International commercial arbitration is an alternative method of resolving disputes between private parties arising out of commercial transactions conducted across national boundaries that allows the parties to avoid litigation in national courts.
This guide identifies the best tools for locating primary law materials related to international commercial arbitration, including treaties, national legislation, procedural rules, and arbitral awards. It also covers secondary sources, which are essential for conducting thorough research.
For more detailed information about the resources described above, see the Subscription Databases page of this research guide.
If you need assistance with international commercial arbitration research, visit the Research Help page of the Georgetown University Law Library's website. Or contact the Law Library's International and Foreign Law Department by phone (202-662-4195) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Georgetown Law Center students may schedule a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian.
For advice on researching the resolution of disputes between foreign investors and sovereign states, consult the Law Library's guide to International Investment Law.
Revised May 2007 (AEB)
Revised January 2011(RAS)
Link Added November 2012 (MMS)
Revised June 2015 (CHB)