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184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Art.7 Article 7
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Art.7.1x Any dispute arising between the USSR Ministry, the Norwegian Ministry and the Finnish Ministry concerning the application of this Agreement shall be settled by a Mixed Commission composed of two members appointed by the USSR Ministry, two members appointed by the Norwegian Ministry and two members appointed by the Finnish Ministry. If agreement is not reached in the Mixed Commission, the dispute shall be settled by the Government of the USSR, the Government of Norway and the Government of Finland through the diplomatic channel.
2597 Convention Respecting Measures For The Preservation And Protection Of The Fur Seals In The North Pacific Ocean Art.11 Article 11
2597 Convention Respecting Measures For The Preservation And Protection Of The Fur Seals In The North Pacific Ocean Art.11.1x The United States further agrees to pay the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to Great Britain and the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to Japan when this Convention goes into effect, as an advance payment in each case in lieu of such number of fur-seal skins to which Great Britain and Japan respectively would be entitled under the provisions of this Convention as would be equivalent in each case to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) reckoned at their market value at London at the date of their delivery before dressing and curing and less cost of transportation from the Pribilof Islands, such market value in case of dispute to be determined by an umpire to be agreed upon by the United States and Great Britain, or by the United States and Japan, as the case may be, which skins shall be retained by the United States in satisfaction of such payments.
2597 Convention Respecting Measures For The Preservation And Protection Of The Fur Seals In The North Pacific Ocean Art.11.2x The United States further agrees that the British and Japanese share respectively of the sealskins taken from the American herd under the terms of this Convention shall be not less than one thousand (1,000) each in any year even if such number is more than fifteen percent (15%) of the number to which the authorised killing is restricted in such year, unless the killing of seals in such year or years shall have been absolutely prohibited by the United States for all purposes except to supply food, clothing, and boat skins for the natives on the islands, in which case the United States agrees to pay to Great Britain and to Japan each the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) annually in lieu of any share of skins during the years when no killing is allowed; and Great Britain agrees, and Japan agrees, that after deducting the skins of their respective shares, which are to be retained by the United States as above provided to reimburse itself for the advance payment aforesaid, the United States shall be entitled to reimburse itself for any annual payments made as herein required, by retaining an additional number of sealskins from the British and Japanese shares respectively over and above the specified minimum allowance of one thousand (1,000) skins in any subsequent year or years when killing is again resumed, until the whole number of skins retained shall equal, reckoned at their market value determined as above provided for, the entire amount so paid, with interest at the rate of four percent (4%) per annum.
2597 Convention Respecting Measures For The Preservation And Protection Of The Fur Seals In The North Pacific Ocean Art.11.3x If, however, the total number of seals frequenting the United States islands in any year falls below one hundred thousand (100,000), enumerated by official count, then all killing, excepting the inconsiderable supply necessary for the support of the natives as above noted, may be suspended without allowance of skins or payment of money equivalent until the number of such seals again exceeds one hundred thousand (100,000), enumerated in like manner.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.9 Article 9 Settlement of Disputes
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.9.1 1. If there should arise between the High Contracting Parties a dispute of any kind relating to the interpretation or application of the present Convention, and if such dispute cannot be satisfactorily settled by diplomacy, it shall be settled in accordance with any applicable agreements in force between the Parties providing for the settlement of international disputes.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.9.2 2. In case there is no such agreement in force between the Parties, the dispute shall be referred to arbitration or judicial settlement. In the absence of agreement on the choice of another tribunal, the dispute shall, at the request of any one of the Parties, be referred to the Permanent Court of International Justice if all the Parties to the dispute are Parties to the Protocol[1] of December 16th, 1920, relating to the Statute of that Court and, if any of the Parties to the dispute is not a Party to the Protocol of December 16th, 1920, to an arbitral tribunal constituted in accordance with the Hague Convention [2] of October 18th, 1907, for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.16 Article XVI Legal Status
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.16.1 1. The Organization shall have the capacity of a legal person to perform any legal act appropriate to its purpose which is not beyond the powers granted to it by this Constitution.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.16.2 2. Each Member Nation and Associate Member undertakes, insofar as it may be possible under its constitutional procedure, to accord to the Organization all the immunities and facilities which it accords to diplomatic missions, including inviolability of premises and archives, immunity from suit and exemptions from taxation.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.16.3 3. The Conference shall make provision for the determination by an administrative tribunal of disputes relating to the conditions and terms of appointment of members of the staff.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.17 Article XVII Interpretation of the Constitution and Settlement of Legal Questions
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.17.1 1. Any question or dispute concerning the interpretation of this Constitution, if not settled by the Conference, shall be referred to the International Court of Justice in conformity with the Statute of the Court or to such other body as the Conference may determine.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.17.2 2. Any request by the Organization to the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on legal questions arising within the scope of its activities shall be in accordance with any agreement between the Organization and the United Nations.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.17.3 3. The reference of any question or dispute under this Article, or any request for an advisory opinion, shall be subject to procedures to be prescribed by the Conference.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.7 Article VII
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.7.1x If there be any dispute regarding the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement, or regarding action taken by any Contracting Government under this Agreement, and such dispute cannot be resolved by the Committee, the Government or Governments concerned may request the Director-General of the Organization to appoint a committee of experts to consider such dispute.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10 Article 10
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10.1 1. The special commission shall, in disputes arising under Article 7, apply the criteria listed in paragraph 2 of that Article. In disputes under Articles 4, 5, 6 and 8 the commission shall apply the following criteria, according to the issues involved in the dispute:
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10.1.a (a) Common to the determination of disputes arising under Article 4, 5 and 6 are the requirements:
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10.1.a.i (i) That scientific findings demonstrate the necessity of conservation measures;
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10.1.a.ii (ii) That the specific measures are based on scientific findings and are practicable; and
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10.1.a.iii (iii) That the measures do not discriminate, in form or in fact, against fishermen of other States.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10.1.b (b) Applicable to the determination of disputes arising under Article 8 is the requirement that scientific findings demonstrate the necessity for conservation measures, or that the conservation program is adequate, as the case may be.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.10.2 2. The special commission may decide that pending its award the measures in dispute shall not be applied, provided that, in the case of disputes under Article 7, the measures shall only be suspended when it is apparent to the commission on the basis of prima facie evidence that the need for the urgent application of such measures does not exist.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.11 Article 11
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.11.1x The decisions of the special commission shall be binding on the States concerned and the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 94 of the Charter of the United Nations shall be applicable to those decisions. If the decisions are accompanied by any recommendations, they shall receive the greatest possible consideration.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.12 Article 12
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.12.1 1. If the factual basis of the award of the special commission is altered by substantial changes in the conditions of the stock or stocks of fish or other living marine resources or in methods of fishing, any of the States concerned may request the other States to enter into negotiations with a view to prescribing by agreement the necessary modifications in the measures of conservation.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.12.2 2. If no agreement is reached within a reasonable period of time, any of the States concerned may again resort to the procedure contemplated by Article 9 provided that at least two years have elapsed from the original award.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.6 Article 6
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.6.1 1. A coastal State has a special interest in the maintenance of the productivity of the living resources in any area of the high seas adjacent to its territorial sea.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.6.2 2. A coastal State is entitled to take part on an equal footing in any system of research and regulation for purposes of conservation of the living resources of the high seas in that area, even though its nationals do not carry on fishing there.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.6.3 3. A State whose nationals are engaged in fishing in any area of the high seas adjacent to the territorial sea of a coastal State shall, at the request of that coastal State, enter into negotiations with a view to prescribing by agreement the measures necessary for the conservation of the living resources of the high seas in that area.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.6.4 4. A State whose nationals are engaged in fishing in any area of the high seas adjacent to the territorial sea of a coastal State shall not enforce conservation measures in that area which are opposed to those which have been adopted by the coastal State, but may enter into negotiations with the coastal State with a view to prescribing by agreement the measures necessary for the conservation of the living resources of the high seas in that area.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.6.5 5. If the States concerned do not reach agreement with respect to conservation measures within twelve months, any of the parties may initiate the procedure contemplated by Article 9.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9 Article 9
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9.1 1. Any dispute which may arise between States under Articles 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 shall, at the request of any of the parties, be submitted for settlement to a special commission of five members, unless the parties agree to seek a solution by another method of peaceful settlement, as provided for in Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9.2 2. The members of the commission, one of whom shall be designated as chairman, shall be named by agreement between the States in dispute within three months of the request for settlement in accordance with the provisions of this Article. Failing agreement they shall, upon the request of any State party, be named by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, within a further three-month period, in consultation with the States in dispute and with the President of the International Court of Justice and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, from amongst well-qualified persons being nationals of States not involved in the dispute and specializing in legal, administrative or scientific questions relating to fisheries, depending upon the nature of the dispute to be settled. Any vacancy arising after the original appointment shall be filled in the same manner as provided for the initial selection.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9.3 3. Any State party to proceedings under these Articles shall have the right to name one of its nationals to the special commission, with the right to participate fully in the proceedings on the same footing as a member of the commission but without the right to vote or to take part in the writing of the commission's decision.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9.4 4. The commission shall determine its own procedure, assuring each party to the proceedings a full opportunity to he heard and to present its case. It shall also determine how the costs and expenses shall be divided between the parties to the dispute, failing agreement by the parties on this matter.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9.5 5. The special commission shall render its decision within a period of five months from the time it is appointed unless it decides, in case of necessity, to extend the time limit for a period not exceeding three months.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9.6 6. The special commission shall, in reaching its decisions, adhere to these Articles and to any special agreements between the disputing parties regarding settlement of the dispute.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.9.7 7. Decisions of the commission shall be by majority vote.
2687 Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.15 ARTICLE XV: Interpretation and Settlement of Disputes
2687 Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.15.1x Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, if not settled by the Commission, shall be referred to a committee composed of one member appointed by each of the parties to the dispute, and in addition an independent chairman chosen by the members of the committee. The recommendations of such a committee, while not binding in character, shall become the basis for renewed consideration by the parties concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose. If as the result of this procedure the dispute is not settled, it shall be referred to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the Statute of the Court, unless the parties to the dispute agree to another method of settlement.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.11 Article XI
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.11.1 1. If any dispute arises between two or more of the Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the present Treaty, those Contracting Parties shall consult among themselves with a view to having the dispute resolved by negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement or other peaceful means of their own choice.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.11.2 2. Any dispute of this character not so resolved shall, with the consent, in each case, of all parties to the dispute, be referred to the International Court of Justice for settlement; but failure to reach agreement on reference to the International Court shall not absolve parties to the dispute from the responsibility of continuing to seek to resolve it by any of the various peaceful means referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.8 Article VIII
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.8.1 1. In order to facilitate the exercise of their functions under the present Treaty, and without prejudice to the respective positions of the Contracting Parties relating to jurisdiction over all other persons in Antarctica, observers designated under paragraph 1 of Article VII and scientific personnel exchanged under sub-paragraph 1(b) of Article III of the Treaty, and members of the staffs accompanying any such persons, shall be subject only to the jurisdiction of the Contracting Party of which they are nationals in respect of all acts or omissions occurring while they are in Antarctica for the purpose of exercising their functions.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.8.2 2. Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article, and pending the adoption of measures in pursuance of subparagraph 1(e) of Article IX, the Contracting Parties concerned in any case of dispute with regard to the exercise of jurisdiction in Antarctica shall immediately consult together with a view to reaching a mutually acceptable solution.
2728 Nordic Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement In Connection With Radiation Accidents Art.9 ARTICLE IX: Settlement of Disputes
2728 Nordic Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement In Connection With Radiation Accidents Art.9.1x Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement which is not settled by negotiation shall, at the request of any party to the dispute, be settled by arbitration, or, if the parties do not agree upon the constitution of an arbitral tribunal within three months after the request for arbitration was made, by the International Court of Justice.
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Art.7 Article 7
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Art.7.1x Any dispute that may arise between the riparian States regarding the interpretation or application of the present Act shall be amicably settled by direct agreement between them or through the Inter-Governmental Organisation referred to in Articles 5 and 6 above.
2729 Act Regarding Navigation And Economic Cooperation Between The States Of The Niger Basin Art.7.2x Failing such settlement, the dispute shall be decided by arbitration, in particular by the Commission of Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration of the Organisation of African Unity, or by judicial settlement by the International Court of Justice.
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.17 ARTICLE XVII
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.17.1x Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which is not settled by negotiation or by the good offices of the Directing Committee shall, at the request of one of the parties to the dispute, be referred to an arbitrator designated by the President of the International Court of Justice.
2758 Convention On The Conduct Of Fishing Operations In The North Atlantic Art.7 Article 7
2758 Convention On The Conduct Of Fishing Operations In The North Atlantic Art.7.1 (1) In any dispute that arises between the nationals of different Contracting Parties concerning damaged gear or damage to vessels resulting from entanglement of gear, the following procedure will apply in the absence of agreement among the Contracting Parties concerning the resolution of such disputes:
2758 Convention On The Conduct Of Fishing Operations In The North Atlantic Art.7.1.ax At the request of the Contracting Party of a complainant each Contracting Party concerned will appoint a review board or other appropriate authority for handling the claim. These boards or other authorities will examine the facts and endeavour to bring about a settlement.
2758 Convention On The Conduct Of Fishing Operations In The North Atlantic Art.7.2 (2) These arrangements are without prejudice to the rights of complainants to prosecute their claims by way of ordinary legal procedure.
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Art.10 Article X
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Art.10.1x Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be resolved by the Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Health Commission shall be referred to the Commission of Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration of the OAU.
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Conc.1 In Faith Whereof, We the Heads of African State and Government have approved this Convention.
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Conc.2 Done at Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the 13th day
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Art.20 Article 20
2768 Agreement For The Establishment For Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land Art.20.1x The Council of the Arab League shall decide in any dispute which may arise about the application or the interpretation of this agreement on the request of any party to the dispute or the request of the head of the Administrative Council.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.14 Article XVIII Settlement of Disputes
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.14.1x Any dispute between the Contracting States relating to the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be settled by negotiation, shall at the request of any party be submitted to the Commission of Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration of the Organization of African Unity.
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Art.9 Article IX
2772 Agreement On Administrative Arrangements For The Prek Thnot (Cambodia) Power And Irrigation Development Project Art.9.1x Settlement of disputes arising out of the interpretation of this Agreement between the Government and a Cooperating Member or members shall first be sought through diplomatic channels. If an agreed settlement is not reached between the Parties, either Party may request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to lend his good offices for the purpose of solving the disputes.
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Art.47 Article 47 (FN: Text amended according to the provisions of the Additional Protocol (ETS No. 103) which entered into force on 7 November 1989.)
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Art.47.1 1. In case of a dispute regarding the interpretation or the application of the provisions of this Convention, the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties concerned shall consult with each other. Each Contracting Party shall communicate to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe the names and addresses of their competent authorities.
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Art.47.2 2. If the dispute has not been settled by this means, it shall, at the request of one or other of the parties to the dispute, be referred to arbitration. Each party shall nominate an arbitrator and the two arbitrators shall nominate a referee. If one of the two parties to the dispute has not nominated its arbitrator within the three months following the request for arbitration, he shall be nominated at the request of the other party to the dispute by the President of the European Court of Human Rights. If the latter should be a national of one of the parties to the dispute, this duty shall be carried out by the Vice-President of the Court or, if the Vice-President is a national of one of the parties to the dispute, by the most senior judge of the Court not being a national of one of the parties to the dispute. The same procedure shall be observed if the arbitrators cannot agree on the choice of referee.
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Art.47.2.ax In the event of a dispute between two Contracting Parties one of which is a member State of the European Economic Community, the latter itself being a Contracting Party, the other Contracting Party shall address the request for arbitration both to the member State and to the Community, which jointly shall notify it, within three months of receipt of the request, whether the member State or the Community, or the member State and the Community jointly, shall be party to the dispute. In the absence of such notification within the said time limit, the member State and the Community shall be considered as being one and the same party to the dispute for the purposes of the application of the of the provisions governing the constitution and procedure of the arbitration tribunal. The same shall apply when the member State and the Community jointly present themselves as party to the dispute.
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Art.47.3 3. The arbitration tribunal shall lay down its own procedure. Its decisions shall be taken by majority vote. Its award which shall be based on this Convention shall be final.
2773 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals During International Transport Chapt.8 Chapter VIII – Final provisions
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Art.8 Article VIII
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Art.8.1 1. Any controversy between the Parties as to whether measures taken under Article I were in contravention of the provisions of the present Convention, to whether compensation is obliged to be paid under Article VI, and to the amount of such compensation shall, if settlement by negotiation between the Parties involved or between the Party which took the measures and the physical or corporate claimants has not been possible, and if the Parties do not otherwise agree, be submitted upon request of any of the Parties concerned to conciliation or, if conciliation does not succeed, to arbitration, as set out in the Annex to the present Convention.
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Art.8.2 2. The Party which took the measures shall not be entitled to refuse a request for conciliation or arbitration under provisions of the preceding paragraph solely on the grounds that any remedies under municipal law in its own courts have not been exhausted.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3 ARTICLE III
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.1 1. It shall be the duty of Observers to carry out surveillance at the land stations or groups of land stations in order to verify the observance of the provisions of the Convention. Observers shall at all times be responsible to the Commission and shall neither seek nor receive instructions from any authority other than the Commission.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.2 2. Participating Governments receiving Observers shall accord them the status of senior officials and shall take appropriate measures to ensure the security, welfare, freedom and dignity of the Observers and any accompanying interpreters. In particular Participating Governments shall ensure suitable accommodation and medical care.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.3 3. The Observers shall not be vested with any administrative power in regard to the activities of the land station or group of land stations to which they are appointed, and shall have no authority to interfere in any way with those activites.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.4 4. Observers shall be enabled to observe freely the operations of the land station or group of land stations to which they are appointed, and shall be accorded the necessary facilities for carrying out their duties. In particular Observers shall be permitted to ascertain the species, size, sex and number of whales taken.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.5 5. All reports required to be made, and all records and data required to be kept or supplied in accordance with the Schedule to the Convention, shall be freely and immediately available to the Observers for examination, and they shall be given all necessary explanations concerning such reports, records and data.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.6 6. The manager, senior officials, or national inspectors, at any of the land stations or group of land stations where Observers are on duty, shall supply any information that is necessary for the discharge of the functions of the Observers.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.7 7. When there is reasonable ground to believe that an infraction of the provisions of the Convention has taken place, it shall be brought in writing to the immediate notice both of the manager of the land station and of the senior national inspector by an Observer, who shall, if he deems it sufficiently serious, at once inform the Secretary of the Commission of the said infraction together with the explanation or comments of the manager of the land station and the senior national inspector.
