The 1958 New York Convention has been called the most effective instance of international legislation in the entire history of commercial law. However, the succinct text of the Convention leaves open a host of significant and complex questions, which may be, and have been, answered in a variety of different ways; as difficult cases arise and demand solutions, they generate inconsistent outcomes... By drawing on the Convention's drafting history in great detail, this book presents a coherent account of how the most frequently recurring interrogations about the text are reflected (or not) in judicial practice. The author has studied more than 1,700 decisions rendered under the Convention since its inception in 1958 in order to provide a succinct selection of landmark cases per article. With its intense investigation of the complex reality underlying contracting States' commitment in principle and judicial application in fact, the author's judicial understanding of the Convention provides a clear conceptual framework that will help avoid outcomes at odds with the purposes of this important instrument. Lawyers and judges will rely on this book not only to situate the Convention in the national legal orders where it is intended to produce its effects, but also discover practical ways to respond to distinct questions of application.
Includes text of the convention.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Essential features The New York Convention as an instrument of international law Enforcing arbitration agreements The obligation to enforce awards Article IV : requesting enforcement of awards Resisting enforcement of awards Refusal of the enforcement of awards ex officio The trump card : Article VII(1).
K2400.A41958 P38 2016
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International B.V., .
Frederick, MD : Sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
Container of (work): Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1958 June 10)