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Title IV: Relations of the Commision with the Court

Rule 63

1. The Commission shall assist the European Court of Human Rights in any case brought before the Court. When a case is referred to the Court the Commission shall appoint, at a plenary session, one or more delegates to take part in the consideration of the case before the Court. These delegates may be assisted by any person appointed by the Commission. In discharging their functions they shall act in accordance with such directives as they may receive from the Commission.

2. Until delegates have been appointed, the President may, if consulted by the Court, express views upon the procedure to be followed before the Court.

Rule 64

1. When, in pursuance of Article 48 a of the Convention, the Commission decides to bring a case before the Court, it shall draw up a request indicating in particular:

a. the parties to the proceedings before the Commission;

b. the date on which the Commission adopted its Report;

c. the date on which the Report was transmitted to the Committee of Ministers;

d. the object of the request;

e. the names and addresses of its delegates.

2. The Secretary of the Commission shall transmit to the Registry of the Court forty copies of the request referred to in paragraph 1 of this Rule.

Rule 65

When, in pursuance of Article 48 b, c or d of the Convention, a High Contracting Party brings a case before the Court, the Secretary of the Commission shall communicate to the Registry of the Court as soon as possible:

a. the names and addresses of the Commission's delegates;

b. any other information which the Commission may considerappropriate.

Rule 66

The Secretary to the Commission shall, as soon as the request referred to in Rule 64, paragraph 2, above, has been transmitted or the communication mentioned in Rule 33, paragraph 1 c, of the Rules of Court, has been received, file with the Registry of the Court an adequate number of copies of the Commission's Report.

Rule 67

The Commission shall communicate to the Court, at its request, any memorial, evidence, document or information concerning the case, with the exception of documents relating to the attempt to secure a friendly settlement in accordance with Article 28, paragraph 1 b, of the Convention. The communication of those documents shall be subject in each case to a decision of the Commission.

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