If such disputes cannot be settled according to the provisions of paragraph (1) within a period of three months from the date on which either party to the dispute requested amicable settlement, the Investor party to the dispute may choose to submit it for resolution:

  • (a) to the courts or administrative tribunals of the Contracting Party party to the dispute;
  • (b) in accordance with any applicable, previously agreed dispute settlement procedure; or
  • (c) in accordance with the following paragraphs of this Article.

Article 26(2)(a) should not be interpreted to require a Contracting Party to enact Part III of the Treaty into its domestic law.