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  1. those persons who have been nominated as candidates as provided in Articles 4 and 5.
  2. If the Court includes upon the Bench no judge of the nationality of the parties, each of these parties may proceed to choose a judge as provided in paragraph 2 of this Article.
  3. The provisions of this Article shall apply to the case of Articles 26 and 29. In such cases, the President shall request one or, if necessary, two of the members of the Court forming the chamber to give place to the members of the Court of the nationality of the parties concerned, and, failing such, or if they are unable to be present, to the judges specially chosen by the parties.
  4. Should there be several parties in the same interest, they shall, for the purpose of the preceding provisions, be reckoned as one party only. Any doubt upon this point shall be settled by the decision of the Court.
  5. Judges chosen as laid down in paragraphs 2,3, and 4 of this Article shall fulfil the conditions required by Articles 2,17 (paragraph 2 ) , 20, and 24 of the present Statute. They shall take part in the decision on terms of complete equality with their colleagues.

Article 32

  1. Each member of the Court shall receive an annual salary.
  2. The President shall receive a special annual allowance.
  3. The Vice-President shall receive a special allowance for every day on which he acts as President.
  4. The judges chosen under Article 31, other than members of the Court, shall receive compensation for each^day on which they exercise their functions.
  5. These salaries, allowances, and compensation shall be fixed by the General Assembly. They may not be decreased during the term of office.
  6. The salary of the Registrar shall be fixed by the General Assembly on the proposal of the Court.
  7. Regulations made by the General Assembly shall fix the conditions under which retirement pensions may be given to members of the Court and to the Registrar, and the conditions under which members of the Court and the Registrar shall have their traveling expenses refunded.
  8. The above salaries, allowances, and compensation shall be free of all taxation.

Article 33

The expenses of the Court shall be borne by the United Nations in such a manner as shall be decided by the General Assembly.

CHAPTER II

COMPETENCE OF THE COURT

Article 34

  1. Only states may be parties in cases before the Court.
  2. The Court, subject to and in conformity with its Rules, may request of public international organizations information relevant to cases before it, and shall receive such information presented by such organizations on their own initiative.
  3. Whenever the construction of the constituent instrument of a public international organization or of an international convention adopted thereunder is in question in a case before the Court, the Registrar shall so notify the public international organization concerned and shall communicate to it copies of all the written proceedings.

Article 35

  1. The Court shall be open to the states parties to the present Statute.
  2. The conditions under which the Court shall be open to other states shall, subject to the special provisions contained in treaties in force, be laid

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