2806 Agreement Between The Government Of Canada, The Government Of The Republic Of Iceland And The Government Of The Kingdom Of Norway Concerning An International Observer Scheme For Land-Based Whaling Stations In The North Atlantic Area Art.3.8 8. An Observer shall draw up a report covering his observations including possible infractions of the provisions of the Convention and the Schedule which have taken place during the season, and shall submit it both to the manager of the land station and to the senior national inspector for information and such explanations and comments as they may wish to make. All such explanations and comments shall be attached to the Observer's report, which shall be transmitted to the Secretary of the Commission as soon as possible.
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Art.6 ARTICLE VI
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Art.6.1 (1) Any State Party to this Convention which finds that any other State Party is acting in breach of obligations deriving from the provisions of the Convention may lodge a complaint with the Security Council of the United Nations. Such a complaint should include all possible evidence confirming its validity, as well as a request for its consideration by the Security Council.
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Art.6.2 (2) Each State Party to this Convention undertakes to cooperate in carrying out any investigation which the Security Council may initiate, in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, on the basis of the complaint received by the Council. The Security Council shall inform the States Parties to the Convention of the results of the investigation.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.18 Article XVIII
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.18.1 1. Any dispute which may arise between two or more Parties with respect to the interpretation or application of the provisions of the present Convention shall be subject to negotiation between the Parties involved in the dispute.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.18.2 2. If the dispute can not be resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, the Parties may, by mutual consent, submit the dispute to arbitration, in particular that of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, and the Parties submitting the dispute shall be bound by the arbitral decision.
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.17 ARTICLE XVII
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.17.1 1. This Convention shall be subject to ratification or approval by the Signatory States. Instruments of ratification or instruments of approval shall be deposited with the Government of the Polish People's Republic which shall perform the functions of the Depositary Government.
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.17.2 2. This Convention shall be open for accession to any State interested in the preservation and rational exploitation of living resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts, or to any intergovernmental economic integration organization to which the competence in the matters regulated by this Convention has been transferred by its Member States, provided that this state or organization is invited by the Contracting States.
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.17.3 3. Any reference to "Contracting State" in this Convention shall apply mutatis mutandis to the organizations mentioned under the previous paragraph and which have become Parties of this Convention.
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.17.4 4. In case of conflict between the obligations of an organization mentioned in paragraph 2 under this Convention and its obligations arising under the terms of the agreement establishing such an organization or any acts relating to it, the obligations under this Convention shall prevail.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.15 XV DISPUTES
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.15.1x Any disputes between the parties involving other than AEC, concerning the application or interpretation of this Agreement, that are not satisfactorily settled through consultation, shall be submitted to Swedish court or, if so requested by one of the parties concerned, be referred for final settlement by arbitration in Stockholm according to the Swedish Act on arbitrators. With regard to any such dispute to which AEC is a party that are not satisfactorily settled through consultation, such disputes shall be decided by a court rather than by arbitration.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.15.2x This Agreement has been signed in nine copies, one for each party.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.15.3x [ED: Signatures omitted]
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.15.4x 1975 For COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE FRANCE 1975 For ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE FRANCE 1975 For GESELLSCHAFT FÜR KERNENERGIEVERWERTUNG IN SCHIFFBATUND SCHIFFAHRT MBH FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY For JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE JAPAN 1975 For UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (FORMER UNITED STATES ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION) USA For ATOMENERGIKOMMISSIONEN DENMARK 1975 For THE MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY FINLAND 1975 For INSTITUTT FOR ATOMENERGI NORWAY For AKTIEBOLAGET ATOMENERGI SWEDEN
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.22 Article 22
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.22.1 1. In case of a dispute between Contracting Parties as to the interpretation or application of this Convention or the Protocols, they shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation or any other peaceful means of their own choice.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.22.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute through the means mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the dispute shall upon common agreement be submitted to arbitration under the conditions laid down in Annex A to this Convention.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.22.3 3. Nevertheless, the Contracting Parties may at any time declare that they recognize as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other Party accepting the same obligation, the application of the arbitration procedure in conformity with the provisions of Annex A. Such declaration shall be notified in writing to the Depositary, who shall communicate it to the other Parties.
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Art.10 Article 10
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Art.10.1x The Standing Committee shall use its best endeavours to facilitate a friendly settlement of any difficulty which may arise between Contracting Parties concerning the implementation of this Convention.
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10 Article 10
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10.1 1. If any difficulties should result from the application of Article 9, and a period of six months has gone by since such difficulties were noted by the International Commission, the latter, in order to present a report to the Governments, may call upon the services of an independent expert at the request of a Contracting Party.
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10.2 2. The expenses relating to the inquiry, including the expert's fee, shall be divided among the Contracting Parties mentioned below, as follows:
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10.2.ax Federal Republic of Germany two sevenths (2/7)
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10.2.bx French Republic two sevenths (2/7)
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10.2.cx Kingdom of the Netherlands two sevenths (2/7)
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10.2.dx Swiss Confederation one seventh (1/7)
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.10.2.ex The International Commission may, in certain cases, establish a different method for dividing the expenses.
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.13 Article 13
2857 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides Art.13.1x Any dispute between the Contracting Parties regarding the interpretation or application of the present Convention that cannot be settled by negotiation shall, except when the Parties to the dispute decide otherwise, be subject, at the request of one of them, to arbitration in accordance with the provisions of Annex B . The latter, as well as Annexes A, I, and II, shall form an integral part of this Convention.
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Art.15 Article 15
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Art.15.1x Any dispute between the Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Convention which cannot be settled by negotiation shall be submitted to arbitration unless the parties to the dispute decide otherwise and at the request of one of them, in accordance with the provisions of Annex B which shall form an integral part of this Convention.
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.19 ARTICLE XIX
2883 Treaty For Amazonian Cooperation Art.19.1x Neither the signing of this Treaty nor its execution shall have any effect on any other international treaties in force between the Parties nor on any differences with regard to limits or territorial rights which may exist between the Parties nor shall the signing or implementation of this Treaty be interpreted or invoked to imply acceptance or renunciation, affirmation or modification, direct or indirect, express or tacit, of the position or interpretation that each Contracting Party may hold on these matters.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.13 Article XIII
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.13.1 1. Any dispute which may arise between two or more Parties with respect to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Convention shall be subject to negotiation between the Parties involved in the dispute.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.13.2 2. If the dispute cannot be resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, the Parties may, by mutual consent, submit the dispute to arbitration, in particular that of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, and the Parties submitting the dispute shall be bound by the arbitral decision.
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.13 Article 13
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.13.1x If a dispute arises between two or more Contracting Parties to the present Convention as to the interpretation or application of the Convention, they shall seek a solution by negotiation or by any other method of dispute settlement acceptable to the parties to the dispute.
2905 International Plant Protection Convention (1979 Revised Text) Art.9 ARTICLE IX Settlement of disputes
2905 International Plant Protection Convention (1979 Revised Text) Art.9.1 1. If there is any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, or if a contracting party considers that any action by another contracting party is in conflict with the obligations of the latter under Articles V and VI of this Convention, especially regarding the basis of prohibiting or restricting the imports of plants or plant products coming from its territories, the government or governments concerned may request the Director-General of FAO to appoint a committee to consider the question in dispute.
2905 International Plant Protection Convention (1979 Revised Text) Art.9.2 2. The Director-General of FAO shall thereupon, after consultation with the governments concerned, appoint a committee of experts which shall include representatives of those governments. This committee shall consider the question in dispute, taking into account all documents and other forms of evidence submitted by the governments concerned. This committee shall submit a report to the Director-General of FAO, who shall transmit it to the governments concerned and to the governments of other contracting parties.
2905 International Plant Protection Convention (1979 Revised Text) Art.9.3 3. The contracting parties agree that the recommendations of such a committee, while not binding in character, will become the basis for renewed consideration by the governments concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose.
2905 International Plant Protection Convention (1979 Revised Text) Art.9.4 4. The governments concerned shall share equally the expenses of the experts.
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.17 Article 17
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.17.1 1. In the event of a dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, such States Parties shall consult with a view to the settlement of the dispute by negotiation, or by any other peaceful means of settling disputes acceptable to all parties to the dispute.
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.17.2 2. Any dispute of this character which cannot be settled in the manner prescribed in paragraph 1 shall, at the request of any party to such dispute, be submitted to arbitration or referred to the International Court of Justice for decision. Where a dispute is submitted to arbitration, if, within six months from the date of the request, the parties to the dispute are unable to agree on the organization of the arbitration, a party may request the President of the International Court of Justice or the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint one or more arbitrators. In case of conflicting requests by the parties to the dispute, the request to the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall have priority.
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.17.3 3. Each State Party may at the time of signature, ratification, acceptance or approval of this Convention or accession thereto declare that it does not consider itself bound by either or both of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in paragraph 2. The other States Parties shall not be bound by a dispute settlement procedure provided for in paragraph 2, with respect to a State Party which has made a reservation to that procedure.
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.17.4 4. Any State Party which has made a reservation in accordance with paragraph 3 may at any time withdraw that reservation by notification to the depositary.
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Art.15 Article 15 PROCEDURE FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Art.15.1x Any dispute that may arise among the member States over the interpretation and/or implementation of this Convention shall be amicably settled through direct negotiation. In the event of failure to settle such disputes, the matter shall be referred to the Summit by a party to such disputes and the decision on the same shall be final.
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Sect.6 Chapter VI OTHER PROVISIONS
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.24 Article 24 SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.24.1 1. In case of a dispute between Contracting Parties as to the interpretation or application of this Convention or its related protocols, they shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation or any other peaceful means of their own choice.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.24.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute through the means mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the dispute shall be submitted to arbitration under conditions to be adopted by the Contracting Parties in an annex to this Convention.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18 Article XVIII DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x The Council shall have the duties and functions necessary to achieve the objectives of this Convention and its protocols, and in particular:
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.a (a) To adopt its internal regulations;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.b (b) To keep under review the implementation of the Convention and its protocols, and the action plan adopted for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and its protocols;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.c (c) To make recommendations regarding the adoption of any additional protocols or any amendments to the Convention or to its protocols;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.d (d) To adopt, review and amend, as required, the annexes to this Convention and to its protocols;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.e (e) To adopt and conclude agreements with States or with organizations with similar purposes or interests within the aims of this Convention and for the achievement of its purposes and which the Council deems necessary for the discharge of its duties;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.f (f) To review and evaluate the state of the marine environment and coastal areas on the basis of reports provided by the Contracting Parties, or by the international organizations concerned;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.g (g) To establish subsidiary bodies and ad hoc working groups, as required, to consider any matters related to this Convention and its protocols or related to the annexes of this Convention and its protocols or related to the action plan;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.h (h) To consider reports submitted by the Contracting Parties and reports prepared by the General Secretariat on questions relating to the Convention and to matters relevant to the administration of the Organization and to decide upon them;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.i (i) To endeavour to settle any differences or disputes between the Contracting Parties as to the interpretation or implementation of this Convention or its protocols or annexes;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.j (j) To appoint the Secretary General;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.k (k) To adopt and issue its rules of procedure, administrative and financial regulations guided by the constitution and regulations of ALECSO. The Council may adopt or amend any other regulations necessary for the discharge of its duties;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.l (l) To adopt the financial rules which determine, in particular, the contributions of the Contracting Parties;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.m (m) To adopt the financial budget of the Organization;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.n (n) To adopt the projects and budgets for the Organization activities;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.o (o) To approve a report on the work and activities of the Organization to be submitted for information to the ALECSO General Conference;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.p (p) To define and develop relations between the Organization and Arab organizations or bodies;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.q (q) To perform any additional functions necessary for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and its protocols or which the Council deems necessary for the discharge of its duties.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.24 Article XXIV SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.24.1 1. In case of a dispute as to the interpretation or application of this Convention, its protocols or its annexes, the Contracting Parties concerned shall seek a settlement of the dispute through amicable means.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.24.2 2. If the Contracting Parties concerned cannot settle the dispute, the matter shall be referred to the Council for its consideration.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.24.3 3. If the Council does not reach a settlement of the dispute, it shall be submitted to the Committee for the Settlement of Disputes referred to in paragraph 2(c) of article XVI of this Convention.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.38 Article 38 - DISPUTES
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.38.1x Disputes relating to the application and interpretation of this Agreement which are not settled by the Members concerned shall at the request of any party to the conflict be referred to the Conciliation Commission appointed for this purpose and comprising delegates of the member countries chosen by the parties to the dispute.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.38.2x In the event that the dispute is not settled via the proceedings of the Conciliation Commission, the provisions of international law for the peaceful settlement of disputes shall be applied until a solution acceptable to the parties is found.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.29 Article 29
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.29.1x Any complaint that a member has failed to fulfil its obligations under this Agreement and any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement shall be referred to the Council for decision. Decisions of the Council on these matters shall be final and binding.
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.10 Paragraph 10
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.10.1x 10. The Parties shall settle any dispute arising from the interpretation or application of this Agreement by appropriate means. The Parties to the dispute shall consider the possibility of recourse to binding arbitration and, if they agree, shall have recourse to it.
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.14 Paragraph 14
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.14.1 14. (1) A Party may denounce this Agreement by written notice to all other Parties, subject to the provisions of paragraph 6. Such denunciation shall become effective 180 days-from the date of the latest receipt of such notice.
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.14.2 (2) A Party may, for good cause related to the implementation of this Agreement, after consultation, serve written notice on another Party that, from a date not less than 90 days thereafter it will cease to give effect to paragraph 1 of this Agreement in respect of such other Party. The rights and obligations of these two Parties towards the other Parties remain unaffected by such notice.
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.14.3 (3) Subsequent to such notice referred to in subparagraphs (1) and (2) , the Parties concerned shall seek, to the extent-possible, to mitigate adverse effects resulting therefrom.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11 Article 11: Settlement of disputes
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.1 1. In the event of a dispute between Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the parties concerned shall seek solution by negotiation.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.2 2. If the parties concerned cannot reach agreement by negotiation, they may jointly seek the good offices of, or request mediation by, a third party.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.3 3. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, or at any time thereafter, a State or regional economic integration organization may declare in writing to the Depositary that for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 above, it accepts one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory:
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.3.a (a) Arbitration in accordance with procedures to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its first ordinary meeting;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.3.b (b) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.4 4. If the parties have not, in accordance with paragraph 3 above, accepted the same or any procedure, the dispute shall be submitted to conciliation in accordance with paragraph 5 below unless the parties otherwise agree.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.5 5. A conciliation commission shall be created upon the request of one of the parties to the dispute. The commission shall be composed of an equal number of members appointed by each party concerned and a chairman chosen jointly by the members appointed by each party. The commission shall render a final and recommendatory award, which the parties shall consider in good faith.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.11.6 6. The provisions of this Article shall apply with respect to any protocol except as provided in the protocol concerned.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.30 ARTICLE 30
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.30.1x Any dispute between the Contracting Parties arising out of the interpretation of implementation of this Agreement shall be settled amicably by consultation r negotiation.
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.11 Article 11
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.11.1 1. In the event of a dispute between States Parties, or between a State Party and the Agency, concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the parties to the dispute shall consult with a view to the settlement of the dispute by negotiation or by any other peaceful means of settling disputes acceptable to them.
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.11.2 2. If a dispute of this character between States Parties cannot be settled within one year from the request for consultation pursuant to paragraph 1, it shall, at the request of any party to such a dispute, be submitted to arbitration or referred to the International Court of Justice for decision. Where a dispute is submitted to arbitration, if, within six months from the date of the request, the parties to the dispute are unable to agree on the organization of the arbitration, a party may request the President of the International Court of Justice or the Secretary- General of the United Nations to appoint one or more arbitrators. In cases of conflicting requests by the parties to the dispute, the request to the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall have priority.
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.11.3 3. When signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, a State may declare that it does not consider itself bound by either or both of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in paragraph 2. The other States Parties shall not be bound by a dispute settlement procedure provided for in paragraph 2 with respect to a State Party for which such a declaration is in force.
