This blog gives an overview on updates concerning international arbitration in the Peace Palace Library collection. This includes new titles of the Oxford International Arbitration Series. The series publishes books of quality and originality on subjects of practical importance in modern international arbitration, focusing on emerging topics. Further on the Research Guide on international arbitration is mentioned and the Peace Palace Library Databases on international arbitration.
Oxford International Arbitration Series
- Cox, Expropriation in Investment Treaty Arbitration, 2019.
The author offers a detailed examination of existing case law, from which common substantive principles of the international law on expropriation are drawn out. Relevant international cases from the ICJ, ECHR, and Iran-US Tribunal are considered to complement the focus on investment treaty arbitration and ICSID, NAFTA and ECT cases. The book examines the interplay between expropriation and other standards of treaty protection, such as fair and equitable treatment. The reader embarks on a thorough examination of expropriation in investment treaty arbitration, from its evolution into an accepted principle in international law today, through to current trends and a critical assessment of the relevance of expropriation in the present day.
- Sipiorski, Good Faith in International Investment Arbitration, 2019.
This book offers a comprehensive study of the principle, a frequently invoked but rarely analysed aspect of investment arbitration. It is a thorough and expansive study that considers the application of good faith by arbitral tribunals and parties in international investment disputes, encompassing both procedural and substantive aspects of good faith. Expertly negotiating a complex principle, this book diligently follows the arbitral process from jurisdiction through merits and to cost decisions, identifying the various applications of good faith in investment disputes. The author offers detailed analyses of the role of good faith in defining nationality and investor as well as in pre-dispute admissibility requirements. The study then delves into the ways the principle guides parties' arguments and informs tribunals' decisions regarding evidence, substantive protections, and costs. It further addresses the role of good faith in the behaviour of arbitrators and other actors. This is a guide for anyone wishing to understand this important principle that has accompanied the developing system of international investment law.
- Secomb, Interest in International Arbitration, 2019.
Interest plays a vital and increasing role in international arbitration proceedings, with almost every case having an element of interest involved. However, until now, the topic has received very little attention, meaning that arbitrators have had very little concrete foundation on which to judge decisions on interest awards. This book is the first authoritative guidance to address this, providing a uniform approach to the awarding of interest in international arbitration.
Research Guide on International Arbitration
This Research Guide provides a starting point for research on International (Commercial) Arbitration. It contains open access publications and legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Books, articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section including links to the PPL Catalogue when available. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest. Also check the Librarians Choices.
Databases on International Arbitration
- Global Arbitration Review : The database includes access to: news reports on recent disputes; all articles of the journal; an online Q&A resource, called GAR Know-How, which provides practitioners with a reference guide to particular dispute types, i.e., commercial arbitration, construction arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, litigation, and maritime & offshore arbitration: annual regional arbitration reviews: and, four guides, The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration, The Guide to Advocacy, The Guide to Energy Arbitrations, and The Guide to Construction Arbitration (Forthcoming).
- Kluwer Arbitration Online : A fully-searchable database of primary and secondary materials in the field of International Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration, with access to full-text downloads of materialsFully. Searching and browsing is quick and simple, as the database has been organized into the following specific arbitration categories: Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), Conventions, Countries, Model Clauses, Legislation, NY Convention Decisions, Organizations and Rules but also e-books, journals and loose-leafs. Each main category is further grouped into the regions Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Oceania.
- Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims : Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims offers headnotes and commentaries by practicioners and scholars. The content of the database, approximately 200 cases for the November 2008 launch, is peer-reviewed by an expert editorial board. It also provides translations of key passages for all non-English judgments. The database includes decisions and awards from London Court of International Arbitration, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, International Chamber of Commerce, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Permanent Court of Arbitration.
- WESTLAW International Arbitration Databases : covers a wide range of international arbitration materials, including those of international and national arbitration organizations and tribunals. For example, International Commercial Arbitration - All (database identifier ICA-ALL) combines many of the WESTLAW materials on international commercial arbitration in one database. Westlaw has also created an Arbitration tab that puts all its arbitration databases on one screen. You can also see a list of all Westlaw international arbitration databases by searching the WESTLAW Database Directory.
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Specific Cases and Decisions
- IA Reporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter): Investment Arbitration Reporter is an electronic news service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and their host governments.
- TradeLawGuide : provides full-text of official awards, decisions and other WTO documents and .notes up. WTO decisions by tracking how subsequent WTO reports, awards and decisions have considered specific passages in WTO jurisprudence. The database features a citator that collects all jurisprudence under a treaty provision for the WTO system and also offers a treaty interpretation, terms & phrases and other tools. WTO law has been referred to frequently in investor-state arbitrations in various contexts. Tribunals have explicitly found that WTO law is relevant to investor-state arbitration. Therefore the database contains a special section on WTO Law in Investment Arbitration.
- Worldtradelaw.net: legal research database for international trade law issues, providing key WTO/GATT texts and dispute decisions, summaries and analysis. You can search in the index of the World Trade Organization reports and arbitrations, articles on trade law and selected amicus submissions in WTO disputes.