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ARTICLE 28 -- SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES:

The only outstanding problem in this article is the reference mechanism to be utilized in the settlement of disputes. The Committee initially hoped to develop an annex stipulating the arbitration procedure to be used for the Convention. However, delegates abandoned the idea during this session due to the apparent inability to develop an annex by June. Nevertheless, the Committee still needs to decide whether this task should be left to the COP or whether to refer to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the text.