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.11.4 4. A State Party which has made a declaration in accordance with paragraph 3 may at any time withdraw it by notification to the depositary.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.13 Article 13
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.13.1 1. In the event of a dispute between States Parties, or between a State Party and the Agency, concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the parties to the dispute shall consult with a view to the settlement of the dispute by negotiation or by any other peaceful means of settling disputes acceptable to them.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.13.2 2. If a dispute of this character between States Parties cannot be settled within one year from the request for consultation pursuant to paragraph 1, it shall, at the request of any party to such dispute, be submitted to arbitration or referred to the International Court of Justice for decision. Where a dispute is submitted to arbitration, if, within six months from the date of the request, the parties to the dispute are unable to agree on the organization of the arbitration, a party may request the President of The International Court of Justice or the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint one or more arbitrators. In cases of conflicting requests by the parties to the dispute, the request to the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall have priority.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.13.3 3. When signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, a State may declare that it does not consider itself bound by either or both of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in paragraph 2. The other States Parties shall not be bound by a dispute settlement procedure provided for in paragraph 2 with respect to a State Party for which such a declaration is in force.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.13.4 4. A State Party which has made a declaration in accordance with paragraph 3 may at any time withdraw it by notification to the depositary.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.26 Article 26
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.26.1 1. In case of a dispute between Parties as to the interpretation or application of this Convention or its Protocols, they shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation or any other peaceful means of their own choice. If the Parties concerned cannot reach agreement, they should seek the good offices of, or jointly request mediation by, a third Party.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.26.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute through the means mentioned in paragraph 1, the dispute shall, upon common agreement except as may be otherwise provided in any Protocol to this Convention, be submitted to arbitration under conditions laid down in the Annex on Arbitration to this Convention. However, failure to reach common agreement on submission of the dispute to arbitration shall not absolve the Parties from the responsibility of continuing to seek to resolve it by means referred to in paragraph 1.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.26.3 3. A Party may at any time declare that it recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other Party accepting the same obligation, the application of the arbitration procedure set out in the Annex on Arbitration. Such declaration shall be notified in writing to the Depositary who shall promptly communicate it to the other Parties.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.3 Article 3
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.3.1x Any Party may add areas under its jurisdiction within the Pacific Ocean between the Tropic of Cancer and 60 degrees South latitude and between 130 degrees East longitude and 120 degrees West longitude to the Convention Area. Such addition shall be notified to the Depositary who shall promptly notify the other Parties and the Organisation. Such areas shall be incorporated within the Convention Area ninety days after notification to the Parties by the Depositary provided there has been no objection to the proposal to add new areas by any Party affected by that proposal. If there is any such objection the Parties concerned will consult with a view to resolving the matter.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.19 Article 19
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.19.1x Any Party which has reason to believe that another Party is acting or has acted in breach of its obligations under this Convention may inform the Secretariat thereof, and in such an event, shall simultaneously and immediately inform, directly or through the Secretariat, the Party against whom the allegations are made. All relevant information should be submitted by the Secretariat to the Parties.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.20 Article 20
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.20.1 1. In case of a dispute between Parties as to the interpretation or application of, or compliance with, this Convention or any protocol thereto, they shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation or any other peaceful means of their own choice.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.20.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute through the means mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the dispute, if the Parties to the dispute agree, shall be submitted to the International Court of Justice or to arbitration under the conditions set out in Annex VI on Arbitration. However, failure to reach common agreement on submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice or to arbitration shall not absolve the Parties from the responsibility of continuing to seek to resolve it by the means referred to in paragraph 1.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.20.3 3. When ratifying, accepting, approving, formally confirming or acceding to this Convention, or at any time thereafter, a State or political and/or economic integration organization may declare that it recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.20.3.a (a) submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice; and/or
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.20.3.b (b) arbitration in accordance with the procedures set out in Annex VI.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.20.3.cx Such declaration shall be notified in writing to the Secretariat which shall communicate it to the Parties.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21 Article 21 Enforcement
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.1 1. The Executive Secretary shall promptly inform each State Party hereto, of the names of the vessels to which fishing access record forms have been issued, as well as the seas within 200 miles of the coastlines of coastal States Parties in which said permits are valid.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.2 2. Each coastal member State shall enforce the application measures set out in the present Agreement, in the seas adjacent to and within 200 miles of its coastline, according to its own domestic laws.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.3 3. Supervision and control of any vessel within the present Agreement's area of application and corresponding to the high seas, shall be the responsibility of the State under whose flag the vessel operates.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.4 4. When carrying out supervisory responsibilities of conservation measures with respect to vessels of another Member State, on account of violations of sea rights within 200 miles of their coastlines, the coastal state shall adopt the following measures:
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.4.a A. As soon as any enforcement or supervision measure be taken, immediately notify the State under whose flag the vessel operates, through diplomatic channels, as well as the Executive Secretary.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.4.b B. Withdraw fish, but only in ports, from the holds of vessels of other member States.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.5 5. Inspections on board shall be carried out expeditiously with a minimum of interference in fishing operations and involving the least possible risk to vessel and crew.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.21.6 6. The Member States shall adopt the necessary internal legislative measures for complying with their supervisory responsibilities under this Agreement, and shall cooperate in establishing a uniform system of sanctions and other penalties.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.22 Article 22 Sanctions
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.22.1 1. The Governing Board shall encourage member States to adopt a uniform system of sanctions and penalties for violations of the conservation measures agreed upon in this Agreement, applicable within their jurisdiction.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.22.2 2. The States Parties hereto shall in this respect apply legal measures and regulations established at domestic level for exercising their sovereign rights over the exploration, exploitation, conservation and management of species set out in Attachment (2) in the seas adjacent to and within 200 miles of coastal States pursuant to the international Law of the Seas.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.22.3 3. At the end of each year, Member States shall inform the Organization through its Secretariat of the number and nature of measures they have adopted within the Agreement's area of application.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.22.4 4. Should a vessel be detained or seized, this, together with its crew, shall be freed promptly upon compliance with each state's rulings applicable in such case.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.33 Article 33 Controversy
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.33.1 1. Any and all controversy relating to the application of the present Agreement that is not resolved among the interested member states, shall be submitted at the petition of any party to the controversy, to an ad-hoc conciliation system established for this purpose by the Governing Board.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.33.2 2. Should the controversy not be resolved through the application of said procedure, recourse may be made to any other peaceful means foreseen in international law for resolving disputes.
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Art.13 XIII. Settlement of Disputes
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Art.13.1 1. Any dispute which may arise between the Parties with respect to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement shall be subject to negotiation between the Parties involved in the dispute.
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Art.13.2 2. If the dispute cannot be resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article within six months, the procedure provided for in the European Convention for the peaceful settlement of disputes of 29 April 1957 shall be followed.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15 ARTICLE 15 Conference of the Parties
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.1 1. A Conference of the Parties, made up of Ministers having the environment as their mandate, is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the parties shall be convened by the Secretary General of the OAU not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.2 2. The Conference of the Parties to this Convention shall adopt rules of procedure for itself and for any subsidiary body it may establish, as well as financial rules to determine in particular the financial rules to determine in particular the financial participation of the Parties to this Convention.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.3 3. The Parties to this Convention at their first meeting shall consider any additional measures needed to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities with respect to the protection and the preservation of the marine and inland waters environments in the context of this Convention.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continued review and evaluation the effective implementation of this Convention, and in addition, shall:
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.a (a) promote the harmonization of appropriate policies, strategies and measures for minimizing harm to human health and the environment by hazardous wastes;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.b (b) consider and adopt amendments to this Convention and its annexes, taking into consideration, inter alia, available scientific, technical, economic and environmental information;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.c (c) consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purpose of this Convention in the light of experience gained in its operation and in the operation of the agreements and arrangements envisaged in Article 11 of this Convention;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.d (d) consider and adopt protocols as required;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.e (e) establish such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention; and
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.f (f) make decisions for the peaceful settlement of disputes arising from the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, if need be, according to international law.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.5 5. Organizations may be represented as observers at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to hazardous wastes which has informed the Secretariat, may be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.19 ARTICLE 19 Verification
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.19.1x Any Party which has reason to believe that another Party is acting or has acted in breach of its obligations under this Convention must inform the Secretariat thereof, and in such an event, shall simultaneously and immediately inform, directly or through the Secretariat, the Party against whom the allegations are made. The Secretariat shall carry out a verification of the substance of the allegation and submit a report thereof to all the Parties to this Convention.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.20 ARTICLE 20 Settlement of Disputes
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.20.1 1. In case of dispute between Parties as to the interpretation or application of, or compliance with, this Convention or any Protocol thereto, the Parties shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiations or any other peaceful means of their own choice.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.20.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute as provided in paragraph 1 of this Article, the dispute shall be submitted either to an ad hoc organ set up by the Conference for this purpose, or to the International Court of Justice.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.20.3 3. The conduct of arbitration of disputes between Parties by the ad hoc organ provided for in paragraph 2 of this Article shall be as provided in Annex V of this Convention.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.15 Article 15
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.15.1 1. If a dispute arises between two or more Parties about the interpretation or application of this Convention, they shall seek a solution by negotiation or by any other method of dispute settlement acceptable to the parties to the dispute.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.15.2 2. When signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party may declare in writing to the Depositary that for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, it accepts one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.15.2.a (a) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice;
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.15.2.b (b) Arbitration in accordance with the procedure set out in Appendix VII.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.15.3 3. If the parties to the dispute have accepted both means of dispute settlement referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, the dispute may be submitted only to the International Court of Justice, unless the parties agree otherwise.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3 Article 3
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.1 1. For a proposed activity listed in Appendix I that is likely to cause a significant adverse transboundary impact, the Party of origin shall, for the purposes of ensuring adequate and effective consultations under Article 5, notify any Party which it considers may be an affected Party as early as possible and no later than when informing its own public about that proposed activity.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.2 2. This notification shall contain, inter alia:
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.2.a (a) Information on the proposed activity, including any available information on its possible transboundary impact;
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.2.b (b) The nature of the possible decision; and
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.2.c (c) An indication of a reasonable time within which a response under paragraph 3 of this Article is required, taking into account the nature of the proposed activity; and may include the information set out in paragraph 5 of this Article.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.3 3. The affected Party shall respond to the Party of origin within the time specified in the notification, acknowledging receipt of the notification, and shall indicate whether it intends to participate in the environmental impact assessment procedure.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.4 4. If the affected Party indicates that it does not intend to participate in the environmental impact assessment procedure, or if it does not respond within the time specified in the notification, the provisions in paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 8 of this Article and in Articles 4 to 7 will not apply. In such circumstances the right of a Party of origin to determine whether to carry out an environmental impact assessment on the basis of its national law and practice is not prejudiced.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.5 5. Upon receipt of a response from the affected Party indicating its desire to participate in the environmental impact assessment procedure, the Party of origin shall, if it has not already done so, provide to the affected Party:
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.5.a (a) Relevant information regarding the environmental impact assessment procedure, including an indication of the time schedule for transmittal of comments; and
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.5.b (b) Relevant information on the proposed activity and its possible significant adverse transboundary impact.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.6 6. An affected Party shall, at the request of the Party of origin, provide the latter with reasonably obtainable information relating to the potentially affected environment under the jurisdiction of the affected Party, where such information is necessary for the preparation of the environmental impact assessment documentation. The information shall be furnished promptly and, as appropriate, through a joint body where one exists.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.7 7. When a Party considers that it would be affected by a significant adverse transboundary impact of a proposed activity listed in Appendix I, and when no notification has taken place in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, the concerned Parties shall, at the request of the affected Party, exchange sufficient information for the purposes of holding discussions on whether there is likely to be a significant adverse transboundary impact. If those Parties agree that there is likely to be a significant adverse transboundary impact, the provisions of this Convention shall apply accordingly. If those Parties cannot agree whether there is likely to be a significant adverse transboundary impact, any such Party may submit that question to an inquiry commission in accordance with the provisions of Appendix IV to advise on the likelihood of significant adverse transboundary impact, unless they agree on another method of settling this question.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.3.8 8. The concerned Parties shall ensure that the public of the affected Party in the areas likely to be affected be informed of, and be provided with possibilities for making comments or objections on, the proposed activity, and for the transmittal of these comments or objections to the competent authority of the Party of origin, either directly to this authority or, where appropriate, through the Party of origin.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.18 Article 18
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention 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.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.18.2 2. The tribunal shall be composed of three persons:
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.18.2.a (a) one person appointed by each party to the dispute;
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.18.2.b (b) an independent chairman, appointed by the Board in consultation with the Parties to the dispute.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention 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.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.18.4 4. (a) Unless the parties otherwise agree, the arbitration shall take place in a member country not party to the dispute.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention 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.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.18.5 5. The decision of the tribunal shall be final and binding upon the parties to the dispute.
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Art.9 ARTICLE IX
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Art.9.1x Any dispute which may arise between Parties with respect to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement shall be subject to negotiations between the Parties involved in the dispute.
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.17 Article 17 Interpretation and Settlement of Disputes
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.17.1 1. Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement which cannot be settled by negotiation, conciliation or similar means may be referred by any party to the dispute to the Governing Council for its recommendation. Failing settlement of the dispute, the matter shall be submitted to an arbitral tribunal consisting of three arbitrators. The parties to the dispute shall appoint one arbitrator each; the two arbitrators so appointed shall designate by mutual agreement the third arbitrator, who shall be the President of the tribunal. If one of the Parties does not appoint an arbitrator within two months of the appointment of the first arbitrator, or if the President of the arbitral tribunal has not been designated within two months of the appointment of the second arbitrator, the Chairman of the Governing Council shall designate him within a further two-month period.
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.17.2 2. Any Member State that fails to abide by an arbitral award rendered in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and privileges of membership by a simple majority of the Governing Council.
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8 Article 8 Functions of the Governing Council
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x The Functions of the Governing Council shall be:
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.a (a) to determine the policy of INFOPÊCHE and approve its programme of work and its budget;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.b (b) to determine the contributions of Member States as provided in Article 11;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.c (c) to establish special funds for the development of new programmes and projects;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.d (d) to lay down general standards and guidelines for the management of INFOPÊCHE including the fees to be charged for its services;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.e (e) to review the work and activities of INFOPÊCHE and the audited accounts, and give guidance to the Director of INFOPÊCHE on the implementation of its decisions;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.f (f) to adopt the Financial Regulations;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.g (g) to elect its Chairman and other officers, appoint the Director of INFOPÊCHE and, if necessary, a Deputy Director and to terminate their appointment;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.h (h) to adopt rules Governing the settlement of disputes, referred to in Article 17;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.i (i) to approve formal arrangements with other organizations or institutions and with governments;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.j (j) to adopt the Staff Regulations which fix the general conditions of service of the staff;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.k (k) to establish if it deems appropriate, sub-regional offices;
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.l (l) to establish technical committees whenever necessary to advise it on specific issues; and
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.8.1x.m (m) to perform all other functions that have been entrusted to it by this Agreement or that are ancillary to the accomplishment of the approved activities of INFOPÊCHE.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.25 Article XXV
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.25.1x In case of dispute between Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation and implementation of this Convention, they shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiations or any other peaceful means of their own choice.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27 Article 27. Settlement of Disputes
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27.1 1. In the event of a dispute between Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the parties concerned shall seek solution by negotiation.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27.2 2. If the parties concerned cannot reach agreement by negotiation, they may jointly seek the good offices of, or request mediation by, a third party.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27.3 3. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, or at any time thereafter, a State or regional economic integration organization may declare in writing to the Depositary that for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 above, it accepts one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory:
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27.3.a (a) Arbitration in accordance with the procedure laid down in Part 1 of Annex II;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27.3.b (b) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27.4 4. If the parties to the dispute have not, in accordance with paragraph 3 above, accepted the same or any procedure, the dispute shall be submitted to conciliation in accordance with Part 2 of Annex II unless the parties otherwise agree.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.27.5 5. The provisions of this Article shall apply with respect to any protocol except as otherwise provided in the protocol concerned.
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Art.5 Article 5
3133 Cooperation Agreement On The Forecast, Prevention And Mitigation Of Natural And Technological Disasters Art.5.1x Disputes arising from the interpretation and implementation of the present Agreement, which cannot be solved by the Joint Committee, will be settled through diplomatic channels.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10 ARTICLE X
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1 1. The functions of the Governing Council shall be to:
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.a (a) review the report and the recommendations submitted to it by the Executive Committee on the work of the Organization since its preceding regular session;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.b (b) determine the policy of the Organization and approve its programme of work and budget;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.c (c) determine the contributions of Member States as provided in Article XVI.3;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.d (d) adopt harmonized standards, guidelines and recommendations regarding plant protection;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.e (e) lay down general principles for the management and development of the Organization;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.f (f) review the report on the work of the Organization and the audited accounts referred to in Article XV.3(a) ;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.g (g) adopt the Financial Regulations and the Administrative Regulations of the Organization, and appoint auditors;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.h (h) elect the members of the Executive Committee referred to in Article XIII.1;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.i (i) appoint the Executive Director of the Organization in accordance with Article XV.1;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.j (j) admit States to membership in accordance with Article XIX.5;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.k (k) adopt amendments to this Agreement in accordance with Article XX;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.l (l) adopt rules governing the arbitration of disputes;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.m (m) approve formal arrangements with other organizations or institutions referred to in Article XVIII and with governments, including any headquarters agreement concluded between the Organization and the State in which the seat of the Organization is situated (hereinafter referred to as "the host State") ;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.n (n) decide on the creation of any subsidiary body which may be necessary or useful for the carrying out of the functions of the Organization and their dissolution when appropriate;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.o (o) adopt Staff Regulations determining the general terms and conditions of employment of the staff; and
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.p (p) perform all other functions that have been entrusted to it by this Agreement or that are necessary or useful to carry out the Organization's activities.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.2 2. The Governing Council may, within the limits determined by it, delegate any matter coming within its functions to the Executive Committee, with the exception, however, of the functions specified in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (h), (i), (j) and (k) of paragraph 1.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.22 ARTICLE XXII
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.22.1x Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement which cannot be settled by negotiation, conciliation or similar means may be referred by any party to the dispute to the Governing Council for its decision, which shall be final and binding upon the parties.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10 Article 10: Council Functions
