RELATIONS OF THE CHAMBER
WITH THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSPERSON
Procedural position of the Ombudsperson
1. Where the
a) initiates proceedings on the basis of a Report in accordance
with para. 7 of Article V of the Agreement; or
b) refers a case to the Chamber on behalf of an applicant
under para. 1 of Article VIII of the Agreement, the provisions
of these Rules relating to proceedings instituted by other
parties shall apply mutatis mutandis as if the Ombudsperson
were a party to the proceedings.
2. In the cases provided for by the first paragraph of this
Rule under (a) the Ombudsperson shall be entitled to refer
all or part of the issues raised by the original application
to the Chamber for consideration.