2012 Recommended Readings

Below is a list of readings recommended by lecturers. The list will continue to expand as we receive further suggestions.

Prof. William Park (short bio) | General Course: The Role and the Rule of Law in International Arbitration (outline)






General background materials







James Castello | Special Course: A Decade of Revisions at UNCITRAL (outline)


  • Baker, S. and Davis, M., The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in Practice: The Experience of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (Kluwer 1992).
  • Caron, D., Caplan, L. and Pellonpää, M., The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2006).
  • Caron, D. and Crook, J. (eds), The Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and the Process of International Claims Resolution (Transnational Publishers 2000).
  • van Hof, J., Commentary on the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: The Application by the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (Kluwer 1991).
  • Holtzmann, H. and Neuhaus, J., A Guide to the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: Legislative History and Commentary (Kluwer 1989).
  • Zuberbühler, T., Müller, C. and Habegger, P. (eds), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration: Commentary (Kluwer/Schulthess 2005).


  • Böckstiegel, K.-H., “The Relevance of National Arbitration Law for Arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules” 1(3) J Int’l Arb. (1984).
  • Böckstiegel, K.-H., “Applying the UNCITRAL Rules: The Experience of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal’ 4 Int’l Tax and Business Lawyer 266 (1986).
  • Caron, D., “Interim Measures of Protection: Theory and Practice in Light of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal” 46 Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 465 (1986) (in English).
  • Castello, J., “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: Eight Revisions not Adopted in the 2010 UNCITRAL Rules, 28(4) ASA Bulletin 855 (2010).
  • Castello, J., “Unveiling the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules,” 65(2-3) Dispute Resolution J. (May-October 2010).
    Castello, J., “Generalizing About The Virtues Of Specificity: The Surprising Evolution Of The Longest Article In The UNCITRAL Model Law,” 6 World Arb. & Mediation Rev. 7 (2012).
  • Castello, J., and Digon, R., “Maximizing Possibilities for Joinder in International Arbitration,” in A. Rovine, ed., Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2011, pp. 104-120 (Martinus Nijhoff 2012).
  • *Castello, J., “The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules” in F. Weigand, ed., The Practioner’s Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration, ch. 16 (Oxford University Press 2009).
  • Drymer, S., “The Revised 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: New Rules / New Roles for Designating and Appointing Authorities,” 28(4) ASA Bulletin 869 (2010).
  • Kaplan, N., “Is the Need for Writing as Expressed in the New York Convention and the Model Law out of Step with Commercial Practice?” 12 Arb. Int’l 28 (1996).
  • Petrochilos, G., “Interim Measures under the Revised UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules,” 28(4) ASA Bulletin 878 (2010)
    Sanders, P., “Commentary on UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules,” II Ybk Commercial Arb.172  (1977).
  • Sanders, P., “Has the Moment Come to Revise the Arbitration Rules of UNCITRAL?” 20(3) Arb Int’l 243 (2004).
  • Schneider, M., “The Revision of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: Some Observations on the Process and the Results,” 2011 Paris J. of Int’l Arb. 903.

Source Materials

  • Iran-United States Claims Tribunal Reports (Grotius Publications 1981 –  ) (38 vols. to date)
  • UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985 & 2006 versions)
  • UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (1976 and *2010 versions)*A copy of the two asterisked items will be given out to enrolled students at the first lecture.


Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (short bio) | Special Course: Parallel Proceedings in International Arbitration (outline)

Articles and book excerpts



Eric Loquin | Sports Law Arbitration (outline)


  • Chaussard, C., Les voies de règlement des litiges sportifs, thèse Dijon, 2006, dactyl
  • Latty F., La lex sportiva, recherche sur le droit transnational, thèse Paris X, 2005, dactyl
  • Maisonneuve M., L’arbitrage des litiges sportifs, LGDL, 2011
  • Rigozzi A., L’arbitrage international en matière de sport, Helbing, Lichtenhahn, Bâle 2005
  • Simon G., Puissance sportive  et ordre juridique sportif, LGDJ, 1990


