1. Constitution of the Tribunal
The arbitral tribunal shall be constituted as follows: . Within two months of the request of arbitration, each Party shall appoint an arbitrator. . The two arbitrators are required to select, within thirty days of the last appointment, a national of a third State, with which both Parties maintain diplomatic relations, who serves as Chairman of the tribunal. When the appointments cannot be made within these time limits, the President of the International Court of Justice might be entrusted by either Contracting Party with the responsibility of making the appointments. There are also additional provisions to cover cases when the President is a national of either Party or is otherwise prevented from fulfilling this function. . Regarding costs, each Party is required to bear the expenses of its own member of the tribunal and of its representation in the proceedings, while the costs related to the Chairman are to be paid for equally by the Parties, unless they decide otherwise. (Article 9 (3) (4) (5) (7)).
2. Procedural Rules of the Tribunal
The arbitral tribunal shall determine its own procedure. Decisions of the tribunal shall be taken by a majority of votes and shall be binding on both Parties. (Article 9 (6) (8)).
3. Applicable Law
The tribunal shall decide on the basis of the provisions of the Agreement and the general principles of international law. (Article 9 (6)).