International commercial arbitration is an alternative method of resolving disputes arising out of commercial transactions between private parties across national borders that allows the parties to avoid litigation in national courts. This guide identifies the best tools for locating primary sources for international commercial arbitration research, including treaties, national legislation, arbitration rules, arbitral awards, and court decisions. It also covers secondary sources, which are essential for thorough research.
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If you need assistance with international commercial arbitration research, visit the reference desk, located in the Reading Room on the second floor of the Williams Library. Or contact the library's International and Foreign Law Department by phone (202-662-4195) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students, faculty, and staff of the Georgetown Law Center may chat with a librarian online or request a research consultation.
For advice on researching the resolution of disputes between foreign investors and sovereign states, consult the Law Library's guide to International Investment Law.