Awards, Guidelines and Other Research

Finding and sorting through international arbitration research can be a global maze. This page provides links to some of the most useful, free sites for international arbitration research on the Internet, beginning with sites that provide access to arbitral decisions and awards, case law and related materials, and following with well-known guidelines, protocols and model laws for international arbitration.

Awards, Case Law and Related Materials

Technology Resources for Arbitration Practitioners

The International Bar Association Arb40 Subcommittee recently unveiled a new guide, Technology Resources for Arbitration Practitioners. The Guide brings together innovations in technology that can be used to assist and augment international arbitrations. The Guide summarizes eight categories of technology and their potential application to international arbitration, and lists several examples of major vendors/service providers in each category. The Guide is available exclusively online at the IBA Arbitration Committee’s webpage and will be updated continuously over time.

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

The ICSID website contains information about the ICSID Convention and its contracting states; pending and concluded cases; awards and procedural decisions; and other relevant materials.

Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

The PCA website contains information about pending cases, published awards and other documents.

Iran-US Claims Tribunal

The Iran-US Claims Tribunal website contains tribunal awards and decisions and other documents.  The database of awards and decisions requires free registration.

Investment Treaty Arbitration

Access to publicly available investment treaty awards;  information and resources relating to investment treaties and investment treaty arbitration; and links to further resources.

International Arbitration Case Law

Decisions and awards in a variety of cases, in several languages.
Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts

International case law and bibliography on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.

Digest of International Investment Jurisprudence

A digest of statements made by investment tribunals regarding international investment law.

Guidelines, Protocols and Model Laws

New York State Bar Association (PDF)


The New York State Bar Association Guidelines for the Arbitrator’s Conduct of the Pre-Hearing Phase of International Arbitrations.

Association of the Bar of the City of New York: International Commercial Disputes Committee, Arbitration Committee (PDF)


A Model Federal Arbitration Summons to Testify and Present Documentary Evidence at an Arbitration Hearing


International Bar Association (IBA) Materials


Links to the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration, the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration, the IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses, ethics materials and other free materials.


United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)


The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators list of guidelines, protocols and rules.