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In this section of the Encyclopedia, we reproduce the full text of the most important Treaties and agreements, judicial and arbitral decisions, national legislation, international organization resolutions, and other primary documents, specially dealing with model laws. We try to provide introductory notes to all these materials.

Materials are selected for their usefulness to scholars, practitioners,business and laymen.

See Browse By Jurisdiction for national legislation in model laws, like civil codes, uniform acts, commercial codes and codes of civil procedure.

Principles / Restatements / Model laws

  • UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
  • Principles of European Contract Law – PECL
  • Principles of the Existing EC Contract Law (Acquis Principles)
  • The Most Recent Legal Principles Adopted by the Arbitral Tribunals under the Auspices of the Cairo Centre
  • Code Européen des Contrats – European Contract Code
  • A Contract Code: Drawn up on Behalf of the English Law Commission
  • American Restatement 2nd of the Law of Contracts
  • Uniform Law on the Formation of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
  • Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods
  • UNCITRAL Model Law on International commercial arbitration
  • Uniform Commercial Code (USA)
  • IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration, 2004
  • Draft Common Frame of Reference (EU) – DCFR (2008)
  • IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration 2010
  • Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) – Outline Edition (2009)

Hitoric Materials

1. Antiquity

  • EnglandÂ’s Oldest Surviving Arbitral Award (AD 118)
  • Roger Tomlin, A Five-Acre Wood in Roman Kent
  • Tillus Sassius v Muncipality of Histonium (AD 19)

2. Middle Ages

  • The Rôles d’Oléron – A Lex Mercatoria of the Sea? (ca. 1200)
  • Anonymous Writer, Colford’s Collection, in the “Little Red Book of Bristol” (late 13th century)
  • “Großer Schied” (“Great Award”) of June 28, 1258 rendered by Albertus Magnus et al. in a dispute between the City of Cologne and the Archbishop of Cologne
  • The Re-establishment of peace between Henry, the king of England, and the barons of his realm

3. Modern Times

  • Malynes, Gerard, Consuetudo, Vel Lex Mercatoria or The Ancient Law-Merchant (1st. ed., 1622)
  • Malynes, Gerard, Consuetudo, Vel Lex Mercatoria or The Ancient Law-Merchant (1st. ed., 1622), Chapther XV
  • Anthony Gibson against Edward Ferrers (December 1623)
  • Ad Hoc-Award of October 27, 1883, Owners of M/S Parthenia (Mssrs. Houlder Bros and Co.) v. The Executors of the Late Ralph Firbank
  • Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1871 (Washington Treaty)
  • Alabama Claims Arbitration Award of September 14, 1872
  • France v. Venezuela: Award of the President of the Swiss Confederation in the Case of Fabiani (December 30, 1896)
  • Ad Hoc-Award of March 29, 1900, Great Britain & United States v. Portugal
  • Lena Goldfields v. Soviet Government, Award of September 2, 1930
  • Re Polemis (Award: December 20, 1920, Judgment; May 5, 1921)
  • Goldman, Berthold, Le Monde (October 4, 1956)
  • Dawson’s Field and Cairo Excess Loss Reinsurances (April 1972)
  • Arbitration Bond (i.e. Agreement) and Award

Arbitration Rules

  • DIS Arbitration Rules 1998
  • Annex to the DIS Arbitration Rules 1998 – Supplementary Rules for Expedited Proceedings 2008
  • ICC Arbitration Rules 1998
  • Art. 7 ICC ADR Rules
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Rules
  • WIPO Arbitration Rules
  • UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules 1980, YCA 1981, 165 et seq.
  • CEDR Code of Conduct for Mediators and other Third Party Neutrals
  • ICDR International Dispute Resolution Procedures (including Mediation and Arbitration Rules)
  • UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
  • UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010 (revised)
  • Swiss Rules of International Arbitration 2006
  • Camera Arbitrale di Milano – Arbitration Rules 2010

Mediation Rules

  • DIS Mediation/Conciliation Rules, 2002
  • ICDR International Dispute Resolution Procedures (including Mediation and Arbitration Rules)
  • Camera Arbitrale di Milano, International Business Mediation Rules, October 2008.



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