® SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY TABLE OF CONTENTS PREAMBLE ..................................................................................................................................................... ! PART I Preliminary .......................................................................................................................................1 ARTICLE 1 DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................ 1 PART Ill Organisation ..................................................................................................................................2 ARTICLE 2 CONSTITUTION OF THE TRIBUNAL .................................................................................... 2 ARTICLE 3 CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION .................................................................................. 2 ARTICLE 4 NOMINATION, SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS................................... 2 ARTICLE 5 SOLEMN DECLARATION........................................................................................................ 3 ARTICLE 6 TENURE OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS ...................................................................................... 3 ARTICLE 7 THE PRESIDENT ....................................................................................................................... 4 ARTICLE 8 RESIGNATION AND TERMINATION OF OFFICE................................................................ 4 ARTICLE 9 DISQUALIFICATION OR REFUSAL....................................................................................... 4 ARTICLE 10 IMMUNITY FROM LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.......................................................................... 4 ARTICLE 11 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND SALARIES OF MEMBERS...................... 5 ARTICLE 12 REGISTRAR ............................................................................................................................... 5 ARTICLE 13 SEAT OF THE TRIBUNAL ....................................................................................................... 5 PART III Jurisdiction ....................................................................................................................................5 ARTICLE 14 ARTICLE 15 ARTICLE 16 ARTICLE 17 ARTICLE 18 ARTICLE 19 ARTICLE 20 ARTICLE 21 ARTICLE 22 BASIS OF JURISDICTION ...................................................................................................... 5 SCOPE OF JURISDICTION..................................................................................................... 6 PRELIMINARY RULINGS ...................................................................................................... 6 DISPUTES BETWEEN STATES AND COMMUNITY .......................................................... 6 DISPUTES BETWEEN NATURAL OR LEGAL PERSONS AND COMMUNITY .............. 6 DISPUTES BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND STAFF ............................................................ 7 ADVISORY............................................................................................................................... 7 APPLICABLE LAW ................................................................................................................. 7 WORKING LANGUAGES....................................................................................................... 7 PART IV Procedure Of The Tribunal..........................................................................................................7 ARTICLE 23 ARTICLE 24 ARTICLE 25 ARTICLE 26 ARTICLE 27 ARTICLE 28 ARTICLE 29 ARTICLE 30 ARTICLE 31 ARTICLE 32 ARTICLE 33 RULES OF PROCEDURES...................................................................................................... 7 DECISIONS .............................................................................................................................. 8 DEFAULT DECISIONS ........................................................................................................... 8 APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF A DECISION................................................................... 8 REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL................................................................... 8 INTERIM MEASURES............................................................................................................. 9 LEGAL COSTS......................................................................................................................... 9 APPLICATION TO BE JOINED AS A PARTY ...................................................................... 9 FEES AND LEGAL AID .......................................................................................................... 9 ENFORCEMENT AND EXECUTION..................................................................................... 9 BUDGET ................................................................................................................................. 10 PART V Final Provisions............................................................................................................................. tO ARTICLE 34 ARTICLE 35 ARTICLE 36 ARTICLE 37 ARTICLE 38 ARTICLE 39 SIGNATURE........................................................................................................................... 10 RATIFICATION ..................................................................................................................... 10 ACCESSION ........................................................................................................................... 10 AMENDMENT ....................................................................................................................... 10 ENTRY INTO FORCE............................................................................................................ 11 DEPOSITARY......................................................................................................................... 11 Protocolon Tribunal ·I·

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