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Travaux préparatoires

UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (1976)  [1]

 

Section I. Introductory rules

Section II. Composition of the arbitral tribunal

Section III. Arbitral proceedings

Section IV. The award

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Section I. Introductory rules

Scope of application (article 1) and model arbitration clause

Article 1

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.1 (14 April 1976),

  • paras 10, 24: Article 1(2);
  • para 16, 25, 26, 43, 47, 48,51, 53 to 55: Article 1(1);
  • paras 27 to 38, 49, 50, 56: Article 1(1) and (2) generally and interrelationship between 2 paragraphs.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.14 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 63 - 84: Article 1.

 

Model arbitration clause

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.1 (14 April 1976),

  • paras 44 and 45; Model arbitration clause

Notice, calculation of periods of time (article 2)

 

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.2 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 1 to 25; Article 2(1)
  • paras 4, 5,13, 26 - 30:Article 2(2)

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.14 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 85 - 102: Article 2(1) & (2).

Notice of arbitration (article 3)

 

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.2 (15 April 1976),

  • para 41: Article 3(1);
  • para 43 : Article 3(2);
  • para 40 : Article 3(3);
  • para 39: Article 3(4);
  • paras 32 to 45; Article 3 generally.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 5: Article 3(1).
  • paras 6 - 14: Article 3(2);
  • paras 15 - 18: Article 3(3);
  • paras 19 - 20: Article 3(4).

Representation and assistance (article 4)

 

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.2 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 46 to 62: Article 4.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 21 - 24: Article 4(1).

Section II. Composition of the arbitral tribunal

Number of arbitrators (article 5)

 

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.3 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 1 to 7: Article 5.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 25 - 28: Article 5.

Appointment of arbitrators (articles 6 to 8)

 

 

 

Article 6 - sole arbitrator

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.1 (14 April 1976),

  • paras 12 to 17: Articles 6(2), (3) and (4)

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.3 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 50, 53, 54 - 56:Article 6(2) - designation of appointing authority
  • paras 48, 61- 71 :Article 6(3) and (4) - neutral nationality
  • paras 46 to 73: Article 6 generally

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.4 (16 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 38 ; 48 ; 49: Articles 6(1) & 6(2)
  • paras 54 - 69:Article 6(3)
  • paras 44 - 47, 50- 53: Article 6(4);
  • paras 46 to 73: Article 6 generally.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 29 - 35: Article 6(1);
  • paras 36 - 43: Article 6(2);
  • paras 44 - 47: Article 6(3) ;
  • paras 44 - 52: Article 6(4).

 

 

Article 7

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.1 (14 April 1976),

  • paras 12 to 17: Articles 7(2) and (3)

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.3 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 46 to 73: Article 7 generally [ check ]

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.4 (16 April 1976),

  • para 43.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.5 (16 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 8: Article 7(2);
  • paras 9 -21: Article 7(3).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 53 - 35: Article 8, in particular 8(2)(b).

 

Article 8

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.4 (16 April 1976),

  • para 51.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.6 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 8.

Challenge of arbitrators (articles 9 to 12)

 

 

 

Article 9

 

 

Article 10

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.3 (15 April 1976),

  • para 9 to 12, 16: Article 10(2);
  • paras 8 to 21:Article 10 generally.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 57 - 59: Article 10(2); [ query ]
  • paras 60 -65 : Article 10(1);

 

 

Article 11

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.1 (14 April 1976),

  • para 15: Article 11(3)

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.3 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 22 to 26, 31, 36 37,38; Articles 11(1) and (2);
  • paras 35, 39 - 42: Article 11(2);
  • paras 27, to 30, 32,43: Article 11(3)
  • paras 22 to 45: Article 11 generally.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 66 - 72: Article 11(1); [ query ]
  • paras 73 : Article 11(2);
  • paras 74 : Article 11(3);

 

Article 12

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.1 (14 April 1976),

  • para 15: Article 12

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.5 (16 April 1976),

  • paras 22 - 30: Article 12.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 75 - 78: Article 12(1).

Replacement of an arbitrator (article 13)

Article 13

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.5 (16 April 1976),

  • paras 31- 33: Article 13(1);
  • paras 34 - 45; Article 13(2) :

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 79 - 84: Article 13(1) :

Repetition of hearings in the event of the replacement of an arbitrator (article 14)

Article 14

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.5 (16 April 1976),

  • paras 46 - 58; Article 14.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.15 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 85 - 94: Article 14.

Section III. Arbitral proceedings

General provisions (article 15)

Article 15

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.3 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 41, 42, 44, 45.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.6 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 9 -12: Article 15 (1)
  • paras 13 - 36: Article 15(2);
  • paras 48 - 54: Article 15(3);
  • paras 37-4 7 Article 15 generally and relationship to Article 38

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.8 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 3,7,8, 72- 78: Article 15(1).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 2 - 5: Article 15.

Place of arbitration (article 16)

Article 16

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.6 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 55 -61: Article 16 (1);
  • paras 55 - 67 :Article 16(2);
  • paras 30 -36 ;62 ;63 : Article 16 (3);
  • paras 70 - 92: Article 16(4)

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 6 - 9: Article 16.