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.1 1. The Council shall be the governing body of the Commission and shall:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.1.a (a) serve as a forum for the discussion of environmental matters within the scope of this Agreement;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.1.b (b) oversee the implementation and develop recommendations on the further elaboration of this Agreement and, to this end, the Council shall, within four years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement, review its operation and effectiveness in the light of experience;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.1.c (c) oversee the Secretariat;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.1.d (d) address questions and differences that may arise between the Parties regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.1.e (e) approve the annual program and budget of the Commission; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.1.f (f) promote and facilitate cooperation between the Parties with respect to environmental matters.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2 2. The Council may consider, and develop recommendations regarding:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.a (a) comparability of techniques and methodologies for data gathering and analysis, data management and electronic data communications on matters covered by this Agreement;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.b (b) pollution prevention techniques and strategies;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.c (c) approaches and common indicators for reporting on the state of the environment;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.d (d) the use of economic instruments for the pursuit of domestic and internationally agreed environmental objectives;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.e (e) scientific research and technology development in respect of environmental matters;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.f (f) promotion of public awareness regarding the environment;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.g (g) transboundary and border environmental issues, such as the long-range transport of air and marine pollutants;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.h (h) exotic species that may be harmful;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.i (i) the conservation and protection of wild flora and fauna and their habitat, and specially protected natural areas;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.j (j) the protection of endangered and threatened species;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.k (k) environmental emergency preparedness and response activities;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.l (1) environmental matters as they relate to economic development;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.m (m) the environmental implications of goods throughout their life cycles;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.n (n) human resource training and development in the environmental field;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.o (o) the exchange of environmental scientists and officials;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.p (p) approaches to environmental compliance and enforcement;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.q (q) ecologically sensitive national accounts;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.r (r) eco-labelling; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.2.s (s) other matters as it may decide.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.3 3. The Council shall strengthen cooperation on the development and continuing improvement of environmental laws and regulations, including by:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.3.a (a) promoting the exchange of information on criteria and methodologies used in establishing domestic environmental standards; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.3.b (b) without reducing levels of environmental protection, establishing a process for developing recommendations on greater compatibility of environmental technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures in a manner consistent with the NAFTA.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.4 4. The Council shall encourage:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.4.a (a) effective enforcement by each Party of its environmental laws and regulations;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.4.b (b) compliance with those laws and regulations; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.4.c (c) technical cooperation between the Parties.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.5 5. The Council shall promote and, as appropriate, develop recommendations regarding:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.5.a (a) public access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities of each Party, including information on hazardous materials and activities in its communities, and opportunity to participate in decision-making processes related to such public access; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.5.b (b) appropriate limits for specific pollutants, taking into account differences in ecosystems.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6 6. The Council shall cooperate with the NAFTA Free Trade Commission to achieve the environmental goals and objectives of the NAFTA by:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.a (a) acting as a point of inquiry and receipt for comments from non-governmental organizations and persons concerning those goals and objectives;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.b (b) providing assistance in consultations under Article 1114 of the NAFTA where a Party considers that another Party is waiving or derogating from, or offering to waive or otherwise derogate from, an environmental measure as an encouragement to establish, acquire, expand or retain an investment of an investor, with a view to avoiding any such encouragement;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.c (c) contributing to the prevention or resolution of environment-related trade disputes by:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.c.i (i) seeking to avoid disputes between the Parties,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.c.ii (ii)making recommendations to the Free Trade Commission with respect to the avoidance of such disputes, and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.c.iii (iii) identifying experts able to provide information or technical advice to NAFTA committees, working groups and other NAFTA bodies;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.d (d) considering on an ongoing basis the environmental effects of the NAFTA; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.6.e (e) otherwise assisting the Free Trade Commission in environment-related matters.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.7 7. Recognizing the significant bilateral nature of many transboundary environmental issues, the Council shall, with a view to agreement between the Parties pursuant to this Article within three years on obligations, consider and develop recommendations with respect to:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.7.a (a) assessing the environmental impact of proposed projects subject to decisions by a competent government authority and likely to cause significant adverse transboundary effects, including a full evaluation of comments provided by other Parties and persons of other Parties;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.7.b (b) notification, provision of relevant information and consultation between Parties with respect to such projects; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.7.c (c) mitigation of the potential adverse effects of such projects.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.8 8. The Council shall encourage the establishment by each Party of appropriate administrative procedures pursuant to its environmental laws to permit another Party to seek the reduction, elimination or mitigation of transboundary pollution on a reciprocal basis.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.10.9 9. The Council shall consider and, as appropriate, develop recommendations on the provision by a Party, on a reciprocal basis, of access to and rights and remedies before its courts and administrative agencies for persons in another Party's territory who have suffered or are likely to suffer damage or injury caused by pollution originating in its territory as if the damage or injury were suffered in its territory.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14 Article 14: Submissions on Enforcement Matters
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.1 1. The Secretariat may consider a submission from any non-governmental organization or person asserting that a Party is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law, if the Secretariat finds that the submission:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.1.a (a) is in writing in a language designated by that Party in a notification to the Secretariat;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.1.b (b) clearly identifies the person or organization making the submission;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.1.c (c) provides sufficient information to allow the Secretariat to review the submission, including any documentary evidence on which the submission may be based;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.1.d (d) appears to be aimed at promoting enforcement rather than at harassing industry;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.1.e (e) indicates that the matter has been communicated in writing to the relevant authorities of the Party and indicates the Party's response, if any; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.1.f (f) is filed by a person or organization residing or established in the territory of a Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.2 2. Where the Secretariat determines that a submission meets the criteria set out in paragraph 1, the Secretariat shall determine whether the submission merits requesting a response from the Party. In deciding whether to request a response, the Secretariat shall be guided by whether:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.2.a (a) the submission alleges harm to the person or organization making the submission;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.2.b (b) the submission, alone or in combination with other submissions, raises matters whose further study in this process would advance the goals of this Agreement;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.2.c (c) private remedies available under the Party's law have been pursued; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.2.d (d) the submission is drawn exclusively from mass media reports.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.2.ex Where the Secretariat makes such a request, it shall forward to the Party a copy of the submission and any supporting information provided with the submission.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.3 3. The Party shall advise the Secretariat within 30 days or, in exceptional circumstances and on notification to the Secretariat, within 60 days of delivery of the request:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.3.a (a) whether the matter is the subject of a pending judicial or administrative proceeding, in which case the Secretariat shall proceed no further; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.3.b (b) of any other information that the Party wishes to submit, such as
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.3.b.i i) whether the matter was previously the subject of a judicial or administrative proceeding, and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.14.3.b.ii ii) whether private remedies in connection with the matter are available to the person or organization making the submission and whether they have been pursued.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.22 Article 22: Consultations
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.22.1 1. Any Party may request in writing consultations with any other Party regarding whether there has been a persistent pattern of failure by that other Party to effectively enforce its environmental law.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.22.2 2. The requesting Party shall deliver the request to the other Parties and to the Secretariat.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.22.3 3. Unless the Council otherwise provides in its rules and procedures established under Article 9(2), a third Party that considers it has a substantial interest in the matter shall be entitled to participate in the consultations on delivery of written notice to the other Parties and to the Secretariat.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.22.4 4. The consulting Parties shall make every attempt to arrive at a mutually satisfactory resolution of the matter through consultations under this Article.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23 Article 23: Initiation of Procedures
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.1 1. If the consulting Parties fail to resolve the matter pursuant to Article 22 within 60 days of delivery of a request for consultations, or such other period as the consulting Parties may agree, any such Party may request in writing a special session of the Council.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.2 2. The requesting Party shall state in the request the matter complained of and shall deliver the request to the other Parties and to the Secretariat.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.3 3. Unless it decides otherwise, the Council shall convene within 20 days of delivery of the request and shall endeavor to resolve the dispute promptly.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4 4. The Council may:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4.a (a) call on such technical advisers or create such working groups or expert groups as it deems necessary,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4.b (b) have recourse to good offices, conciliation, mediation or such other dispute resolution procedures, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4.c (c) make recommendations, as may assist the consulting Parties to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the dispute. Any such recommendations shall be made public if the Council, by a two-thirds vote, so decides.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.5 5. Where the Council decides that a matter is more properly covered by another agreement or arrangement to which the consulting Parties are party, it shall refer the matter to those Parties for appropriate action in accordance with such other agreement or arrangement.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24 Article 24: Request for an Arbitral Panel
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.1 1. If the matter has not been resolved within 60 days after the Council has convened pursuant to Article 23, the Council shall, on the written request of any consulting Party and by a two-thirds vote, convene an arbitral panel to consider the matter where the alleged persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law relates to a situation involving workplaces, firms, companies or sectors that produce goods or provide services:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.1.a (a) traded between the territories of the Parties; or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.1.b (b) that compete, in the territory of the Party complained against, with goods or services produced or provided by persons of another Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.2 2. A third Party that considers it has a substantial interest in the matter shall be entitled to join as a complaining Party on delivery of written notice of its intention to participate to the disputing Parties and the Secretariat. The notice shall be delivered at the earliest possible time, and in any event no later than seven days after the date of the vote of the Council to convene a panel.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.3 3. Unless otherwise agreed by the disputing Parties, the panel shall be established and perform its functions in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Part.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27 Article 27: Panel Selection
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1 1. Where there are two disputing Parties, the following procedures shall apply:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.a (a) The panel shall comprise five members.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.b (b) The disputing Parties shall endeavor to agree on the chair of the panel within 15 days after the Council votes to convene the panel. If the disputing Parties are unable to agree on the chair within this period, the disputing Party chosen by lot shall select within five days a chair who is not a citizen of that Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.c (c) Within 15 days of selection of the chair, each disputing Party shall select two panelists who are citizens of the other disputing Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.d (d) If a disputing Party fails to select its panelists within such period, such panelists shall be selected by lot from among the roster members who are citizens of the other disputing Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2 2. Where there are more than two disputing Parties, the following procedures shall apply:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.a (a) The panel shall comprise five members.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.b (b) The disputing Parties shall endeavor to agree on the chair of the panel within 15 days after the Council votes to convene the panel. If the disputing Parties are unable to agree on the chair within this period, the Party or Parties on the side of the dispute chosen by lot shall select within 10 days a chair who is not a citizen of such Party or Parties.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.c (c) Within 30 days of selection of the chair, the Party complained against shall select two panelists, one of whom is a citizen of a complaining Party, and the other of whom is a citizen of another complaining Party. The complaining Parties shall select two panelists who are citizens of the Party complained against.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.d (d) If any disputing Party fails to select a panelist within such a period, such panelist shall be selected by lot in accordance with the citizenship criteria of subparagraph (c).
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.3 3. Panelists shall normally be selected from the roster. Any disputing Party may exercise a peremptory challenge against any individual not on the roster who is proposed as a panelist by a disputing Party within 30 days after the individual has been proposed.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.4 4. If a disputing Party believes that a panelist is in violation of the code of conduct, the disputing Parties shall consult and, if they agree, the panelist shall be removed and a new panelist shall be selected in accordance with this Article.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28 Article 28: Rules of Procedure
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1 1. The Council shall establish Model Rules of Procedure. The procedures shall provide:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1.a (a) a right to at least one hearing before the panel;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1.b (b) the opportunity to make initial and rebuttal written submissions; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1.c (c) that no panel may disclose which panelists are associated with majority or minority opinions.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.2 2. Unless the disputing Parties otherwise agree, panels convened under this Part shall be established and conduct their proceedings in accordance with the Model Rules of Procedure.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.3 3. Unless the disputing Parties otherwise agree within 20 days after the Council votes to convene the panel, the terms of reference shall be:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.3.ax "To examine, in light of the relevant provisions of the Agreement, including those contained in Part Five, whether there has been a persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law, and to make findings, determinations and recommendations in accordance with Article 31(2)."
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.29 Article 29: Third Party Participation
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.29.1x A party that is not a disputing Party, on delivery of a written notice to the disputing Parties and to the Secretariat, shall be entitled to attend all hearings, to make written and oral submissions to the panel and to receive written submissions of the disputing Parties.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.30 Article 30: Role of Experts
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.30.1x On request of a disputing Party, or on its own initiative, the panel may seek information and technical advice from any person or body that it deems appropriate, provided that the disputing Parties so agree and subject to such terms and conditions as such Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31 Article 31: Initial Report
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.1 1. Unless the disputing Parties otherwise agree, the panel shall base its report on the submissions and arguments of the Parties and on any information before it pursuant to Article 30.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.2 2. Unless the disputing Parties otherwise agree, the panel shall, within 180 days after the last panelist is selected, present to the disputing Parties an initial report containing:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.2.a (a) findings of fact;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.2.b (b) its determination as to whether there has been a persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law, or any other determination requested in the terms of reference; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.2.c (c) in the event the panel makes an affirmative determination under subparagraph (b), its recommendations, if any, for the resolution of the dispute, which normally shall be that the Party complained against adopt and implement an action plan sufficient to remedy the pattern of non-enforcement.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.3 3. Panelists may furnish separate opinions on matters not unanimously agreed.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.4 4. A disputing party may submit written comments to the panel on its initial report within 30 days of presentation of the report.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.5 5. In such an event, and after considering such written comments, the panel, on its own initiative or on the request of any disputing Party, may:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.5.a (a) request the views of any participating Party;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.5.b (b) reconsider its report; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.31.5.c (c) make any further examination that it considers appropriate.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.32 Article 32: Final Report
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.32.1 1. The panel shall present to the disputing Parties a final report, including any separate opinions on matters not unanimously agreed, within 60 days of presentation of the initial report, unless the disputing Parties otherwise agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.32.2 2. The disputing Parties shall transmit to the Council the final report of the panel, as well as any written views that a disputing Party desires to be appended, on a confidential basis within 15 days after it is presented to them.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.32.3 3. The final report of the panel shall be published five days after it is transmitted to the Council.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.33 Article 33: Implementation of Final Report
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.33.1x If, in its final report, a panel determines that there has been a persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law, the disputing Parties may agree on a mutually satisfactory action plan, which normally shall conform with the determinations and recommendations of the panel. The disputing Parties shall promptly notify the Secretariat and the Council of any agreed resolution of the dispute.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34 Article 34: Review of Implementation
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1 1. If, in its final report, a panel determines that there has been a persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law, and:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.a (a) the disputing Parties have not agreed on an action plan under Article 33 within 60 days of the date of the final report, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b (b) the disputing Parties cannot agree on whether the Party complained against is fully implementing
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.i (i) an action plan agreed under Article 33,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.ii (ii)an action plan deemed to have been established by a panel under paragraph 2, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.iii (iii) an action plan approved or established by a panel under paragraph 4,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.ivx any disputing Party may request that the panel be reconvened. The requesting Party shall deliver the request in writing to the other Parties and to the Secretariat. The Council shall reconvene the panel on delivery of the request to the Secretariat.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.2 2. No Party may make a request under paragraph 1(a) earlier than 60 days, or later than 120 days, after the date of the final report. If the disputing Parties have not agreed to an action plan and if no request was made under paragraph l(a), the last action plan, if any, submitted by the Party complained against to the complaining Party or Parties within 60 days of the date of the final report, or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree, shall be deemed to have been established by the panel 120 days after the date of the final report.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3 3. A request under paragraph 1(b) may be made no earlier than 180 days after an action plan has been:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.a (a) agreed under Article 33;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.b (b) deemed to have been established by a panel under paragraph 2; or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.c (c) approved or established by a panel under paragraph 4;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.c.ix and only during the term of any such action plan.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4 4. Where a panel has been reconvened under paragraph 1(a), it:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.a (a) shall determine whether any action plan proposed by the Party complained against is sufficient to remedy the pattern of non-enforcement and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.a.i (i) if so, shall approve the plan, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.a.ii (ii)if not, shall establish such a plan consistent with the law of the Party complained against, and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.b (b) may, where warranted, impose a monetary enforcement assessment in accordance with Annex 34,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.b.ix within 90 days after the panel has been reconvened or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5 5. Where a panel has been reconvened under paragraph 1(b), it shall determine either that:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5.a (a) the Party complained against is fully implementing the action plan, in which case the panel may not impose a monetary enforcement assessment, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5.b (b) the Party complained against is not fully implementing the action plan, in which case the panel shall impose a monetary enforcement assessment in accordance with Annex 34,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5.b.ix within 60 days after it has been reconvened or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.6 6. A panel reconvened under this Article shall provide that the Party complained against shall fully implement any action plan referred to in paragraph 4(a)(ii) or 5(b), and pay any monetary enforcement assessment imposed under paragraph 4(b) or 5(b), and any such provision shall be final.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.35 Article 35: Further Proceeding
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.35.1x A complaining Party may, at any time beginning 180 days after a panel determination under Article 34(5)(b), request in writing that a panel be reconvened to determine whether the Party complained against is fully implementing the action plan. On delivery of the request to the other Parties and the Secretariat, the Council shall reconvene the panel. The panel shall make the determination within 60 days after it has been reconvened or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36 Article 36: Suspension of Benefits
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.1 1. Subject to Annex 36A, where a Party fails to pay a monetary enforcement assessment within 180 days after it is imposed by a panel:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.1.a (a) under Article 34(4)(b), or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.1.b (b) under Article 34(5)(b), except where benefits may be suspended under paragraph 2(a),
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.1.b.ix any complaining Party or Parties may suspend, in accordance with Annex 36B, the application to the Party complained against of NAFTA benefits in an amount no greater than that sufficient to collect the monetary enforcement assessment.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.2 2. Subject to Annex 36A, where a panel has made a determination under Article 34(5)(b) and the panel:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.2.a (a) has previously imposed a monetary enforcement assessment under Article 34 (4)(b) or established an action plan under Article 34(4)(a)(ii); or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.2.b (b) has subsequently determined under Article 35 that a Party is not fully implementing an action plan;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.2.b.ix the complaining Party or Parties may, in accordance with Annex 36B, suspend annually the application to the Party complained against of NAFTA benefits in an amount no greater than the monetary enforcement assessment imposed by the panel under Article 34(5)(b).
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.3 3. Where more than one complaining Party suspends benefits under paragraph 1 or 2, the combined suspension shall be no greater than the amount of the monetary enforcement assessment.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.4 4. Where a Party has suspended benefits under paragraph 1 or 2, the Council shall, on the delivery of a written request by the Party complained against to the other Parties and the Secretariat, reconvene the panel to determine whether the monetary enforcement assessment has been paid or collected, or whether the Party complained against is fully implementing the action plan, as the case may be. The panel shall submit its report within 45 days after it has been reconvened. If the panel determines that the assessment has been paid or collected, or that the Party complained against is fully implementing the action plan, the suspension of benefits under paragraph 1 or 2, as the case may be, shall be terminated.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.36.5 5. On the written request of the Party complained against, delivered to the other Parties and the Secretariat, the Council shall reconvene the panel to determine whether the suspension of benefits by the complaining Party or Parties pursuant to paragraph 1 or 2 is manifestly excessive. Within 45 days of the request, the panel shall present a report to the disputing Parties containing its determination.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Part.6 PART SIX
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Sect.B Section B: The Secretariat
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.9 ARTICLE IX
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.9.1 1. Any Party may seek consultations with any other Party or Parties on any dispute with regard to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement with a view to reaching a mutually satisfactory solution as soon as possible.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.9.2 2. In the event that the dispute is not resolved through these consultations within a reasonable period of time, the Parties in question shall consult among themselves as soon as possible with a view to having the dispute settled by negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement or other peaceful means of their own choice.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.9.3 3. Any dispute of this character not so resolved shall, with the consent of all Parties to the dispute, be referred for settlement to the International Court of Justice, to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea upon entry into force of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea or to arbitration. In the case of failure to reach agreement on referral to the International Court of Justice, to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea or to arbitration, the Parties shall continue to consult and cooperate with a view to reaching settlement of the dispute in accordance with the rules of international law relating to the conservation of living marine resources.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.23 Article XXIII. INTERPRETATION AND SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.23.1x Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement, if not settled by the Commission, shall be referred for settlement to a conciliation procedure to be adopted by the Commission. The results of such conciliation procedure, while not binding in character, shall become the basis for renewed consideration by the parties concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose. If as the result of this procedure the dispute is not settled, it may be referred to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the Statute of the International Court of Justice, unless the parties to the dispute agree to another method of settlement.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.31 Article 31
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.31.1x Any complaint that a member has failed to fulfil its obligations under this Agreement and any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement shall be referred to the Council for decision. Decisions of the Council on these matters shall be final and binding.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.44 Article 44
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.44.1x If the Council decides that any member is in breach of its obligations under this Agreement and decides further that such breach significantly impairs the operation of this Agreement, it may, by special vote, exclude that member from this Agreement. The Council shall immediately so notify the depositary. Six months after the date of the Council's decision, that member shall cease to be a party to this Agreement.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.13 Article XIII
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.13.1x If any dispute arises between two or more of the Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, those Parties consult among themselves with a view to having the dispute resolved by available peaceful means of their own choice.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28 Article 28
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.1 1. Parties shall settle any dispute between them concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention through negotiation or other peaceful means of their own choice.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.2 2. When ratifying, accepting, approving, or acceding to the Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party which is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the Depositary that, in respect of any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, it recognizes one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.2.a (a) arbitration in accordance with procedures adopted by the Conference of the Parties in an annex as soon as practicable;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.2.b (b) submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.3 3. A Party which is a regional economic integration organization may make a declaration with like effect in relation to arbitration in accordance with the procedure referred to in paragraph 2 (a).
