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Permanent Court of Arbitration

Author(s): Vladimir Ž. Čolović
Subject(s): History of Law, International Law, Diplomatic history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: arbitration; Permanent Court of Arbitration; Conventions; states; international organizations; panel of arbitrators; Administrative Council; International Bureau; UNCITRAL
Summary/Abstract: The Permanent Court of Arbitration was established by the Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, concluded at The Hague in 1899 during the first Hague Peace Conference. The 1899 Convention was revised in 1907 at the second Hague Peace Conference. This Convention from 1907 has the same name as the 1899 Convention. The most concrete achievement of the 1899 Conference was the establishment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration – the first global mechanism for the settlement of disputes between states. But, today the Permanent Court of Arbitration provides the services for the resolution of disputes involving various combinations of states, states entities, international and intergovernmental organizations and private parties. Also, the Permanent Court of Arbitration has many commercial and investment disputes. Also, this Court provides the services for the resolution of disputes in the topic of the enviroment. The Permanent Court of Arbitration applies the Optional Rules of Procedure and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. We can say, that the Permanent Court of Arbitration applies basic rules of the arbitatration. The Permanent Court of Arbitration has a three part organizational structure consisting of an Administrative Council, a panel of independent potential arbitrators (Members of the Court) and its Secretariat known as International Bureau, headed by the Secretary General. Members of the Court are potential arbitrators appointed by member states. Each member state is entitled to nominate up to four persons. Members of the Court are appointed for a term of six years, and their appointments can be renewed. Up to now, the Permanent Court of Arbitration has about 50 disputes. The Republic of Serbia is the member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

  • Page Range: 101-121
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: Serbian