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The Panel of Legal Experts (PLE) of ITSO is composed of 11 lawyers, and their respective alternates, elected by the Assembly of Parties. PLE members are selected on the basis of geographical representation, and represent a wide range of legal systems (e.g., Common Law, Civil Law, Islamic Law and Chinese Law). The PLE members serve to settle legal disputes between ITSO and its member countries, or disputes between ITSO's member countries, regarding the rights and obligations under the treaty. PLE decisions are definitive and binding on all parties.