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.4 4. A declaration made pursuant to paragraph 2 shall remain in force until it expires in accordance with its terms or until three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the Depositary.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.5 5. The expiry of a declaration, a notice of revocation or a new declaration shall not in any way affect proceedings pending before an arbitral tribunal or the International Court of Justice unless the Parties to the dispute otherwise agree.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.28.6 6. If the Parties to a dispute have not accepted the same or any procedure pursuant to paragraph 2 and if they have not been able to settle their dispute within twelve months following notification by one Party to another that a dispute exists between them, the dispute shall be submitted to conciliation at the request of any Party to the dispute, in accordance with procedures adopted by the Conference of the Parties in an annex as soon as practicable.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.29 ARTICLE XXIX: Interpretation and Disputes Settlement
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.29.1x Any question or dispute arising among the Members of the Association, relating to the interpretation or application of this Convention, and which cannot be settled by the parties concerned, shall be settled by the Ministerial Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10 Article 10
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.1 1. Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement which cannot be settled by negotiation, conciliation or other peaceful means may be referred by any Party thereto to the Governing Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.2 2. Where the Parties fail to settle the dispute the matter shall be submitted to an arbitral body.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.3 3. The Parties to the dispute shall appoint one arbitrator each; the arbitrators so appointed shall designate, by mutual consent, a neutral arbitrator as Chairperson who shall not be a national of any of the Parties to the dispute.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.4 4. If any of the Parties does not appoint an arbitrator within three months of the appointment of the first arbitrator, or if the Chairperson has not been designated within three months of the matter being referred to arbitration, the Chairperson of the Governing Council shall designate the arbitrator or the Chairperson or both, as the case may be, within a further period of three months.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.5 5. The arbitral body shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any matter arising from a dispute.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.6 6. The arbitral body shall determine its own rules of procedure.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.7 7. The Parties to the dispute shall be bound by the arbitral decision.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.29 ARTICLE 29. RESOLUTION OF DISAGREEMENTS
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.29.1x In the event of a disagreement between two or more Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the Contracting Parties shall consult within the framework of a meeting of the Contracting Parties with a view to resolving the disagreement.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.18 Article 18 Consultations
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.18.1x At the request of any Party, consultations on the interpretation or implementation of this Arrangement will be held with any other Party within sixty days of the date of receipt of the request. All other Parties will be notified by the requesting Party of such requests for consultations and, subject to the agreement of the Parties concerned. any Party may be permitted to participate, as an observer, in such consultations.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.19 Article 19 Dispute settlement
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.19.1 1. The Parties shall settle any dispute between them concerning or arising out of the interpretation or implementation of this Arrangement by peaceful means of their own choice, including arbitration.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.19.2x Where a dispute arises between Parties concerning or arising out of the interpretation or implementation of this Arrangement, the parties to the dispute shall proceed expeditiously to an exchange of views regarding its settlement by negotiation or other peaceful means.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5 Article 5 Review and evaluation
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.1 1. At least two months prior to the Annual Meeting of the Parties under Article 6, the Administrator shall, in respect of each registered vessel, or, as appropriate, the fishing enterprise under which such registered vessel operates, request, through the home Party of the vessel concerned, the information specified in paragraph 2 of this Article and shall compile a report on the operations of each vessel with respect to the eligibility criteria for consideration at the Annual Meeting of the Parties. The home Party of the vessel shall take such measures as may be necessary to ensure that the information specified in paragraph 2 of this Article is provided to the Administrator in a timely manner.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.2 2. In compiling a report to the Parties pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article the Administrator shall request the following information:
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.2.a details of equity holdings;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.2.b number of nationals trained;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.2.c number and proportion of nationals employed and the total payroll to national employees;
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.2.d details of onshore investments; details of local purchases made; and
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.2.e any further information as may be necessary.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.3 3. The Annual Meeting of the Parties shall consider the report of the Administrator in respect of each vessel, including any information supplied through the home Party by the operator of the vessel or the fishing enterprise pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article and shall review the operations of all vessels entered on the Register of Eligible Fishing Vessels and assess the extent to which the vessel, or the fishing enterprise, as has satisfied the eligibility criteria and fulfilled the objectives of this Arrangement.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.4 4. The Annual Meeting of the parties may request the Administrator, the home Party of the vessel, or the operator, to provide such further information as may be necessary and may request an independent evaluation of the operations of the vessel or the fishing enterprise under which that vessel operates against the eligibility criteria. In such a case, the Administrator shall consult with the home Party of the vessel as to the appropriate method for conducting the independent evaluation and the home Party shall take all necessary steps to facilitate the evaluation, including by providing all relevant information to the Administrator.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.5.5 5. Where, following the review and evaluation under paragraph 3 of this Article, and taking into account the findings of any independent review under paragraph 4 of this Article, the Parties determine, at the Annual Meeting or at a Special Meeting of the Parties, that the vessel, or the fishing enterprise under which that vessel operates, has not met the eligibility criteria and has not fulfilled the objectives of this Arrangement, or where insufficient information has been made available to enable any evaluation to take place, the Parties shall direct the Administrator to delete the vessel from the Register of Eligible Fishing Vessels.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Part.6.2x PART VI FINAL PROVISIONS
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13 Article 13
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.1 1) Investments of Investors of a Contracting Party in the Area of any other Contracting Party shall not be nationalized, expropriated or subjected to a measure or measures having effect equivalent to nationalization or expropriation hereinafter referred to as "Expropriation") except where such Expropriation is:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.1.a a) for a purpose which is in the public interest;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.1.b b) not discriminatory;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.1.c c) carried out under due process of law; and
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.1.d d) accompanied by the payment of prompt, adequate and effective compensation.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.1.ex Such compensation shall amount to the fair market value of the Investment expropriated at the time immediately before the Expropriation or impending Expropriation became known in such a way as to affect the value of the Investment hereinafter referred to as the "Valuation Date").
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.1.fx Such fair market value shall at the request of the Investor be expressed in a Freely Convertible Currency on the basis of the market rate of exchange existing for that currency on the Valuation Date. Compensation shall also include interest at a commercial rate established on a market basis from the date of Expropriation until the date of payment.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.2 2) The Investor affected shall have a right to prompt review, under the law of the Contracting Party making the Expropriation, by a judicial or other competent and independent authority of that Contracting Party, of its case, of the valuation of its Investment, and of the payment of compensation, in accordance with the principles set out in paragraph 1).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.13.3 3) For the avoidance of doubt, Expropriation shall include situations where a Contracting Party expropriates the assets of a company or enterprise in its Area in which an Investor of any other Contracting Party has an Investment, including through the ownership of shares.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19 Article 19
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1 1) In pursuit of sustainable development and taking into account its obligations under those international agreements concerning the environment to which it is party, each Contracting Party shall strive to minimize in an economically efficient manner harmful Environmental Impacts occurring either within or outside its Area from all operations within the Energy Cycle in its Area, taking proper account of safety. In doing so each Contracting Party shall act in a Cost-Effective manner. In its policies and actions each Contracting Party shall strive to take precautionary measures to prevent or minimize environmental degradation. The Contracting Parties agree that the polluter in the Areas of Contracting Parties, should, in principle, bear the cost of pollution, including transboundary pollution, with due regard to the public interest and without distorting Investment in the Energy Cycle or international trade. Contracting Parties shall accordingly:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.a a) take account of environmental considerations throughout the formulation and implementation of their energy policies;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.b b) promote market-oriented price formation and a fuller reflection of environmental costs and benefits throughout the Energy Cycle;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.c c) having regard to Article 344), encourage cooperation in the attainment of the environmental objectives of the Charter and cooperation in the field of international environmental standards for the Energy Cycle, taking into account differences in adverse effects and abatement costs between Contracting Parties;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.d d) have particular regard to Improving Energy Efficiency, to developing and using renewable energy sources, to promoting the use of cleaner fuels and to employing technologies and technological means that reduce pollution;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.e e) promote the collection and sharing among Contracting Parties of information on environmentally sound and economically efficient energy policies and Cost-Effective practices and technologies;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.f f) promote public awareness of the Environmental Impacts of energy systems, of the scope for the prevention or abatement of their adverse Environmental Impacts, and of the costs associated with various prevention or abatement measures;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.g g) promote and cooperate in the research, development and application of energy efficient and environmentally sound technologies, practices and processes which will minimize harmful Environmental Impacts of all aspects of the Energy Cycle in an economically efficient manner.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.h h) encourage favourable conditions for the transfer and dissemination of such technologies consistent with the adequate and effective protection of Intellectual Property rights;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.i i) promote the transparent assessment at an early stage and prior to decision, and subsequent monitoring, of Environmental Impacts of environmentally significant energy investment projects;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.j j) promote international awareness and information exchange on Contracting Parties' relevant environmental programmes and standards and on the implementation of those programmes and standards;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.1.k k) participate, upon request, and within their available resources, in the development and implementation of appropriate environmental programmes in the Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.2 2) At the request of one or more Contracting Parties, disputes concerning the application or interpretation of provisions of this Article shall, to the extent that arrangements for the consideration of such disputes do not exist in other appropriate international fora, be reviewed by the Charter Conference aiming at a solution.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.3 3) For the purposes of this Article:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.3.a a) "Energy Cycle" means the entire energy chain including activities related to prospecting for, exploration, production, conversion, storage, transport, distribution and consumption of the various forms of energy, and the treatment and disposal of wastes, as well as the decommissioning, cessation or closure of these activities, minimizing harmful Environmental Impacts;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.3.b b) "Environmental Impact" means any effect caused by a given activity on the environment, including human health and safety, flora, fauna, soil, air, water, climate, landscape and historical monuments or other physical structures or the interactions among these factors; it also includes effects on cultural heritage or socio-ecomomic conditions resulting from alterations to those factors;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.3.c c) "Improving Energy Efficiency" means acting to maintain the same unit of output of a good or service) without reducing the quality or performance of the output, while reducing the amount of energy required to produce that output;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.19.3.d d) "Cost-Effective" means to achieve a defined objective at the lowest cost or to achieve the greatest benefit at a given cost.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.23 Article 23
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.23.1 1) Each Contracting Party is fully responsible under this Treaty for the observance of all provisions of the Treaty, and shall take such reasonable measures as may be available to it to ensure such observance by regional and local governments and authorities within its Area.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.23.2 2) The dispute settlement provisions in Parts II, IV and V of this Treaty may be invoked in respect of measures affecting the observance of the Treaty by a Contracting Party which have been taken by regional or local governments or authorities within the Area of the Contracting Party.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26 Article 26
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.1 1) Disputes between a Contracting Party and an Investor of another Contracting Party relating to an Investment of the latter in the Area of the former, which concern an alleged breach of an obligation of the former under Part III shall, if possible, be settled amicably.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2 2) If such disputes can not be settled according to the provisions of paragraph 1) within a period of three months from the date on which either party to the dispute requested amicable settlement, the Investor party to the dispute may choose to submit it for resolution:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2.a a) to the courts or administrative tribunals of the Contracting Party party to the dispute;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2.b b) in accordance with any applicable, previously agreed dispute settlement procedure; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2.c c) in accordance with the following paragraphs of this Article.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.a 3) a) Subject only to subparagraphs b) and c), each Contracting Party hereby gives its unconditional consent to the submission of a dispute to international arbitration or conciliation in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.b b) i) The Contracting Parties listed in Annex ID do not give such unconditional consent where the Investor has previously submitted the dispute under subparagraph 2)a) or b).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.b.ii ii) For the sake of transparency, each Contracting Party that is listed in Annex ID shall provide a written statement of its policies, practices and conditions in this regard to the Secretariat no later than the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval in accordance with Article 39 or the deposit of its instrument of accession in accordance with Article 41.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.c c) A Contracting Party listed in Annex IA does not give such unconditional consent with respect to a dispute arising under the last sentence of Article 101).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4 4) In the event that an Investor chooses to submit the dispute for resolution under subparagraph 2)c), the Investor shall further provide its consent in writing for the dispute to be submitted to:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.a.i a) i) The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, established pursuant to the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States opened for signature at Washington, 18 March 1965 hereinafter referred to as the "ICSID Convention"), if the Contracting Party of the Investor and the Contracting Party party to the dispute are both parties to the ICSID Convention; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.a.ii ii) The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, established pursuant to the Convention referred to in subparagraph a)i), under the rules governing the Additional Facility for the Administration of Proceedings by the Secretariat of the Centre hereinafter referred to as the "Additional Facility Rules"), if the Contracting Party of the Investor or the Contracting Party party to the dispute, but not both, is a party to the ICSID Convention;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.b b) a sole arbitrator or ad hoc arbitration tribunal established under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law hereinafter referred to as "UNCITRAL"); or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.c c) an arbitral proceeding under the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a 5) a) The consent given in paragraph 3) together with the written consent of the Investor given pursuant to paragraph 4) shall be considered to satisfy the requirement for:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a.i i) written consent of the parties to a dispute for purposes of Chapter II of the ICSID Convention and for purposes of the Additional Facility Rules;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a.ii ii) an "agreement in writing" for purposes of article II of the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, done at New York, 10 June 1958 hereinafter referred to as the "New York Convention"); and
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a.iii iii) "the parties to a contract [to] have agreed in writing" for the purposes of article 1 of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.b b) Any arbitration under this Article shall at the request of any party to the dispute be held in a state that is a party to the New York Convention. Claims submitted to arbitration hereunder shall be considered to arise out of a commercial relationship or transaction for the purposes of article 1 of that Convention.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.6 6) A tribunal established under paragraph 4) shall decide the issues in dispute in accordance with this Treaty and applicable rules and principles of international law.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.7 7) An investor other than a natural person which has the nationality of a Contracting Party party to the dispute on the date of the consent in writing referred to in paragraph 4) and which, before a dispute between it and that Contracting Party arises, is controlled by Investors of another Contracting Party, shall for the purpose of article 252)b) of the ICSID Convention be treated as a "national of another Contracting State" and shall for the purpose of article 16) of the Additional Facility Rules be treated as a "national of another State".
