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Rule 346Application of Article 7 of the Statute

1. A party who believes to have reason to object to a judge taking part in proceedings pursuant to Article 7(4) of the Statute [1] shall as soon as is reasonably practicable in the circumstances notify the President of the Court of First Instance or the President of the Court of Appeal wherever the case is pending that it objects to the judge taking part in the proceedings.

2. Any failure to notify an objection as soon as is reasonably practicable shall amount to a waiver of such objection.

3. The President concerned shall, after hearing the judge involved, decide whether the objection is valid pursuant to Article 7(2) [2] and (4) [3] of the Statute and considering the circumstances.

4, In case of any difficulty within the meaning of Article 7(5) of the Statute [4] the President conce
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[1-
(4) Any party to an action may object to a judge taking part in the proceedings on any of the grounds listed in paragraph 2 or where the judge is suspected, with good reason, of partiality.

[2-
(2)Judges may not take part in the proceedings of a case in which they:
(a)have taken part as adviser;
(b)have been a party or have acted for one of the parties;
(c)have been called upon to pronounce as a member of a court, tribunal, board of appeal, arbitration or mediation panel, a commission of inquiry or in any other capacity;
(d)have a personal or financial interest in the case or in relation to one of the parties; or
(e)are related to one of the parties or the representatives of the parties by family ties.

[3-
(4) Any party to an action may object to a judge taking part in the proceedings on any of the grounds listed in paragraph 2 or where the judge is suspected, with good reason, of partiality.

[4-
(5) Any difficulty arising as to the application of this Article shall be settled by decision of the Presidium, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure. The judge concerned shall be heard but shall not take part in the deliberations.