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

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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.8 Article 8 Tasks of the Commission
Art.8.1 1. To achieve the aims set out in Article 3 the Commission shall accomplish the following tasks:
Art.8.1.a (a) prepare international measuring programmes and studies of the Rhine ecosystem and make use of their results, in cooperation with scientific institutions if necessary;
Art.8.1.b (b) make proposals for individual measures and programmes of measures, where appropriate including economic instruments and taking into account the expected costs;
Art.8.1.c (c) coordinate the Contracting States' warning and alert plans for the Rhine
Art.8.1.d (d) evaluate the effectiveness of the actions decided upon, notably on the basis of the reports of the Contracting Parties and the results of the measuring programmes and studies of the Rhine ecosystem;
Art.8.1.e (e) carry out any other tasks entrusted to it by the Contracting Parties.
Art.8.2 2. To this end, the Commission shall take decisions in accordance with Articles 10 and 11.
Art.8.3 3. The Commission shall submit an annual activity report to the Contracting Parties.
Art.8.4 4. The Commission shall inform the public as to the state of the Rhine and the results of its work. It may draft and publish reports.
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.11 Article 11 Implementation of Commission Decisions
Art.11.1 1. The Commission shall communicate to the Contracting Parties, in the form of recommendations, its decisions on the measures referred to in Article 8( 1)( b), which shall be implemented in accordance with the national law of the Contracting Parties.
Art.11.2 2. The Commission may stipulate that these decisions
Art.11.2.a (a) shall be applied by the Contracting Parties on the basis of a timetable;
Art.11.2.b (b) shall be implemented in a coordinated manner.
Art.11.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall report regularly to the Commission on:
Art.11.3.a (a) the legislative, regulatory and other measures they have taken with a view to implementing the provisions of this Convention and on the basis of the Commission's decisions;
Art.11.3.b (b) the results of the measures implemented in accordance with subparagraph (a);
Art.11.3.c (c) problems arising in the implementation of the measures referred to in subparagraph (a).
Art.11.4 4. If a Contracting Party cannot implement the Commission's decisions, in full or in part, it shall report this within a specific time limit set by the Commission on a case-by-case basis and shall give its reasons. Each delegation may submit a request for consultation, to which a response must be given within two months. On the basis of the reports from the Contracting Parties or of consultations, the Commission may decide that measures will be taken to assist the implementation of the decisions.
Art.11.5 5. The Commission shall keep a list of its decisions addressed to the Contracting Parties. The Contracting Parties shall add to the list annually with updates on the progress made in implementing the Commission's decisions, at the latest two months before the Plenary Session of the Commission.
Art.12 Article 12 Secretariat of the Commission
Art.12.1 1. The Commission shall have a permanent secretariat, which shall carry out the tasks entrusted to it by the Commission and be headed by an executive secretary.
Art.12.2 2. The Contracting Parties shall decide on the headquarters of the secretariat.
Art.12.3 3. The Commission shall appoint the executive secretary
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.