Article 31 - Default of a party

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, if, without showing sufficient cause:

(1) the claimant fails to communicate his statement of claim in accordance with Article 29(1), the Arbitral Panel may terminate the proceedings;
(2) the respondent fails to communicate his statement of defence in accordance with Article 29(1), the Arbitral Panel shall continue the proceedings without treating such failure in itself as an admission of the claimant's allegations; and
(3) any party fails to appear at a hearing or to produce documentary evidence, the Arbitral Panel may continue the proceedings and make the Award on the evidence before it.