  • Buy F., “La justice sportive”, Cahiers de Droit du sport, n°2, 2005, p. 13
  • Karaquillo J-P., “Droit international du sport”, RCADI, La Haye, vol. 309, 2004, p. 9
  • Kaufmann-Kolher G., “Atlanta et l’arbitrage ou les premières expériences de la Division olympique du Tribunal arbitral du sport”, Bull. ASA, 1996, p. 433
  • Kaufmann-Kohler, G., “Nagano et l’arbitrage où vers une justice de proximité”, Bull. ASA, 1998, p. 311.
  • Loquin E., “Ethique, commerce et sport”, in Actes du colloque d’Alexandrie, avril 2005, Bruylant, 2006.
  • Loquin E., “L’utilisation  par les arbitres du TAS des principes généraux du droit et le développement d’une Lex sportiva”, in Rigozzi A. and Bernasconi M. (eds), The proceeding before the Court of arbitration for sport, Bern, Ed. Weblaw, 2007, pp. 85-108.
  • Loquin E., Simon G., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet) 2001, pp. 235-347,
  • Loquin E., Simon G., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2002, pp. 321 et s.
  • Loquin E., Simon G., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2003, pp. 263 et s.
  • Loquin E., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2004, pp. 289 et s.
  • Loquin E., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2005, pp. 1301-1337
  • Loquin E., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2007, pp. 192-254
  • Loquin E., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2008, pp. 233-309
  • Loquin E., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2009, pp. 255 et s.
  • Loquin E., Hascher D., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2010, pp. 179-246
  • Loquin E., “Chronique des sentences du Tribunal arbitral  du sport”, in Journal du Droit international (Clunet), 2011, pp. 180-246
  • Mbaye K., “Une nouvelle institution d’arbitrage, le Tribunal arbitral des sports”, Ann. Fr. dr. intern. 1984, p. 409
  • Simon G., “L’arbitrage des conflits sportifs”, Rev. arb. 1995, 185 et s.
  • Simon G., “Existe-t-il un ordre juridique du sport”, Droits, 2001, n° 33, pp. 97 et s.


W. Michael Reisman (short bio) | International Investment Law Amidst Global Change (outline)

Prof. Hi-Taek Shin | Special Course: Investment Treaty Practice of China, Japan and Korea (outline)

  • S. Hamamoto, “A Passive Player in International Investment Law: Typically Japanese?” in Bath V and Nottage L. (eds) Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia (London: Routledge, 2011), pp. 53-67.
  • S. Hamamoto, “Japan”, in W Shan, (ed.) International Congress of Comparative Law: The Protection of Foreign Investment (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012).
  • S. Hamamoto and L. Nottage, “Foreign Investment In and Out of Japan: Economic Backdrop, Domestic Law, and International Treaty-Based Investor-State Dispute Resolution” Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/145 (2010) in Transnational Dispute Management, 5 (2011)).
  • L. Nottage and K. Miles, “Revising Investor-State Arbitration Rules in Australia and Japan to Meet Public Interests”, in Nottage L. and Garnett R. (eds) International Arbitration in Australia (Sydney: Federation Press, 2010), pp. 222-52.
  • Wenhua Shan and Norah Gallagher, Chinese Investment Treaties: Policy and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • Wenhua Shan, The Legal Framework of EU-China Investment Relations: A Critical Appraisal (Hart Publishing, Oxford 2005)
  • Hi-Taek Shin, Korean chapter in Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties (C. Brown and D. Krishan eds, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • D Sugihara, “Investment Chapter of the Japan-Switzerland Free Trade Economic Partnership Agreement (JSFTEPA)” (2010) 53 Japanese Yearbook of International Law 122-148.
  • US Government Accountability Office (February 2008), “Foreign Investment: Laws and Policies Regulating Foreign Investment in 10 Countries” GAO-08-320 Washington DC.
  • S. Yanase, “Bilateral Treaties of Japan and Resolution of Disputes with Respect to Foreign Direct Investment” in van den Berg, A. (ed) International Commercial Arbitration: Important Contemporary Issues (The Hague, Kluwer, 2003).
  • Tza Yap Shum v Peru (ICSID Case No ARB/07/6, Decision on Jurisdiction and Competence of 19 June 2009, Award of 7 July 2011)
  • Tza Yap Shum v Peru (ICSID Case No ARB/07/6 Award, 7 July 2011)
  • Ekran Berhad v People’s Republic of China (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/15)
  • China Heilongjiang International Economic & Technical Cooperative Corp., et al v. Mongolia PCA Case (China/Mongolia BIT 1991)


Ricardo Feris | Workshop 1: ICC Arbitration practice (outline & Presentation)


Martina Polasek | Workshop 2: ICSID Arbitration practice (outline)

Primary Texts

  • ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules (will be provided during workshop)
  • ICSID Caseload – Statistics, Issue 2012-2 (will be provided during workshop)


