Informational Resources

In addition to our events throughout the year, the IAA would like to provide students with resources to learn about International Arbitration on their own time. Below, you can find several links that will provide a broad overview of the field:

Guide to International Arbitration by Latham & Watkins: This guide will answer all of the fundamental questions about what arbitration is, how arbitral tribunals operate, the choice of arbitration rules, the place of arbitration, the typical steps in an arbitration, and more.

The resolution of international commercial disputes is widely administrered by several major international institutions and rulemaking bodies:

The International Court of Arbitration was established by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 1923. The Court is a leading body for handling the resolution of international disputes by arbitration. 

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides alternative dispute resolution services to individuals and organizations in the U.S., as well as abroad through its International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). 

The British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), established in 1986, ia a not-for-profit organization located in Vancouver that provides alternative dispute resolution services. 

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) is one of the world's leading organizations for international commercial dispute resolution. 

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), established in 1985, is a non-profit company that administers arbitrations and other dispute resolution activities. 

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), established in 1991, is not-for-proft organization that provides neutral arbitrations to the global business community. 

JAMS International is the largest private arbitration and mediation service in the U.S.

Many international arbitration institutions follow the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

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