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International Commercial Arbitration Research Guide

This guide introduces researchers to primary and secondary sources for international commercial arbitration research.

Print Resources for Arbitral Awards & Court Decisions

The print resources described below include arbitral decisions and awards and/or court decisions related to international commercial arbitration.  Bear in mind that all of these resources are selective, not comprehensive, in their coverage.  Therefore, you may need to consult multiple resources to find what you are seeking.

Note carefully the dates of coverage in print.  As some of these resources have migrated online, the Georgetown Law Library has stopped collecting them in print.  If a resource is available electronically, a link to the online resource, along with the dates of coverage, is provided.

Print Resources

  • Arbitral Awards of the Cairo Regional Centre.  Vol. I (1984-1996); Vol. II (1997-2000) INTL K2400 .A54 2000
    Provides English translations or summaries of awards, plus commentary. Coverage is selective, and the awards are arranged topically. Volume I and Volume II also are available on Kluwer Arbitration.  The most recent volume, published in 2014, is only available on Kluwer Arbitration.
     
  • ASA Bulletin. Volumes 1-23 (1983-2005) INTL K2400 .A13 B8
    This quarterly journal publishes court decisions from Switzerland and landmark court decisions from other jurisdictions.  It also publishes some arbitral decisions and awards, along with news and commentary.  Much of the commentary is in English, but most awards and court decisions are in French or German.  Online access via Kluwer Arbitration (1983-present).
     
  • Digest of Case Law on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. INTL K2400 .U18 2012
    Contains summaries of court decisions from jurisdictions that have enacted the UNCITRAL model law.  A digitized, searchable copy of the digest is available on HeinOnline and also is available for download in PDF format.
     
  • Digest of Case Law on the Convention for the International Sale of Goods. INTL K1028.3198 .U53 2008
    Contains summaries of court decisions from multiple jurisdictions involving the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. An updated edition compiled in 2012 is available on HeinOnline. The updated edition also is available for download in PDF format.
     
  • ICC Int'l Court of Arbitration Bulletin. INTL K2400 .A13 I57
    This ICC publication includes extracts from significant awards issued under the ICC's arbitration rules in their original language. Awards are arranged by ICC case number. Party names are omitted, but descriptions of the parties are provided along with a brief factual summary in English.  The Library has the ICC Bulletin in print from 1990-2014.  For online access to extracts of arbitral awards published in the ICC Bulletin, connect to the ICC Dispute Resolution Library.
     
  • Int'l Arbitration Court Decisions. INTL K2400 .A54 I573 2011
    This resource reprints extracts and summaries of significant national court decisions previously published in The Stockholm International Arbitration Review and its predecessor, The Stockholm Arbitration Report. Each extract or summary is accompanied by commentary and analysis.  All content is in English or English translation and is arranged alphabetically by jurisdiction.
     
  • International Commercial Arbitration & the Courts. (4th edition) INTL K2400 .I588 2004 
    Provides citations to court decisions concerning international commercial arbitration. Content is organized by subject, with Part A focusing on procedural matters, Part B focusing on the setting aside of arbitral awards, and Part C focusing on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Use the citations to search for the full texts of decisions in the electronic resources listed elsewhere in this guide.
     
  • Lloyd's Arbitration Reports. (1988-1992) INTL K2400.A495 L569
    Selectively publishes the full texts of arbitral decisions and awards, as well as court opinions.  Focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on maritime disputes.  Includes both private party and investor-state disputes. 
     
  • Mealey's International Arbitration Report. INTL KZ200 I.5 
    This monthly publication provides news and commentary about recent developments in international commercial arbitration. In addition, it selectively publishes arbitral awards and court decisions concerning the enforcement of arbitral awards.  Also available on Lexis.
     
  • Selected Works of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Awards. Vol. I INTL K2400.A54 C48 1963-1993; Vol. II INTL K2400.A54 C48 1998
    Each volume provides English translations of selected arbitral decisions and awards issued by the CIETAC during a specified date range.  Each volume also includes a table of cases and a subject index.
     
  • World Trade and Arbitration Materials. Volumes 6-22 (1994-2010) INTL K2400 .A715.  Online access via HeinOnline (1989-2011) and Kluwer Law Online Journals (2000-present).
    Selectively publishes the full texts of arbitral awards and court decisions, as well as WTO panel and Appellate Body reports. Most of the arbitral awards selected for publication involve investor-state disputes, but many of the court decisions involve commercial disputes between private parties.
     
  • Yearbook: Commercial Arbitration.  Volumes 1-36 (1976-2011) INTL K2400.A53 Y4.  Online access: Kluwer Arbitration (1979-present).
    This annual publication includes summaries of court decisions and arbitral awards, as well as news and commentary on recent developments in international commercial arbitration, including changes to arbitration rules and national arbitration laws.

Print Collections of ICC Arbitral Awards

The volumes listed below include extracts from decisions and awards issued by the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), along with commentary in English or French.  Each volume covers a specified date range and includes both a chronological index and an analytical table, which allow you to browse for awards by date or by subject.  Note that ICC arbitral awards from 1975-2004 are available on Westlaw.

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