Monday, 9 July 2012
The user-friendly and freely accessible website – www.newyorkconvention1958.org – features judgments from common law jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada, India, Hong Kong, the UK and US and civil law jurisdictions such as Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Switzerland and the OHADA countries (which have subscribed to the business law system created by the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa).
Case law from other jurisdictions will be uploaded onto the website over time.
Those using the site will be able to search the judgments by jurisdiction, articles of the convention or key words. Judgments are available in their original language and – often – in English translation. An accompanying summary highlights the interpretation and application of specific provisions of the convention.
A statement put out by those responsible for coordinating the website says that for more than 50 years the New York Convention “has provided a common set of standards for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in a wide range of jurisdictions counting today 146 states”.
Contibuted by: Michel Szczepanski