• 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 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

The Eleventh Circuit confirms the district court’s order compelling arbitration: costs of arbitration would not preclude plaintiff from arbitrating his federal statutory claims

The Eleventh Circuit confirms the district court’s order compelling arbitration: costs of arbitration would not preclude plaintiff from arbitrating his federal statutory claims

On 10 May 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit addressed the question of whether a cruise ship employee who is injured on the job, and whose employment contract contained an arbitration agreement governed by the New York Convention and Chapter 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act, can bar arbitration by showing that high costs may prevent him from effectively arbitrating his federal statutory rights. The Eleventh Circuit referred to its New York Convention precedent that suggests but does not hold that a party may only raise such public-policy defense in opposition to a motion to enforce an arbitral award and not in opposition to a motion to compel arbitration. However, the Eleventh Circuit did not need to definitively answer this question, because plaintiff failed to establish that the costs of arbitration would preclude him from arbitrating his federal statutory claims. The Eleventh Circuit, therefore, affirmed the district court’s order compelling the parties to arbitration and denied the defendant’s motion for sanctions (Suazo v. NCL (Bahamas), Ltd., No. 14-15351 (11th Cir. May 10, 2016)).

 

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirms the District Court’s judgment enforcing an arbitral award against Belize

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirms the District Court’s judgment enforcing an arbitral award against Belize

On 13 May 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the judgment of the US District Court for the District of Columbia enforcing an arbitral award against the Government of Belize (Newco Limited v. Government of Belize, No. 15-7077 (D.C. Cir. May 13, 2016)).

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