  • Lucy Reed, Jan Paulsson & Nigel Blackaby, Guide To ICSID Arbitration (Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed. 2010).
  • Campbell McLachlan, Laurence Shore & Matthew Weiniger, International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles (Oxford University Press 2007)
  • Christopher Dugan, Noah D. Rubins, Don Wallace & Borzu Sabahi, Investor-State Arbitration (Oxford University Press 2008)
  • Emmanuel Gaillard, La Jurisprudence du CIRDI (2 volumes, Editions A. Pedone, 2004 and 2010)
  • Rudolph Dolzer & Christoph Schreuer, Principles of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press 2008)
  • Christoph Schreuer, Loretta Malintoppi, August Reinisch & Anthony Sinclair, The ICSID Convention: A Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed. 2009)
  • Zachary Douglas, The International Law of Investment Claims (Cambridge University Press 2009)
  • Peter Muchlinski, Federico Ortino, & Christoph Schreuer eds., The Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press 2008)
  • Emmanuel Gaillard ed., The Review of International Arbitral Awards (IAI series on international arbitration n° 6, JurisNet 2010)

Selected Articles

  • Jan Paulsson, “Arbitration Without Privity”, 10 ICSID Review—FILJ 232 (1995)
  • Christoph Schreuer, “Consent to Arbitration” (2007), available at http://www.univie.ac.at/intlaw/con_arbitr_89.pdf
  • David D. Caron, “The Interpretation of National Foreign Investment Laws as Unilateral Acts under International Law”, in Looking to the Future: Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman 649 (Martinus Nijhoff 2010)
  • Aron Broches, “Observations on the Finality of ICSID Awards”, 6 ICSID Review—FILJ 312 (1991)
  • Gabriela Alvarez Avila, “ICSID Annulment Procedure: A Balancing Exercise Between Correctness and Finality”, in Albert Jan van den Berg ed., Arbitration Advocacy in Changing Times, 15 ICCA Congress Series 289 (Kluwer Law International 2011)
  • Katia Yannaca-Small, “Annulment of ICSID Awards: Limited Scope But is there Potential?”, in Katia Yannaca-Small ed., Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements: A Guide to the Key Issues 635 (Oxford University Press 2010).
  • Christoph Schreuer, “From ICSID Annulment to Appeal, Half Way Down the Slippery Slope”, 10 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 211 (2011)

Johan Lundstedt | Workshop 3: SCC Arbitration practice (outline)

Primary texts


  • James Hope, “Why choose Stockholm”, available online at the SCC website
  • Per Runeland, “Sweden Thrives As a Neutral Arbitration Ground”
  • Annette Magnusson and Patricia Shaughnessy, “The 2007 Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce”,available online at the SCC website
  • Patricia Shaughnessy, “The New SCC Emergency Arbitrator Rules”, Chapter 33, Between East and West: Essays in Honour of Ulf Franke.

Case Law (all to be found at http://www.jpinfonet.se/Swedish-Arbitration-Portal/)

  • “Bulbank” – Judgment of the Swedish Supreme Court, T 1881-99
  • “Petrobart” – Judgment of the Swedish Supreme Court, T 2113-06
  • “Rosinvest” – Decision of the Swedish Supreme Court, Ö 2301-09
  • “Korsnas” – Judgment of the Swedish Supreme Court, T 156-09

Brooks W. Daly | Seminar: State-to-State Arbitration (outline)

Reading List

  • Brooks W. Daly, “The Permanent Court of Arbitration”, in C. Giorgetti (ed.), The Rules, Practice, and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals” (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012), pp. 37-73
  • Thomas Willing Balch, The Alabama Arbitration (Allen, Lane & Scott, 1900)
  • Robert Jennings, “The differences between conducting a case in the ICJ and in an Ad Hoc Arbitration Tribunal: An Inside View,” in Liber Amicorum Judge Shigeru Oda Vol 2., at 893 (Nisuke Ando et. al. eds., 2002).
  • Final Award of February 24, 2004, Guyana v. Suriname, Permanent Court of Arbitration.
  • Final Award of July 22, 2009, Abyei Arbitration, Permanent Court of Arbitration.
  • Brooks W. Daly, “The Abyei Arbitration: Procedural Aspects of an Intra-State Border Arbitration,” in Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 23, Issue 4, at 801 (2010).
  • Reasoned Decision on Challenge to H.E. Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood, The Republic of Mauritius v. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Reference and Further Background Reading

Renaud Sorieul | Seminar: The Role of UNCITRAL in International Arbitration (outline)

Lecture 1

  • The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
  • The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation.
  • The UNCITRAL Recommendation regarding the interpretation of article II (2), and article VII (1), of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958).
  • UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings.

Lecture 2

  • UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (1976).
  • UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2010).
    All UNCITRAL texts are available for free download here.
  • Draft UNCITRAL Recommendations to assist arbitral institutions and other interested bodies with regard to arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2012). (Contained in documents A/CN.9/746 and Addendum – Available for free download here)
  • Compilation of Comments by Governments on the draft Recommendations. (Available for free download here)
  • Reports of the fifty-third to fifty-sixth sessions Working Group II (Documents A/CN.9/712, A/CN.9/717, A/CN.9/736 and A/CN.9/741 – Available for free download here)