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.8 8) The awards of arbitration, which may include an award of interest, shall be final and binding upon the parties to the dispute. An award of arbitration concerning a measure of a sub-national government or authority of the disputing Contracting Party shall provide that the Contracting Party may pay monetary damages in lieu of any other remedy granted. Each Contracting Party shall carry out without delay any such award and shall make provision for the effective enforcement in its Area of such awards.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27 Article 27
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.1 1) Contracting Parties shall endeavour to settle disputes concerning the application or interpretation of this Treaty through diplomatic channels.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.2 2) If a dispute has not been settled in accordance with paragraph 1) within a reasonable period of time, either party thereto may, except as otherwise provided in this Treaty or agreed in writing by the Contracting Parties, and except as concerns the application or interpretation of Article 6 or Article 19 or, for Contracting Parties listed in Annex IA, the last sentence of Article 101), upon written notice to the other party to the dispute submit the matter to an ad hoc tribunal under this Article.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3 3) Such an ad hoc arbitral tribunal shall be constituted as follows:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.a a) The Contracting Party instituting the proceedings shall appoint one member of the tribunal and inform the other Contracting Party to the dispute of its appointment within 30 days of receipt of the notice referred to in paragraph 2) by the other Contracting Party;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.b b) Within 60 days of the receipt of the written notice referred to in paragraph 2), the other Contracting Party party to the dispute shall appoint one member. If the appointment is not made within the time limit prescribed, the Contracting Party having instituted the proceedings may, within 90 days of the receipt of the written notice referred to in paragraph 2), request that the appointment be made in accordance with subparagraph d);
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.c c) A third member, who may not be a national or citizen of a Contracting Party party to the dispute, shall be appointed by the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute. That member shall be the President of the tribunal. If, within 150 days of the receipt of the notice referred to in paragraph 2), the Contracting Parties are unable to agree on the appointment of a third member, that appointment shall be made, in accordance with subparagraph d), at the request of either Contracting Party submitted within 180 days of the receipt of that notice;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.d d) Appointments requested to be made in accordance with this paragraph shall be made by the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of International Arbitration within 30 days of the receipt of a request to do so. If the Secretary-General is prevented from discharging this task, the appointments shall be made by the First Secretary of the Bureau. If the latter, in turn, is prevented from discharging this task, the appointments shall be made by the most senior Deputy;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.e e) Appointments made in accordance with subparagraphs a) to d) shall be made with regard to the qualifications and experience, particularly in matters covered by this Treaty, of the members to be appointed;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.f f) In the absence of an agreement to the contrary between the Contracting Parties, the Arbitration Rules of UNCITRAL shall govern, except to the extent modified by the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute or by the arbitrators. The tribunal shall take its decisions by a majority vote of its members;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.g g) The tribunal shall decide the dispute in accordance with this Treaty and applicable rules and principles of international law;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.h h) The arbitral award shall be final and binding upon the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.i i) Where, in making an award, a tribunal finds that a measure of a regional or local government or authority within the Area of a Contracting Party listed in Part I of Annex P is not in conformity with this Treaty, either party to the dispute may invoke the provisions of Part II of Annex P;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.j j) The expenses of the tribunal, including the remuneration of its members, shall be borne in equal shares by the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute. The tribunal may, however, at its discretion direct that a higher proportion of the costs be paid by one of the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.k k) Unless the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute agree otherwise, the tribunal shall sit in The Hague, and use the premises and facilities of the Permanent Court of Arbitration;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.l l) A copy of the award shall be deposited with the Secretariat which shall make it generally available.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.28 Article 28
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.28.1x A dispute between Contracting Parties with respect to the application or interpretation of Article 5 or 29 shall not be settled under Article 27 unless the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute so agree.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6 Article 6
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6.1 1) Each Contracting Party shall work to alleviate market distortions and barriers to competition in Economic Activity in the Energy Sector.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6.2 2) Each Contracting Party shall ensure that within its jurisdiction it has and enforces such laws as are necessary and appropriate to address unilateral and concerted anti-competitive conduct in Economic Activity in the Energy Sector.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6.3 3) Contracting Parties with experience in applying competition rules shall give full consideration to providing, upon request and within available resources, technical assistance on the development and implementation of competition rules to other Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6.4 4) Contracting Parties may cooperate in the enforcement of their competition rules by consulting and exchanging information.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6.5 5) If a Contracting Party considers that any specified anti-competitive conduct carried out within the Area of another Contracting Party is adversely affecting an important interest relevant to the purposes identified in this Article, the Contracting Party may notify the other Contracting Party and may request that its competition authorities initiate appropriate enforcement action. The notifying Contracting Party shall include in such notification sufficient information to permit the notified Contracting Party to identify the anti-competitive conduct that is the subject of the notification and shall include an offer of such further information and cooperation as the notifying Contracting Party is able to provide. The notified Contracting Party or, as the case may be, the relevant competition authorities may consult with the competition authorities of the notifying Contracting Party and shall accord full consideration to the request of the notifying Contracting Party in deciding whether or not to initiate enforcement action with respect to the alleged anti-competitive conduct identified in the notification. The notified Contracting Party shall inform the notifying Contracting Party of its decision or the decision of the relevant competition authorities and may if it wishes inform the notifying Contracting Party of the grounds for the decision. If enforcement action is initiated, the notified Contracting Party shall advise the notifying Contracting Party of its outcome and, to the extent possible, of any significant interim development.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6.6 6) Nothing in this Article shall require the provision of information by a Contracting Party contrary to its laws regarding disclosure of information, confidentiality or business secrecy.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.6.7 7) The procedures set forth in paragraph 5) and Article 271) shall be the exclusive means within this Treaty of resolving any disputes that may arise over the implementation or interpretation of this Article.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7 Article 7
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.1 1) Each Contracting Party shall take the necessary measures to facilitate the Transit of Energy Materials and Products consistent with the principle of freedom of transit and without distinction as to the origin, destination or ownership of such Energy Materials and Products or discrimination as to pricing on the basis of such distinctions, and without imposing any unreasonable delays, restrictions or charges.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10 10) For the purposes of this Article:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.a a) "Transit" means
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.a.i i) the carriage through the Area of a Contracting Party, or to or from port facilities in its Area for loading or unloading, of Energy Materials and Products originating in the Area of another state and destined for the Area of a third state, so long as either the other state or the third state is a Contracting Party; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.a.ii ii) the carriage through the Area of a Contracting Party of Energy Materials and Products originating in the Area of another Contracting Party and destined for the Area of that other Contracting Party, unless the two Contracting Parties concerned decide otherwise and record their decision by a joint entry in Annex N. The two Contracting Parties may delete their listing in Annex N by delivering a joint written notification of their intentions to the Secretariat, which shall transmit that notification to all other Contracting Parties. The deletion shall take effect four weeks after such former notification.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.b b) "Energy Transport Facilities" consist of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines, high-voltage electricity transmission grids and lines, crude oil transmission pipelines, coal slurry pipelines, oil product pipelines, and other fixed facilities specifically for handling Energy Materials and Products.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2 2) Contracting Parties shall encourage relevant entitles to cooperate in:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.a a) modernizing Energy Transport Facilities necessary to the Transit of Energy Materials and Products;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.b b) the development and operation of Energy Transport Facilities serving the Areas of more than one Contracting Party;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.c c) measures to mitigate the effects of interruptions in the supply of Energy Materials and Products;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.d d) facilitating the interconnection of Energy Transport Facilities.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.3 3) Each Contracting Party undertakes that its provisions relating to transport of Energy Materials and Products and the use of Energy Transport Facilities shall treat Energy Materials and Products in Transit in no less favourable a manner than its provisions treat such materials and products originating in or destined for its own Area, unless an existing international agreement provides otherwise.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.4 4) In the event that Transit of Energy Materials and Products cannot be achieved on commercial terms by means of Energy Transport Facilities the Contracting Parties shall not place obstacles in the way of new capacity being established, except as may be otherwise provided in applicable legislation which is consistent with paragraph 1).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5 5) A Contracting Party through whose Area Energy Materials and Products may transit shall not be obliged to
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.a a) permit the construction or modification of Energy Transport Facilities; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.b b) permit new or additional Transit through existing Energy Transport Facilities,
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.cx which it demonstrates to the other Contracting Parties concerned would endanger the security or efficiency of its energy systems, including the security of supply.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.dx Contracting Parties shall, subject to paragraphs 6) and 7), secure established flows of Energy Materials and Products to, from or between the Areas of other Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.6 6) A Contracting Party through whose Area Energy Materials and Products transit shall not, in the event of a dispute over any matter arising from that Transit, interrupt or reduce, permit any entity subject to its control to interrupt or reduce, or require any entity subject to its jurisdiction to interrupt or reduce the existing flow of Energy Materials and Products prior to the conclusion of the dispute resolution procedures set out in paragraph 7), except where this is specifically provided for in a contract or other agreement governing such Transit or permitted in accordance with the conciliator's decision.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7 7) The following provisions shall apply to a dispute described in paragraph 6), but only following the exhaustion of all relevant contractual or other dispute resolution remedies previously agreed between the Contracting Parties party to the dispute or between any entity referred to in paragraph 6) and an entity of another Contracting Party party to the dispute:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.a a) A Contracting Party party to the dispute may refer it to the Secretary-General by a notification summarizing the matters in dispute. The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties of any such referral.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.b b) Within 30 days of receipt of such a notification, the Secretary-General, in consultation with the parties to the dispute and the other Contracting Parties concerned, shall appoint a conciliator. Such a conciliator shall have experience in the matters subject to dispute and shall not be a national or citizen of or permanently resident in a party to the dispute or one of the other Contracting Parties concerned.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.c c) The conciliator shall seek the agreement of the parties to the dispute to a resolution thereof or upon a procedure to achieve such resolution. If within 90 days of his appointment he has failed to secure such agreement, he shall recommend a resolution to the dispute or a procedure to achieve such resolution and shall decide the interim tariffs and other terms and conditions to be observed for Transit from a date which he shall specify until the dispute is resolved.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.d d) The Contracting Parties undertake to observe and ensure that the entities under their control or jurisdiction observe any interim decision under subparagraph c) on tariffs, terms and conditions for 12 months following the conciliator's decision or until resolution of the dispute, whichever is earlier.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.e e) Notwithstanding subparagraph b) the Secretary-General may elect not to appoint a conciliator if in his judgement the dispute concerns Transit that is or has been the subject of the dispute resolution procedures set out in subparagraphs a) to d) and those proceedings have not resulted in a resolution of the dispute.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.f f) The Charter Conference shall adopt standard provisions concerning the conduct of conciliation and the compensation of conciliators.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.8 8) Nothing in this Article shall derogate from a Contracting Party's rights and obligations under international law including customary international law, existing bilateral or multilateral agreements, including rules concerning submarine cables and pipelines.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.9 9) This Article shall not be so interpreted as to oblige any Contracting Party which does not have a certain type of Energy Transport Facilities used for Transit to take any measure under this Article with respect to that type of Energy Transport Facilities. Such a Contracting Party is, however, obliged to comply with paragraph 4).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Sect.6 PART VI
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.12 ARTICLE XII
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.12.1 1. Any dispute which may arise between two or more Parties with respect to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement shall be subject to negotiation between the Parties involved in the dispute.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.12.2 2. If the dispute cannot be resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, the Parties may, by mutual consent, submit the dispute to arbitration, in particular that of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, and the Parties submitting the dispute shall be bound by the arbitral decision.
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7 Article 7
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7.1x This Agreement is open for amendments. Amendment shall be approved on the basis of consensus.
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7.2x Disputes between the Parties shall be settled by negotiations.
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7.3x This Agreement can be supplemented by special agreements and technical protocols.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.16 Article 16
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.16.1 1. States fishing for straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks in an area of the high seas surrounded entirely by an area under the national jurisdiction of a single State and the latter State shall cooperate to establish conservation and management measures in respect of those stocks in the high seas area. Having regard to the natural characteristics of the area, States shall pay special attention to the establishment of compatible conservation and management measures for such stocks pursuant to article 7. Measures taken in respect of the high seas shall take into account the rights, duties and interests of the coastal State under the Convention, shall be based on the best scientific evidence available and shall also take into account any conservation and management measures adopted and applied in respect of the same stocks in accordance with article 61 of the Convention by the coastal State in the area under national jurisdiction. States shall also agree on measures for monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement to ensure compliance with the conservation and management measures in respect of the high seas.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.16.2 2. Pursuant to article 8, States shall act in good faith and make every effort to agree without delay on conservation and management measures to be applied in the carrying out of fishing operations in the area referred to in paragraph 1. If, within a reasonable period of time, the fishing States concerned and the coastal State are unable to agree on such measures, they shall, having regard to paragraph 1 of this article, apply article 7, paragraphs 4, 5 and 6, relating to provisional arrangements or measures. Pending the establishment of such provisional arrangements or measures, the States concerned shall take measures in respect of vessels flying their flag in order that they not engage in fisheries which could undermine the stocks concerned.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.26 Article 26
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.26.1 1. States shall cooperate to establish special funds to assist developing States in the implementation of this Agreement, including assisting developing States to meet the costs involved in any proceedings for the settlement of disputes to which they may be parties.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.26.2 2. States and international organizations should assist developing States in establishing new subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, or in strengthening existing organizations or arrangements, for the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.27 Article 27
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.27.1x States have the obligation to settle their disputes by negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.29 Article 29
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.29.1x Where a dispute concerns a matter of a technical nature, the States concerned may refer the dispute to an ad hoc expert panel established by them. The panel shall confer with the States concerned and shall endeavour to resolve the dispute expeditiously without recourse to binding procedures for the settlement of disputes.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.30 Article 30
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.30.1 1. The provisions relating to the settlement of disputes set out in Part XV of the Convention apply mutatis mutandis to any dispute between States Parties to this Agreement concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement, whether or not they are also Parties to the Convention.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.30.2 2. The provisions relating to the settlement of disputes set out in Part XV of the Convention apply mutatis mutandis to any dispute between States Parties to this Agreement concerning the interpretation or application of a subregional, regional or global fisheries agreement relating to straddling fish stocks or highly migratory fish stocks to which they are parties, including any dispute concerning the conservation and management of such stocks, whether or not they are also Parties to the Convention.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.30.3 3. Any procedure accepted by a State Party to this Agreement and the Convention pursuant to article 287 of the Convention shall apply to the settlement of disputes under this Part, unless that State Party, when signing, ratifying or acceding to this Agreement, or at any time thereafter, has accepted another procedure pursuant to article 287 for the settlement of disputes under this Part.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.30.4 4. A State Party to this Agreement which is not a Party to the Convention, when signing, ratifying or acceding to this Agreement, or at any time thereafter, shall be free to choose, by means of a written declaration, one or more of the means set out in article 287, paragraph 1, of the Convention for the settlement of disputes under this Part. Article 287 shall apply to such a declaration, as well as to any dispute to which such State is a party which is not covered by a declaration in force. For the purposes of conciliation and arbitration in accordance with Annexes V, VII and VIII to the Convention, such State shall be entitled to nominate conciliators, arbitrators and experts to be included in the lists referred to in article 2 of Annex V, article 2 of Annex VII and article 2 of Annex VIII for the settlement of disputes under this Part.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.30.5 5. Any court or tribunal to which a dispute has been submitted under this Part shall apply the relevant provisions of the Convention, of this Agreement and of any relevant subregional, regional or global fisheries agreement, as well as generally accepted standards for the conservation and management of living marine resources and other rules of international law not incompatible with the Convention, with a view to ensuring the conservation of the straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stock concerned.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.31 Article 31
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.31.1 1. Pending the settlement of a dispute in accordance with this Part, the parties to the dispute shall make every effort to enter into provisional arrangements of a practical nature.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.31.2 2. Without prejudice to article 290 of the Convention, the court or tribunal to which the dispute has been submitted under this Part may prescribe any provisional measures which it considers appropriate under the circumstances to preserve the respective rights of the parties to the dispute or to prevent damage to the stocks in question, as well as in the circumstances referred to in article 7, paragraph 5, and article 16, paragraph 2.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.31.3 3. A State Party to this Agreement which is not a Party to the Convention may declare that, notwithstanding article 290, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea shall not be entitled to prescribe, modify or revoke provisional measures without the agreement of such State.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.32 Article 32
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.32.1x Limitations on applicability of Procedures for the settlement of disputes Article 297, paragraph 3, of the Convention applies also to this Agreement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7 Article 7
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.1 1. Without prejudice to the sovereign rights of coastal States 'or the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the living marine resources within areas under national jurisdiction as provided for in the Convention, and the right of all States for their nationals to engage in fishing on the high seas in accordance with the Convention:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.1.a (a) with respect to straddling fish stocks, the relevant coastal States and the States whose nationals fish for such stocks in the adjacent high seas area shall seek, either directly or through the appropriate mechanisms for cooperation provided for in Part III, to agree upon the measures necessary for the conservation of these stocks in the adjacent high seas areas;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.1.b (b) with respect to highly migratory fish stocks, the relevant coastal States and other States whose nationals fish for such stocks in the region shall cooperate, either directly or through the appropriate mechanisms for cooperation provided for in Part III, with a view to ensuring conservation and promoting the objective of optimum utilization of such stocks throughout the region, both within and beyond the areas under national jurisdiction.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.2 2. Conservation and management measures established for the high seas and those adopted for areas under national jurisdiction shall be compatible in order to ensure conservation and management of the straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks in their entirety. To this end, coastal States and States fishing on the high seas have a duty to cooperate for the purpose of achieving compatible measures in respect of such stocks. In determining compatible conservation and management measures, States shall:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.2.a (a) take into account the conservation and management measures adopted and applied in accordance with article 61 of the Convention in respect of the same stocks by coastal States within areas under national jurisdiction and ensure that measures established in respect of such stocks for the high seas do not undermine the effectiveness of such measures;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.2.b (b) take into account previously agreed measures established and applied for the high seas in accordance with the Convention in respect of the same stocks by relevant coastal States and States fishing on the high seas;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.2.c (c) take into account previously agreed measures established and applied in accordance with the Convention in respect of the same stocks by a subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.2.d (d) take into account the biological unity and other biological characteristics of the stocks and the relationships between the distribution of the stocks, the fisheries and the geographical particularities of the region concerned, including the extent to which the stocks occur and are fished in areas under national jurisdiction;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.2.e (e) take into account the respective dependence of the coastal States and the States fishing on the high seas on the stocks concerned; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.2.f (f) ensure that such measures do not result in harmful impact on the living marine resources as a whole.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.3 3. In giving effect to their duty to cooperate, States shall make every effort to agree on compatible conservation and management measures within a reasonable period of time.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.4 4. If no agreement can be reached within a reasonable period of time, any of the States concerned may invoke the procedures for the settlement of disputes provided for in Part VIII.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.5 5. Pending agreement on compatible conservation and management measures, the States concerned, in a spirit of understanding and cooperation shall make every effort to enter into provisional arrangements of a practical nature. In the event that they are unable to agree on such arrangements, any of the States concerned may submit the dispute, for the purpose of obtaining provisional measures, in accordance with the procedures for the settlement of disputes provided for in Part VIII.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.6 6. Provisional arrangements or measures entered into or prescribed pursuant to paragraph 5 shall take into account the provisions of this Part, shall have due regard to the rights and obligations of all States concerned, shall not jeopardize or hamper the reaching of final agreement on compatible conservation and management measures and shall be without prejudice to the final outcome of any dispute settlement procedure.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.7 7. Coastal States shall regularly inform States fishing on the high seas in the subregion or region, either directly or through appropriate subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, or through other appropriate means, of the measures they have adopted for straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks within areas under their national jurisdiction.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.7.8 8. States fishing on the high seas shall regularly inform other interested States, either directly or through appropriate subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, or through other appropriate means, of the measures they have adopted for regulating the activities of vessels flying their flag which fish for such stocks on the high seas.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Sect.3 PART III
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Sect.4 PART IV
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Sect.8 PART VIII
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Sect.9 PART IX
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.19 Article 19
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.19.1 1. Any Party which has reason to believe that another Party is acting or has acted in breach of its obligations under this Convention may inform the Secretariat thereof, and in such an event, shall simultaneously and immediately inform, directly or through the Secretariat, the Party against whom the allegations are made. All relevant information should be submitted by the Secretariat to the Parties.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.19.2 2. The Conference of the Parties shall consider the adoption of a protocol dealing with detailed procedures and arrangements for the verification of alleged breaches of obligations under this Convention.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.20 Article 20
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.20.1 1. In case of a dispute between Parties as to the interpretation or application of, or compliance with, this Convention or any protocol thereto, the Parties concerned shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation, mediation or any other peaceful means of their own choice.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.20.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute through the means mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Article, the dispute, if the Parties to the dispute agree, shall be submitted to arbitration under the conditions set out in Annex VII of this Convention or to the International Court of Justice. However, failure to reach common agreement on submission of the dispute to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice shall not absolve the Parties from the responsibility of continuing to seek to resolve it by the means referred to in paragraph 1.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.20.3 3. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party may declare that it recognises as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.20.3.a (a) arbitration in accordance with the procedures set out in Annex VII; and/or
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.20.3.b (b) submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.20.4x Such declaration shall be notified in writing to the Secretariat which shall communicate it to the Parties.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12 Article 12
