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Paragraphs in "Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine" coded as HOBS

Label Provision
Art.6 Article 6 Commission
Art.6.1 1. To implement this Convention, the Contracting Parties shall pursue their cooperation within the Commission.
Art.6.2 2. The Commission shall have legal personality. In the territory of the Contracting Parties it shall, in particular, enjoy the legal capacity conferred on legal persons by domestic law. It shall be represented by its Chairman.
Art.6.3 3. Questions of labour legislation and social matters shall be governed by the law of the country in which the Commission has its seat.
Art.7 Article 7 Organisation of the Commission
Art.7.1 1. The Commission shall consist of the delegations of the Contracting Parties. Each Contracting Party shall appoint its delegates, one of whom shall be head of delegation.
Art.7.2 2. The delegations may enlist the services of experts.
Art.7.3 3. The Commission shall be chaired for three years by each delegation in turn in the order of Contracting Parties listed in the preamble. The delegation chairing the Commission shall appoint the Chairman. The Chairman shall not act as spokesman for his delegation. Should a Contracting Party waive its right to chair the Commission, the next Contracting Party shall take the Chair.
Art.7.4 4. The Commission shall draft its rules of procedure and financial regulations.
Art.7.5 5. The Commission shall decide on matters of internal organisation, the working structure it deems necessary and the annual operating budget.
Art.9 Article 9 Plenary sessions of the Commission
Art.9.1 1. At the invitation of the Chairman, the Commission shall meet for one plenary session per year.
Art.9.2 2. Extraordinary plenary sessions may be called by the Chairman, upon his initiative or at the request of at least two delegations.
Art.9.3 3. The Chairman shall propose the agenda. Each delegation shall have the right to have items included on the agenda that it wishes to have discussed.
Art.10 Article 10 Decision-making in the Commission
Art.10.1 1. Decisions of the Commission shall be taken unanimously.
Art.10.2 2. Each delegation shall have one vote.
Art.10.3 3. If measures to be carried out by the Contracting Parties in accordance with Article 8( 1)( b) fall within the competence of the European Community, the latter shall vote with the number of votes corresponding to the number of its Member States which are Contracting Parties to this Convention, notwithstanding paragraph 2 above. The European Community shall not vote in cases where its Member States vote and vice versa.
Art.10.4 4. Abstention of only one delegation shall not constitute an impediment to unanimity. This shall not apply to the delegation of the European Community. Absence of a delegation shall be considered as abstention.
Art.10.5 5. The rules of procedure may provide for a written procedure.
Art.14 Article 14 Cooperation with other States, other organisations and external experts
Art.14.1 1. The Commission shall cooperate with other intergovernmental organisations and may address recommendations to them.
Art.14.2 2. The Commission may recognise as observers:
Art.14.2.a (a) States that have an interest in the work of the Commission;
Art.14.2.b (b) intergovernmental organisations whose work is related to the Convention;
Art.14.2.c (c) non-governmental organisations, insofar as their field of interest or activities are relevant.
Art.14.3 3. The Commission shall exchange information with non-governmental organisations insofar as their fields of interest or activities are relevant. The Commission shall in particular consult such organisations before discussing decisions liable to have an important impact on them and shall inform them as soon as such decisions have been taken.
Art.14.4 4. Observers may submit to the Commission any information or reports relevant to the aims of the Convention. They may be invited to participate in Commission meetings without having the right to vote.
Art.14.5 5. The Commission may decide to consult specialists representing the recognised non-governmental organisations or other experts and invite them to its meetings.
Art.14.6 6. The conditions for cooperation and those for eligibility and participation shall be laid down in the rules of procedure and financial regulations.
Art.15 Article 15 Working languages
Art.15.1x The working languages of the Commission shall be Dutch, French and German. Detailed arrangements shall be laid down in the rules of procedure and financial regulations