5.2 Sanction notices by investigative bodies
1 The Party Concerned may lodge an appeal with the Sanction Commission against investigative body sanction notices within ten trading days. The appeal must be substantiated.
2 The investigative bodies will be invited to state their position.
3 The appeal may challenge all deficiencies relating to the investigation, to the proceedings themselves or to the sanction notice issued by the investigative bodies.
4 Appeals against sanction notices issued by investigative bodies will be ruled on by the Sanction Commission, which is accorded full cognisable authority in this regard. The Sanction Commission may refer the matter back to the responsible investigative body for regular sanction proceedings, or instruct the responsible investigative body to conduct further investigations. If the Sanction Commission opts to rule on its own, its decision need not be bound by the sanction notice.