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.1 1. The owner of a ship registered in a State Party and actually carrying hazardous and noxious substances shall be required to maintain insurance or other financial security, such as the guarantee of a bank or similar financial institution, in the sums fixed by applying the limits of liability prescribed in Article 9, paragraph 1, to cover liability for damage under this Convention.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.10 10. A State Party shall not permit a ship under its flag to which this Article applies to trade unless a certificate has been issued under paragraph 2 or 12.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.11 11. Subject to the provisions of this Article, each State Party shall ensure, under its national law, that insurance or other security in the sums specified in paragraph 1 is in force in respect of any ship, wherever registered, entering or leaving a port in its territory, or arriving at or leaving an offshore facility in its territorial sea.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.12 12. If insurance or other financial security is not maintained in respect of a ship owned by a State Party, the provisions of this Article relating thereto shall not be applicable to such ship, but the ship shall carry a compulsory insurance certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the State of the ship's registry stating that the ship is owned by that State and that the ship's liability is covered within the limit prescribed in accordance with paragraph 1. Such a compulsory insurance certificate shall follow as closely as possible the model prescribed by paragraph 2.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.2 2. A compulsory insurance certificate attesting that insurance or other financial security is in force in accordance with the provisions of this Convention shall be issued to each ship after the appropriate authority of a State Party has determined that the requirements of paragraph 1 have been complied with. With respect to a ship registered in a State Party such compulsory insurance certificate shall be issued or certified by the appropriate authority of the State of the ship's registry; with respect to a ship not registered in a State Party it may be issued or certified by the appropriate authority of any State Party. This compulsory insurance certificate shall be in the form of the model set out in Annex I and shall contain the following particulars:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.2.a (a) name of the ship, distinctive number or letters and port of registry;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.2.b (b) name and principal place of business of the owner;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.2.c (c) IMO ship identification number;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.2.d (d) type and duration of security;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.2.e (e) name and principal place of business of insurer or other person giving security and, where appropriate, place of business where the insurance or security is established; and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.2.f (f) period of validity of certificate, which shall not be longer than the period of validity of the insurance or other security.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.3 3. The compulsory insurance certificate shall be in the official language or languages of the issuing State. If the language used is neither English, nor French nor Spanish, the text shall include a translation into one of these languages.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.4 4. The compulsory insurance certificate shall be carried on board the ship and a copy shall be deposited with the authorities who keep the record of the ship's registry or, if the ship is not registered in a State Party, with the authority of the State issuing or certifying the certificate.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.5 5. An insurance or other financial security shall not satisfy the requirements of this Article if it can cease, for reasons other than the expiry of the period of validity of the insurance or security specified in the certificate under paragraph 2, before three months have elapsed from the date on which notice of its termination is given to the authorities referred to in paragraph 4, unless the compulsory insurance certificate has been issued within the said period. The foregoing provisions shall similarly apply to any modification which results in the insurance or security no longer satisfying the requirements of this Article.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.6 6. The State of the ship's registry shall, subject to the provisions of this Article, determine the conditions of issue and validity of the compulsory insurance certificate.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.7 7. Compulsory insurance certificates issued or certified under the authority of a State Party in accordance with paragraph 2 shall be accepted by other States Parties for the purposes of this Convention and shall be regarded by other States Parties as having the same force as compulsory insurance certificates issued or certified by them even if issued or certified in respect of a ship not registered in a State Party. A State Party may at any time request consultation with the issuing or certifying State should it believe that the insurer or guarantor named in the compulsory insurance certificate is not financially capable of meeting the obligations imposed by this Convention.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.8 8. Any claim for compensation for damage may be brought directly against the insurer or other person providing financial security for the owner's liability for damage. In such case the defendant may, even if the owner is not entitled to limitation of liability, benefit from the limit of liability prescribed in accordance with paragraph 1. The defendant may further invoke the defences (other than the bankruptcy or winding up of the owner) which the owner would have been entitled to invoke. Furthermore, the defendant may invoke the defence that the damage resulted from the wilful misconduct of the owner, but the defendant shall not invoke any other defence which the defendant might have been entitled to invoke in proceedings brought by the owner against the defendant. The defendant shall in any event have the right to require the owner to be joined in the proceedings.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.12.9 9. Any sums provided by insurance or by other financial security maintained in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be available exclusively for the satisfaction of claims under this Convention.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26 Article 26
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x The functions of the Assembly shall be:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.a (a) to elect at each regular session its President and two Vice-Presidents who shall hold office until the next regular session;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.b (b) to determine its own rules of procedure, subject to the provisions of this Convention;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.c (c) to develop, apply and keep under review internal and financial regulations relating to the aim of the HNS Fund as described in Article 13, paragraph 1(a), and the related tasks of the HNS Fund listed in Article 15;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.d (d) to appoint the Director and make provisions for the appointment of such other personnel as may be necessary and determine the terms and conditions of service of the Director and other personnel;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.e (e) to adopt the annual budget prepared in accordance with Article 15(b);
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.f (f) to consider and approve as necessary any recommendation of the Director regarding the scope of definition of contributing cargo;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.g (g) to appoint auditors and approve the accounts of the HNS Fund;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.h (h) to approve settlements of claims against the HNS Fund, to take decisions in respect of the distribution among claimants of the available amount of compensation in accordance with Article 14 and to determine the terms and conditions according to which provisional payments in respect of claims shall be made with a view to ensuring that victims of damage are compensated as promptly as possible;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.i (i) to establish a Committee on Claims for Compensation with at least 7 and not more than 15 members and any temporary or permanent subsidiary body it may consider to be necessary, to define its terms of reference and to give it the authority needed to perform the functions entrusted to it; when appointing the members of such body, the Assembly shall endeavour to secure an equitable geographical distribution of members and to ensure that the States Parties are appropriately represented; the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly may be applied, mutatis mutandis , for the work of such subsidiary body;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.j (j) to determine which States not party to this Convention, which Associate Members of the Organization and which intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations shall be admitted to take part, without voting rights, in meetings of the Assembly and subsidiary bodies;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.k (k) to give instructions concerning the administration of the HNS Fund to the Director and subsidiary bodies;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.l (l) to supervise the proper execution of this Convention and of its own decisions;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.m (m) to review every five years the implementation of this Convention with particular reference to the performance of the system for the calculation of levies and the contribution mechanism for domestic trade; and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.n (n) to perform such other functions as are allocated to it under this Convention or are otherwise necessary for the proper operation of the HNS Fund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30 Article 30
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.1 1. The Director shall be the chief administrative officer of the HNS Fund. Subject to the instructions given by the Assembly, the Director shall perform those functions which are assigned to the Director by this Convention, the internal regulations of the HNS Fund and the Assembly.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2 2. The Director shall in particular:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.a (a) appoint the personnel required for the administration of the HNS Fund;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.b (b) take all appropriate measures with a view to the proper administration of the assets of the HNS Fund;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.c (c) collect the contributions due under this Convention while observing in particular the provisions of Article 22, paragraph 2;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.d (d) to the extent necessary to deal with claims against the HNS Fund and to carry out the other functions of the HNS Fund, employ the services of legal, financial and other experts;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.e (e) take all appropriate measures for dealing with claims against the HNS Fund, within the limits and on conditions to be laid down in the internal regulations of the HNS Fund, including the final settlement of claims without the prior approval of the Assembly where these regulations so provide;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.f (f) prepare and submit to the Assembly the financial statements and budget estimates for each calendar year;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.g (g) prepare, in consultation with the President of the Assembly, and publish a report on the activities of the HNS Fund during the previous calendar year; and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.h (h) prepare, collect and circulate the documents and information which may be required for the work of the Assembly and subsidiary bodies.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39 Article 39
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.1 1. Subject to the subsequent provisions of this Article, any action against the HNS Fund for compensation under Article 14 shall be brought only before a court having jurisdiction under Article 38 in respect of actions against the owner who is liable for damage caused by the relevant incident or before a court in a State Party which would have been competent if an owner had been liable.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.2 2. In the event that the ship carrying the hazardous or noxious substances which caused the damage has not been identified, the provisions of Article 38, paragraph 1, shall apply mutatis mutandis to actions against the HNS Fund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.3 3. Each State Party shall ensure that its courts have jurisdiction to entertain such actions against the HNS Fund as are referred to in paragraph 1.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.4 4. Where an action for compensation for damage has been brought before a court against the owner or the owner's guarantor, such court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any action against the HNS Fund for compensation under the provisions of Article 14 in respect of the same damage.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.5 5. Each State Party shall ensure that the HNS Fund shall have the right to intervene as a party to any legal proceedings instituted in accordance with this Convention before a competent court of that State against the owner or the owner's guarantor.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.6 6. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph 7, the HNS Fund shall not be bound by any judgement or decision in proceedings to which it has not been a party or by any settlement to which it is not a party.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.7 7. Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 5, where an action under this Convention for compensation for damage has been brought against an owner or the owner's guarantor before a competent court in a State Party, each party to the proceedings shall be entitled under the national law of that State to notify the HNS Fund of the proceedings. Where such notification has been made in accordance with the formalities required by the law of the court seized and in such time and in such a manner that the HNS Fund has in fact been in a position effectively to intervene as a party to the proceedings, any judgement rendered by the court in such proceedings shall, after it has become final and enforceable in the State where the judgement was given, become binding upon the HNS Fund in the sense that the facts and findings in that judgement may not be disputed by the HNS Fund even if the HNS Fund has not actually intervened in the proceedings.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Chap.3 CHAPTER III
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.12 Article XII
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.12.1 1. Any dispute which may arise between two or more Parties with respect to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement shall be subject to negotiation between the Parties involved in the dispute, or to mediation or conciliation by a third party if this is acceptable to the Parties concerned.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.12.2 2. If the dispute cannot be resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, the Parties may by mutual consent submit the dispute to arbitration or judicial settlement. The Parties submitting the dispute shall be bound by the arbitral or judicial decision.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.16 ARTICLE XVI
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.16.1 1. Any Party may consult with one or more other Parties about any dispute related to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Convention to reach a solution satisfactory to all parties to the dispute as quickly as possible.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.16.2 2. If a dispute is not settled through such consultation within a reasonable period, the Parties in question shall consult among themselves as soon as possible in order to settle the dispute through any peaceful means they may decide upon in accordance with international law, including, where appropriate, those provided for in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.17 Article 17
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.17.1 1. If a communication is made under Article 15 that implementation of the planned measures would be inconsistent with the provisions of Articles 5 or 7, the notifying State and the State making the communication shall enter into consultations and, if necessary, negotiations with a view to arriving at an equitable resolution of the situation.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.17.2 2. The consultations and negotiations shall be conducted on the basis that each State must in good faith pay reasonable regard to the rights and legitimate interests of the other State.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.17.3 3. During the course of the consultations and negotiations, the notifying State shall, if so requested by the notified State at the time it makes the communication, refrain from implementing or permitting the implementation of the planned measures for a period of six months unless otherwise agreed.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.18 Article 18
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.18.1 1. If a watercourse State has reasonable grounds to believe that another watercourse State is planning measures that may have a significant adverse effect upon it, the former State may request the latter to apply the provisions of Article 12. The request shall be accompanied by a documented explanation setting forth its grounds.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.18.2 2. In the event that the State planning the measures nevertheless finds that it is not under an obligation to provide a notification under Article 12, it shall so inform the other State, providing a documented explanation setting forth the reasons for such finding. If this finding does not satisfy the other State, the two States shall, at the request of that other State, promptly enter into consultations and negotiations in the manner indicated in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 17.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.18.3 3. During the course of the consultations and negotiations, the State planning the measures shall, if so requested by the other State at the time it requests the initiation of consultations and negotiations, refrain from implementing or permitting the implementation of those measures for a period of six months unless otherwise agreed.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33 Article 33
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.1 1. In the event of a dispute between two or more Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the present Convention, the Parties concerned shall, in the absence of an applicable agreement between them, seek a settlement of the dispute by peaceful means in accordance with the following provisions.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.10 10. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the present Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party which is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the Depositary that, in respect of any dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 2, it recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.10.a (a) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice; and/or
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.10.b (b) Arbitration by an arbitral tribunal established and operating, unless the parties to the dispute otherwise agreed, in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Annex to the present Convention.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot reach agreement by negotiation requested by one of them, they may jointly seek the good offices of, or request mediation or conciliation by, a third party, or make use, as appropriate, of any joint watercourse institutions that may have been established by them or agree to submit the dispute to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.3 3. Subject to the operation of paragraph 10, if after six months from the time of the request for negotiations referred to in paragraph 2, the Parties concerned have not been able to settle their dispute through negotiation or any other means referred to in paragraph 2, the dispute shall be submitted, at the request of any of the parties to the dispute, to impartial fact-finding in accordance with paragraphs 4 to 9, unless the Parties otherwise agree.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.4 4. A Fact-finding Commission shall be established, composed of one member nominated by each Party concerned and in addition a member not having the nationality of any of the Parties concerned chosen by the nominated members who shall serve as Chairman.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.5 5. If the members nominated by the Parties are unable to agree on a Chairman within three months of the request for the establishment of the Commission, any Party concerned may request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint the Chairman who shall not have the nationality of any of the parties to the dispute or of any riparian State of the watercourse concerned. If one of the Parties fails to nominate a member within three months of the initial request pursuant to paragraph 3, any other Party concerned may request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint a person who shall not have the nationality of any of the parties to the dispute or of any riparian State of the watercourse concerned. The person so appointed shall constitute a single-member Commission.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.6 6. The Commission shall determine its own procedure.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.7 7. The Parties concerned have the obligation to provide the Commission with such information as it may require and, on request, to permit the Commission to have access to their respective territory and to inspect any facilities, plant, equipment, construction or natural feature relevant for the purpose of its inquiry.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.8 8. The Commission shall adopt its report by a majority vote, unless it is a single-member Commission, and shall submit that report to the Parties concerned setting forth its findings and the reasons therefore and such recommendations as it deems appropriate for an equitable solution of the dispute, which the Parties concerned shall consider in good faith.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.9 9. The expenses of the Commission shall be borne equally by the Parties concerned.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.38 ARTICLE 38. RESOLUTION OF DISAGREEMENTS
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.38.1x In the event of a disagreement between two or more Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the Contracting Parties shall consult within the framework of a meeting of the Contracting Parties with a view to resolving the disagreement. In the event that the consultations prove unproductive, recourse can be made to the mediation, conciliation and arbitration mechanisms provided for in international law, including the rules and practices prevailing within the IAEA.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.20 Article XX Settlement of Disputes
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.20.1 1. The Parties shall cooperate in order to prevent disputes. Any Party may consult with one or more other Parties about any dispute related to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Agreement to reach a solution satisfactory to all as quickly as possible.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.20.2 2. If a dispute is not settled through such consultation within a reasonable period, the Parties in question shall consult among themselves as soon as possible in order to settle the dispute through any peaceful means they may decide upon in accordance with international law.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.11 Article 11
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.11.1x Compliance by each Party with its obligations under the present Protocol shall be reviewed regularly. The Implementation Committee established by decision 1997/2 of the Executive Body at its fifteenth session shall carry out such reviews and report to the Parties meeting within the Executive Body in accordance with the terms of the annex to that decision, including any amendments thereto.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12 Article 12
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.1 1. In the event of a dispute between any two or more Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the present Protocol, the Parties concerned shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation or any other peaceful means of their own choice. The parties to the dispute shall inform the Executive Body of their dispute.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.2 2. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the present Protocol, or at anytime thereafter, a Party which is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the Depositary that, in respect of any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Protocol, it recognizes one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.2.a (a) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice;
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.2.b (b) Arbitration in accordance with procedures to be adopted by the Parties at a session of the Executive Body, as soon as practicable, in an annex on arbitration. A Party which is a regional economic integration organization may make a declaration with like effect in relation to arbitration in accordance with the procedures referred to in subparagraph (b) above.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.3 3. A declaration made under paragraph 2 above shall remain in force until it expires in accordance with its terms or until three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the Depositary.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.4 4. A new declaration, a notice of revocation or the expiry of a declaration shall not in any way affect proceedings pending before the International Court of Justice or the arbitral tribunal, unless the parties to the dispute agree otherwise.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.5 5. Except in a case where the parties to a dispute have accepted the same means of dispute settlement under paragraph 2, if after twelve months following notification by one Party to another that a dispute exists between them, the Parties concerned have not been able to settle their dispute through the means mentioned in paragraph 1 above, the dispute shall be submitted, at the request of any of the parties to the dispute, to conciliation.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.6 6. For the purpose of paragraph 5, a conciliation commission shall be created. The commission shall be composed of equal numbers of members appointed by each Party concerned or, where the Parties in conciliation share the same interest, by the group sharing that interest, and a chairperson chosen jointly by the members so appointed. The commission shall render a recommendatory award, which the Parties shall consider in good faith.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.16 Article 16
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.16.1 1. If a dispute arises between two or more Parties about the interpretation or application of this Convention, they shall seek a solution by negotiation or by any other means of dispute settlement acceptable to the parties to the dispute.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.16.2 2. When signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party may declare in writing to the Depositary that, for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 above, it accepts one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.16.2.a (a) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.16.2.b (b) Arbitration in accordance with the procedure set out in annex II.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.16.3 3. If the parties to the dispute have accepted both means of dispute settlement referred to in paragraph 2 above, the dispute may be submitted only to the International Court of Justice, unless the parties agree otherwise.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9 Article 9
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.1 1. Each Party shall, within the framework of its national legislation, ensure that any person who considers that his or her request for information under article 4 has been ignored, wrongfully refused, whether in part or in full, inadequately answered, or otherwise not dealt with in accordance with the provisions of that article, has access to a review procedure before a court of law or another independent and impartial body established by law.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.1.ax In the circumstances where a Party provides for such a review by a court of law, it shall ensure that such a person also has access to an expeditious procedure established by law that is free of charge or inexpensive for reconsideration by a public authority or review by an independent and impartial body other than a court of law.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.1.bx Final decisions under this paragraph 1 shall be binding on the public authority holding the information. Reasons shall be stated in writing, at least where access to information is refused under this paragraph.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.2 2. Each Party shall, within the framework of its national legislation, ensure that members of the public concerned
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.2.a (a) Having a sufficient interest or, alternatively,
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.2.b (b) Maintaining impairment of a right, where the administrative procedural law of a Party requires this as a precondition, have access to a review procedure before a court of law and/ or another independent and impartial body established by law, to challenge the substantive and procedural legality of any decision, act or omission subject to the provisions of article 6 and, where so provided for under national law and without prejudice to paragraph 3 below, of other relevant provisions of this Convention.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.2.b.iix The provisions of this paragraph 2 shall not exclude the possibility of a preliminary review procedure before an administrative authority and shall not affect the requirement of exhaustion of administrative review procedures prior to recourse to judicial review procedures, where such a requirement exists under national law.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.2.b.ix What constitutes a sufficient interest and impairment of a right shall be determined in accordance with the requirements of national law and consistently with the objective of giving the public concerned wide access to justice within the scope of this Convention. To this end, the interest of any non-governmental organization meeting the requirements referred to in article 2, paragraph 5, shall be deemed sufficient for the purpose of subparagraph (a) above. Such organizations shall also be deemed to have rights capable of being impaired for the purpose of subparagraph (b) above.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.3 3. In addition and without prejudice to the review procedures referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 above, each Party shall ensure that, where they meet the criteria, if any, laid down in its national law, members of the public have access to administrative or judicial procedures to challenge acts and omissions by private persons and public authorities which contravene provisions of its national law relating to the environment.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.4 4. In addition and without prejudice to paragraph 1 above, the procedures referred to in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 above shall provide adequate and effective remedies, including injunctive relief as appropriate, and be fair, equitable, timely and not prohibitively expensive. Decisions under this article shall be given or recorded in writing. Decisions of courts, and whenever possible of other bodies, shall be publicly accessible.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.9.5 5. In order to further the effectiveness of the provisions of this article, each Party shall ensure that information is provided to the public on access to administrative and judicial review procedures and shall consider the establishment of appropriate assistance mechanisms to remove or reduce financial and other barriers to access to justice.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.16 Article 16 Settlement of disputes
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.16.1 1. If a dispute arises between Contracting Parties regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, the Parties concerned shall seek a solution through negotiation or any other form of dispute settlement acceptable to them.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.16.2 2. If the dispute cannot be settled in this manner, it shall, unless the Parties to the dispute decide otherwise, be submitted, at the request of one of them, to arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Annex to this Convention, which shall form an integral part thereof.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.20 Article 20
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.20.1 1. If a dispute arises between two or more Parties about the interpretation or application of this Protocol, they shall seek a solution by negotiation or by any other means of dispute settlement acceptable to the parties to the dispute.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.20.2 2. When signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Protocol, or at any time thereafter, a Party may declare in writing to the Depositary that for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article, it accepts one of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.20.2.a (a) Where the Parties are Parties to the Convention, and have accepted as compulsory in relation to each other one or both of the means of dispute settlement provided in the Convention, the settlement of the dispute in accordance with the provisions of the Convention for the settlement of disputes arising in connection with the Convention;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.20.2.b (b) In any other case, the submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice, unless the Parties agree to arbitration or some other form of dispute resolution.
