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International law courts, cases & commentary: PCA

PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration

The PCA was established by the Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, concluded at The Hague in 1899 during the first Hague Peace Conference.

Decisions of the PCA are shelved at Internat 130.

Texts specifically about the PCA & its work are at Internat 730. But students may find it worthwhile to other sections between Internat 710 and 760 which have as common theme International disputes and arbitration.

Peaceful settlement of disputes by other legal means

Chapter VI of the Charter of the United Nations starts with Article 33

  1. The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
  2. The Security Council shall, when it deems necessary, call upon the parties to settle their dispute by such means.

arbitration - the resolution of a dispute by the application of legal principles, by a third party. This process can be brought into existence by the mutual agreement and consent of both parties to do so, over the person of the arbitrator, and on the commitment to be bound by the arbitrator's findings. Arbitration is often the mechanism specified in treaties between the parties.

"inter-state arbitration"  - where both parties to a dispute are States

"mixed arbitration" - where one party is a State the other a legal person either a corporation or an individual

Some texts on topic

Some subject searches to try in SOLO:

Pacific settlement of international disputes

Arbitration, International

Peace; Arbitration

For more on commercial / investment arbitration please use guide in box below this one

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