• The New York Arbitration Convention

    on the Recognition and Enforcement of
    Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10 June 1958

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  • The New York Arbitration Convention

    on the Recognition and Enforcement of
    Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10 June 1958

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  • The New York Arbitration Convention

    on the Recognition and Enforcement of
    Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10 June 1958

    Alt tekst hier
  • The New York Arbitration Convention

    on the Recognition and Enforcement of
    Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10 June 1958

    Alt tekst hier

The New York Convention

The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, also known as the "New York Arbitration Convention" or the "New York Convention", is one of the key instruments in international arbitration. The New York Convention applies to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and the referral by a court to arbitration.

The www.newyorkconvention.org website gives access to information regarding the New York Convention in general, its history, its intepretation and application by the courts, a bibliography, and other relevant matters such as a "draft" for a revised Convention. 

This website also provides you with easy-to-use tools to find case law on how the courts have interpreted and applied the New York Convention's provisions (more than 1750 court decisions from more than 65 countries).  The tools consist of Consolidated Lists and a Commentary.  This information is provided in association with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and kluwerarbitration.com.

The login is presently reserved for courses on the New York Convention, including the course on International Arbitration and the New York Convention at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing; the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) in Geneva; and the "New York Convention Road Show" for the judiciary in various Contracting States (most recently in Indonesia).

NYC Texts

NYC Texts

Click here for: Authentic Texts and Non-Authentic Translations of the New York Convention

 

 

Court Decisions

Court Decisions

Click here for quick access to all court decisions that are relevant to any particular issue ("Topic") that has arisen under the Convention in practice: The consolidated list of court decisions

News

Angola in the path to becoming a New York Convention Contracting State

Angola in the path to becoming a New York Convention Contracting State

Angola is currently in the process of becoming the 157th Contracting State to the New York Convention.

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US District Court for the District of Columbia: An arbitration award does not exist to be enforced if it has been lawfully ‘set aside’ by a competent authority in the foreign State in which the award was made

US District Court for the District of Columbia: An arbitration award does not exist to be enforced if it has been lawfully ‘set aside’ by a competent authority in the foreign State in which the award was made

On 9 June 2016, the US District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to confirm a foreign arbitral award which was set aside by the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration because the arbitral tribunal breached the Arbitration Rulels of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration and solicited increased fees despite being ordered not to do so. The District Court did not find the annulment repugnant to U.S. public policy and declined to enforce the award (Getma International v. The Republic of Guinea, No. 1:14-1616(RBW) (D.D.C., 9 June 2016)). The District Court previously stayed the case, pending the outcome of respondent’s attempt to have the award annulled (case summary reported on this site on 8 December 2015 “Stay of enforcement granted pending foreign annulment proceedings - In the matter of the Arbitration of Certain Controversies Between Getma International and The Republic of Guinea, United States District Court, District of Columbia, 3 November 2015”).

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