1The member of the Commission, who is aware of a conflict of interest or of a legal hindrance for himself or for another member of the Ad Hoc Commission regarding a certain case, shall be obliged to declare the nature of interest or hindrance, not to attend the discussion of the respective case and not to participate in the decision making on the respective case.
2The member of the Commission cannot attend the preliminary verification of the legal conditions, preliminary evaluation of the professional criteria and in ranking the candidates for members of the High Judicial Council, as long as between him and the candidate the following relationship exists:
aMarital or cohabitation relationship;
bClose kin relationship, including forebears and descendants, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces, children of brothers and sisters; or
cClose in-law relationship, including father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, foundling or stepfather.