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.16 Article XVI: Interpretation and Settlement of Disputes
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.16.1x Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement, if not settled by the Commission, shall be referred to a committee composed of one member appointed by each of the parties to the dispute, and in addition an independent chairperson chosen by the members of the committee. The recommendations of such a committee, while not binding in character, shall become the basis for renewed consideration by the parties concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose. If, as the result of this procedure, the dispute is not settled, it shall be referred to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the Statute of the Court, unless the parties to the dispute agree to another method of settlement.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.31 Article 31 Procedures for the settlement of disputes
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.31.1x The provisions relating to the settlement of disputes set out in Part VIII of the Agreement apply, mutatis mutandis , to any dispute between members of the Commission, whether or not they are also Parties to the Agreement.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Part.10 PART X NON-PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.22 ARTICLE XXII
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.22.1x Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement not settled by the Commission shall be referred to a Committee composed of one member appointed by each of the parties to the dispute and an independent Chairperson chosen by the members of this Committee. The recommendations of the Committee, while not binding in character, shall serve as the basis for renewed consideration by the parties concerned of the matter that occasioned the dispute. If this procedure fails to lead to settlement, the dispute shall be referred to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the Statute of the Court, unless the parties to the dispute agree to another method of settlement.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23 Article 23 Implementation
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1 1. Conservation and management and control measures adopted by the Commission shall become binding on the Contracting Parties in the following manner:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.a (a) the Executive Secretary shall notify promptly in writing all Contracting Parties of such a measure following its adoption by the Commission;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.b (b) the measure shall become binding upon all Contracting Parties 60 days after notification by the Secretariat of the measure's adoption by the Commission, pursuant to subparagraph (a), unless otherwise specified in the measure;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.c (c) if a Contracting Party, within 60 days following the notification specified in subparagraph (a), notifies the Commission that it is unable to accept a measure, that measure shall not, to the extent stated, be binding upon that Contracting Party; however, the measure shall remain binding on all other Contracting Parties unless the Commission decides otherwise;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.d (d) any Contracting Party which makes a notification under subparagraph (c) shall at the same time provide a written explanation of its reasons for making the notification and, where appropriate, its proposals for alternative measures which the Contracting Party is going to implement. The explanation shall specify inter alia whether the basis for the notification is that:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.d.i (i) the Contracting Party considers that the measure is inconsistent with the provisions of this Convention;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.d.ii (ii) the Contracting Party cannot practicably comply with the measure;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.d.iii (iii) the measure unjustifiably discriminates in form or in fact against the Contracting Party; or
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.d.iv (iv) other special circumstances apply;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.e (e) the Executive Secretary shall promptly circulate to all Contracting Parties details of any notification and explanation received in accordance with subparagraphs (c) and (d);
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.f (f) in the event that any Contracting Party invokes the procedure set out in subparagraphs (c) and (d), the Commission shall meet at the request of any other Contracting Party to review the measure. At the time of such a meeting and within 30 days following the meeting, any Contracting Party shall have the right to notify the Commission that it is no longer able to accept the measure, in which case that Contracting Party shall no longer be bound by the measure; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.1.g (g) pending the conclusions of a review meeting called in accordance with subparagraph (f), any Contracting Party may request an ad hoc expert panel established in accordance with Article 24 to make recommendations on any interim measures following the invocation of the procedures pursuant to subparagraphs (c) and (d) which may be necessary in respect of the measure to be reviewed. Subject to paragraph 3, such interim measures shall be binding on all Contracting Parties if all Contracting Parties (other than those who have indicated that they are unable to accept the measure, pursuant to subparagraphs (c) and (d)) agree that the long term sustainability of the stocks covered by this Convention will be undermined in the absence of such measures.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.2 2. Any Contracting Party which invokes the procedure set out in paragraph 1 may at any time withdraw its notification of non-acceptance and become bound by the measure immediately if it is already in effect or at such time as it may come into effect under this article.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.23.3 3. This article is without prejudice to the right of any Contracting Party to invoke the dispute settlement procedures set out in Article 24 in respect of a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, in the event that all other methods to settle the dispute, including the procedures set out in this article, have been exhausted.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.24 Article 24 Dispute settlement
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.24.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall cooperate in order to prevent disputes.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.24.2 2. If any dispute arises between two or more Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Convention, those Contracting Parties shall consult among themselves with a view to resolving the dispute, or to having the dispute resolved by negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement or other peaceful means of their own choice.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.24.3 3. In cases where a dispute between two or more Contracting Parties is of a technical nature, and the Contracting Parties are unable to resolve the dispute among themselves, they may refer the dispute to an ad hoc expert panel established in accordance with procedures adopted by the Commission at its first meeting. The panel shall confer with the Contracting Parties concerned and shall endeavour to resolve the dispute expeditiously without recourse to binding procedures for the settlement of disputes.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.24.4 4. Where a dispute is not referred for settlement within a reasonable time of the consultations referred to in paragraph 2, or where a dispute is not resolved by recourse to other means referred to in this article within a reasonable time, such dispute shall, at the request of any party to the dispute, be submitted for binding decision in accordance with procedures for the settlement of disputes provided in Part XV of the 1982 Convention or, where the dispute concerns one or more straddling stocks, by provisions set out in Part VIII of the 1995 Agreement. The relevant part of the 1982 Convention and the 1995 Agreement shall apply whether or not the parties to the dispute are also Parties to these instruments.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.24.5 5. A court, tribunal or panel to which any dispute has been submitted under this article shall apply the relevant provisions of this Convention, of the 1982 Convention, of the 1995 Agreement, as well as generally accepted standards for the conservation and management of living marine resources and other rules of international law, compatible with the 1982 Convention and the 1995 Agreement, with a view to ensuring the conservation of the fish stocks concerned.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6 Article 6 The Commission
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall be a member of the Commission.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.10 10. Taking account of Articles 116-119 of the 1982 Convention, the Commission may draw the attention of any State or fishing entity which is a non-party to this Convention to any activity which in the opinion of the Commission affects implementation of the objective of this Convention.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.11 11. The Commission shall draw the attention of all Contracting Parties to any activity which in the opinion of the Commission undermines:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.11.a (a) the implementation by a Contracting Party of the objective of this Convention, or the compliance of that Contracting Party with its obligations under this Convention; or
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.11.b (b) the compliance of that Contracting Party with its obligations under this Convention.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.12 12. The Commission shall take account of measures established by other organisations which affect living marine resources in the Convention Area, and, without prejudice to the objective of this Convention, shall seek to ensure consistency with such measures.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.13 13. If the Commission determines that a Contracting Party has ceased to participate in the work of the Organisation, the Commission shall consult with the Contracting Party concerned and may take a decision to address the matter, as it deems appropriate.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.2 2. Each member shall appoint one representative to the Commission who may be accompanied by alternate representatives and advisers.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3 3. The functions of the Commission shall be to:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.a (a) identify conservation and management needs;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.b (b) formulate and adopt conservation and management measures;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.c (c) determine total allowable catches and/or levels of fishing effort, taking into account total fishing mortality, including of non-target species;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.d (d) determine the nature and extent of participation in fishing;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.e (e) keep under review the status of stocks and gather, analyse and disseminate relevant information on stocks;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.f (f) encourage, promote and, where appropriate by agreement, coordinate scientific research on fishery resources within the Convention Area and in adjacent waters under national jurisdiction;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.g (g) manage stocks on the basis of the precautionary approach to be developed in accordance with Article 7;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.h (h) establish appropriate cooperative mechanisms for effective monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.i (i) adopt measures concerning control and enforcement within the Convention Area;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.j (j) develop measures for the conduct of fishing for scientific research purposes;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.k (k) develop rules for the collection, submission, verification of, access to and use of data;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.l (l) compile and disseminate accurate and complete statistical data to ensure that the best scientific advice is available, while maintaining confidentiality, where appropriate;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.m (m) direct the Compliance and Scientific Committees, other subsidiary bodies, and the Secretariat;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.n (n) approve the budget of the Organisation; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.o (o) carry out such other activities as may be necessary to fulfil its functions.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.4 4. The Commission shall adopt its rules of procedure.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.5 5. The Commission shall adopt measures, in accordance with international law, to promote compliance by vessels flying the flag of non-parties to this Convention with measures agreed by the Commission.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.6 6. The Commission shall take full account of the recommendations and advice from the Scientific and Compliance Committees in formulating its decisions. The Commission shall, in particular, take full account of the biological unity and other biological characteristics of the stocks.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.7 7. The Commission shall publish its conservation and management and control measures which are in force, and, as far as practicable, shall maintain records of other conservation and management measures in force in the Convention Area.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8 8. The measures referred to in paragraph 3 may include the following:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.a (a) the quantity of any species which may be caught;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.b (b) the areas and periods in which fishing may occur;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.c (c) the size and sex of any species which may be taken;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.d (d) the fishing gear and technology which may be used;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.e (e) the level of fishing effort, including vessel numbers, types and sizes, which may be used;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.f (f) the designation of regions and sub-regions;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.g (g) other measures regulating fisheries with the objective of protecting any species; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.h (h) other measures the Commission considers necessary to meet the objective of this Convention.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.9 9. Conservation and management and control measures adopted by the Commission in accordance with this Convention shall become effective in accordance with Article 23.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18 Article 18
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.1 1. Parties shall settle any dispute between them concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention through negotiation or other peaceful means of their own choice.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.2 2. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party that is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the depositary that, with respect to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, it recognizes one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.2.a (a) Arbitration in accordance with procedures to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties in an annex as soon as practicable;
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.2.b (b) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.3 3. A Party that is a regional economic integration organization may make a declaration with like effect in relation to arbitration in accordance with the procedure referred to in paragraph 2 (a).
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.4 4. A declaration made pursuant to paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 shall remain in force until it expires in accordance with its terms or until three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the depositary.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.5 5. The expiry of a declaration, a notice of revocation or a new declaration shall not in any way affect proceedings pending before an arbitral tribunal or the International Court of Justice unless the parties to the dispute otherwise agree.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.6 6. If the parties to a dispute have not accepted the same or any procedure pursuant to paragraph 2, and if they have not been able to settle their dispute within twelve months following notification by one party to another that a dispute exists between them, the dispute shall be submitted to a conciliation commission at the request of any party to the dispute. The conciliation commission shall render a report with recommendations. Additional procedures relating to the conciliation commission shall be included in an annex to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties no later than at its second meeting.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14 ARTICLE XIV
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.1 1. Parties shall co-operate in order to avoid disputes.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.2 2. Where a dispute between two or more Parties is agreed to be of a technical nature, the Parties shall confer with each other and the Chair of the Advisory Committee with a view to resolving the dispute amicably. Where the Parties are unable to resolve the dispute within twelve months of the Chair having been informed in writing of the dispute by one of the parties, and prolongation of the dispute could, in the view of the Chair, have an adverse effect on the conservation status of albatrosses and petrels listed in this Agreement, they shall refer the dispute to a technical arbitration panel.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.3 3. The technical arbitration panel shall be established by the Chair of the Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Parties in dispute, and shall be drawn from members of the Advisory Committee, and such other experts as necessary. The panel shall confer with the Parties in dispute and endeavour to reach a final decision within five months of establishment of the panel. That decision shall be binding on the Parties in dispute.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.4 4. The procedures relating to technical arbitration panels and other procedures to resolve disputes shall be determined by the Meeting of the Parties.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.5 5. Any other dispute, that may arise between two or more Parties with respect specifically to the interpretation or application of this Agreement, shall be subject to the provisions of Article XIII of the Convention, which shall apply whether or not the Parties to the dispute are also Parties to the Convention.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.6 6. This Article does not preclude the application of the dispute settlement provisions of any other treaty in force between the Parties in dispute in relation to disputes covered by those provisions.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.14 ARTICLE 14
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.14.1x Parties shall settle any dispute between them concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.22 Article 22 - Settlement of Disputes
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.22.1 22.1 In the event of a dispute between Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Treaty, the parties concerned shall seek solutions by negotiation.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.22.2 22.2 If the parties concerned cannot reach agreement by negotiation, they may jointly seek the good offices of, or request mediation by, a third party.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.22.3 22.3 When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Treaty, or at any time thereafter, a Contracting Party may declare in writing to the Depositary that for a dispute not resolved in accordance with Article 22.1 or Article 22.2 above, it accepts one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory:
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.22.3.a (a) Arbitration in accordance with the procedure laid down in Part 1 of Annex II to this Treaty;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.22.3.b (b) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.22.4 22.4 If the parties to the dispute have not, in accordance with Article 22.3 above, accepted the same or any procedure, the dispute shall be submitted to conciliation in accordance with Part 2 of Annex II to this Treaty unless the parties otherwise agree.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.25 ARTICLE 25
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.25.1x In the event of a dispute between Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the Contracting Parties concerned shall seek solution by negotiation or any other mechanism for the peaceful settlement of disputes established by international law.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.27 Article 27
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.27.1x Any dispute between Parties as to the interpretation or application of, or compliance with, this Agreement or any protocol thereto, shall be settled amicably by consultation or negotiation.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Sect.6 PART VI. FINAL CLAUSES
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15 Article 15
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.1 (1) Any dispute between the Parties concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement shall be settled amicably through consultation and negotiations between the Parties.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.2 (2) Where the dispute has not been settled within one year, from the date upon which such negotiations were requested, it may be submitted to arbitration by either Party. If the disputing parties do not agree on the subject matter of the dispute, the arbitral tribunal shall determine the subject matter.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3 (3) The arbitration shall operate according to the following rules:
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.a (a) The number of arbitrators shall amount to a total of three.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.b (b) The Parties initiating the arbitration shall appoint one arbitrator and the other Party or Parties shall appoint one other arbitrator. The aforesaid two arbitrators shall jointly designate a third arbitrator who shall chair the arbitral tribunal.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.c (c) The arbitrators shall be appointed within a threemonth period. Should the time limit elapse and any one of the disputing parties have not appointed any arbitrator, the arbitrator shall be appointed by the President of the SADC Tribunal at the request of a Party. Pending the establishment and entering into operation of the SADC Tribunal the aforementioned appointment shall be made by the President of the International Court of Justice.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.d (d) In case of a dispute between the arbitrators designated by the disputing parties as to the designation, within two months, of the final arbitrator, the latter shall be designated by the President of the SADC Tribunal at the request of a Party. Pending the establishment and entering into operation of the SADC Tribunal the aforementioned designation shall be made by the President of the International Court of Justice.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.e (e) Based on International Law and in particular on the basis of this Agreement, the rules of procedure to be followed by the arbitral tribunal shall be decided by the tribunal, who shall also determine the distribution between the disputing parties of the costs of the arbitration.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.f (f) The arbitral tribunal shall render its decisions in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and International Law.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.g (g) The arbitral tribunal may, at the request of one of the disputing parties, recommend interim measures of protection.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.h (h) Decisions of the arbitral tribunal, both on procedure and substance, shall be taken by a majority vote of its members.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.i (i) The arbitral award shall be submitted in writing and shall be signed by all arbitrators.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.j (j) The arbitral award shall be final and binding.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9 Article IX SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.1 1. If there is any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, or if a contracting Government considers that any action by another contracting Government is in conflict with the obligations of the latter under Articles V and VI of this Convention, especially regarding the basis of prohibiting or restricting the imports of plants or plant products coming from its territories, the Government or Governments concerned may request the Director-General of FAO to appoint a committee to consider the question in dispute.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.2 2. The Director-General of FAO shall thereupon, after consultation with the Governments concerned, appoint a committee of experts which shall include representatives of those Governments. This committee shall consider the question in dispute, taking into account all documents and other forms of evidence submitted by the Governments concerned. This committee shall submit a report to the Director-General of FAO who shall transmit it to the Governments concerned, and to other contracting Governments.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.3 3. The contracting Governments agree that the recommendations of such a committee, while not binding in character, will become the basis for renewed consideration by the Governments concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.4 4. The Governments concerned shall share equally the expenses of the experts.
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Art.26 Article 26
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Art.26.1 1. In case of a dispute between Contracting Parties as to the interpretation or application of this Convention, they should seek a solution by negotiation. If the Parties concerned cannot reach agreement they should seek the good offices of or jointly request mediation by a third Contracting Party, a qualified international organization or a qualified person.
4291 Amendments to the Convention On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Of The Baltic Sea Area (Annex IV; Regulations 4-13) Art.26.2 2. If the Parties concerned have not been able to resolve their dispute through negotiation or have been unable to agree on measures as described above, such disputes shall be, upon common agreement, submitted to an ad hoc arbitration tribunal, to a permanent arbitration tribunal, or to the International Court of Justice.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.23 Article 23.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.23.1x In the absence of agreement between States, all differences which might arise between member States in relation to matters of interpretation or the implementation of the present convention shall be resolved by discussion and mediation. In the absence of agreement, the member States shall inform the Commission of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Organisation of African Unity. As a last resort the member States shall seek the assistance of the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19 Article 19
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19.1 1. Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement which cannot be settled by negotiation, conciliation or similar means may be referred by any party to the dispute to the Governing Council for its recommendation. Failing settlement of the dispute, the matter shall be submitted to an arbitral tribunal consisting of three arbitrators. The parties to the dispute shall appoint one arbitrator each; the two arbitrators so appointed shall designate by mutual consent the third arbitrator, who shall be the President of the tribunal. If one of the Parties does not appoint an arbitrator within two months of the appointment of the first arbitrator, or if the President of the arbitral tribunal has not been designated within two months of the appointment of the second arbitrator, the Chairman of the Governing Council shall designate the arbitrator or the President, as the case may be, within a further two-month period.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19.2 2. The proceedings of the arbitral tribunal shall be carried out in accordance with the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19.3 3. A Member which fails to abide by an arbitral award rendered in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and privileges of membership by a two-thirds majority of the Members.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9 Article 9
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1 1. The functions of the Governing Council shall be:
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.a (a) to determine the policy of the Organization and to approve by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members its programme of work and its budget, giving due consideration to the conclusions and recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee referred to in Article 11;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.b (b) to assess, by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members, the contribution of Members as provided in Article 13;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.c (c) to establish special funds to enable the acceptance of additional resources for the development of programmes and projects;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.d (d) to lay down general standards and guidelines for the management of the Organization;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.e (e) to evaluate the progress of work and activities of the Organization including the auditing of accounts, in accordance with policies and procedures established for the purpose by the Governing Council, and to give guidance to the Coordinator on the implementation of its decisions;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.f (f) to formulate and adopt the Financial Regulations and the Administrative Regulations, and to appoint auditors;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.g (g) to appoint the Coordinator of the Organization and to determine his conditions of service;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.h (h) to adopt rules governing the settlement of disputes, referred to in Article 19;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.i (i) to approve formal arrangements with governments as well as other organizations or institutions, including any headquarters agreement concluded between the Organization and the Host Government;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.j (j) to adopt the Staff Regulations which determine the general terms and conditions of employment of the staff;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.k (k) to approve agreements for cooperation to be concluded pursuant to Article 15; and
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.l (l) to perform all other functions that have been entrusted to it by this Agreement or that are ancillary to the accomplishment of the approved activities of the Organization.