36.5 5) For purposes of this Article, "Contracting Parties Present and Voting" means Contracting Parties present and casting affirmative or negative votes, provided that the Charter Conference may decide upon rules of procedure to enable such decisions to be taken by Contracting Parties by correspondence.
Art.36.6 6) Except as provided in paragraph 2), no decision referred to in this Article shall be valid unless it has the support of a simple majority of the Contracting Parties.
Art.36.7 7) A Regional Economic Integration Organization shall, when voting, have a number of votes equal to the number of its member states which are Contracting Parties to this Treaty; provided that such an Organization shall not exercise its right to vote if its member states exercise theirs, and vice versa.
Art.36.8 8) In the event of persistent arrears in a Contracting Party's discharge of financial obligations under this Treaty, the Charter Conference may suspend that Contracting Party's voting rights in whole or in part.