Language (article 17)

Article 17

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 10: Article 17.

Statement of claim (article 18)

Article 18

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.2 (15 April 1976),

  • paras 32 - 39: Article 18 generally.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.7 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 4 - 7: Article 18(1);
  • paras 8 - 22:Article 18(2).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 11 - 12: Article 18.

Statement of defence (article 19)

Article 19

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.7 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 47 - 53 :Article 19 (1);
  • paras 54 - 61: Article 19 (2);
  • paras 62 - 76: Article 19 (3).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.8 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 12: Article 19(4) and generally concerning amendment.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 13 - 14: Article 19.

Amendments to the claim or defence (article 20)

Article 20

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.7 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 23 -46, 57- 59, 77 - 84.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.8 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 12: Article 20 - amendment of defence.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 15 - 19: Article 20.

Pleas as to the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal (article 21)

Article 21

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.8 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 13 - 26: Article 21(1) & (2)
  • paras 27 - 31; Article 21(3);
  • paras 32 - 43: Article 21(4).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 20 - 25: Article 21.

Further written statements (article 22)

Article 22

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.8 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 10,49 - 60 Article 20 generally and former draft provisions;
  • paras 44 - 48 concerning obligations now in Article 24(1);
  • paras 61 - 78: relationship between former paragraph of Article 22 and current provisions of Article 24(2) &(3).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 26 - 30: Article 22.

Periods of time (article 23)

Article 23

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.8 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 79 - 80; relationship between Articles 22 and 23;
  • paras 81 - 91; calculation of time and relationship with current Article 2(2) and discussion of time limit.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 26,31 - 35: Article 23.

Evidence and hearings (articles 24 and 25)

 

 

 

Article 24

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.7 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 16, 19 - 22: Article 24(2) and (3) [ check]

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.8 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 61 - 78: Article 24(2) &(3).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 36 - 40: Article 24 (1).

 

Article 25

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.9 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 1 -2: Article 25(1);
  • paras 3 -11: Article 25(2);
  • paras 12 - 21: Article 25(3);
  • paras 24 - 37: Article 25(4);
  • paras 38 - 52: Article 25(5);
  • paras 43 - 45: Article 25(1).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 41 - 53: Article 25 generally;
  • paras 44 - 46: Article 25(2);
  • paras 47: Article 25(3), (4) & (5);
  • paras 48 - 53: Article 25(6).

Interim measures of protection (article 26)

 

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 54 - 56: Article 26 generally.

Experts (article 27)

Article 27

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.9 (20 April 1976),

  • paras 60 - 63: Article 27(1);
  • paras 64: Article 27(2) & (3);
  • paras 65 - 70: Article 27(4).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 57 - 58: Article 27 generally.

Default (article 28)

Article 28

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.10 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 1- 3 and 4 - 14: Article 28(1);
  • paras 15 - 20: Article 28(2);
  • paras 21 - 25: Article 28(3) :

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 59 - 69: Article 28(1) generally;
  • paras 70: Article 28(2);
  • paras 71 - 73: Article 28(3).

Closure of hearings (article 29)

Article 29

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.10 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 26 - 28: Articles 29 (1) & (2) - former Article 25 bis.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 74 - 86: Article 29(1);
  • paras 87 - 93: Article 29(2).

Waiver of rules (article 30)

Article 30

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.10 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 29-53.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.16 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 94; Article 30(1); and
  • paras 95: Article 30(2). [ query ]

Section IV. The award

Decisions (article 31)

Article 31

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.6 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 93 - 100: Article 31(1) and (2)

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.10 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 54-57 and 78 - 81; Article 31(1) - decisions by majority

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.11 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 1- 22: Article 31(1).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.17 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 11; Article 31(2).

Form and effect of the award (article 32)

Article 32

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.10 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 58 - 59; Article 32(1);
  • paras 60 - 77; Article 32(2) &(3).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.11 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 23 47: Article 32 (4) - dissenting opinions, signing of the award;
  • paras 48 - 50: Article 32(5);
  • paras 51 - 68: Article 32(6);
  • paras 69 - 71 : Article 32(7).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.17 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 12 - 19; Article 32(2);
  • paras 20 - 22; Article 32(4).

Applicable law, amiable compositeur (article 33)

Article 33

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.11 (21 April 1976), para 72. [ query ]

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.14 (23 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 17: Article 33(1);
  • paras 18 - 33: Article 33(2);
  • paras 34 - 54: Article 33(3).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.17 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 23 - 33; Article 33(3).

Settlement or other grounds for termination (article 34)

Article 34

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.11 (21 April 1976),

  • paras 73 - 87: Article 34(1);
  • paras 88 - 96: Article 34(2) qnd discussions of costs.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.12 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 2:Article 34(3).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.17 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 34 - 35; Article 34.

Interpretation of the award (article 35)

Article 35

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.12 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 3 - 14.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.17 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 36; Article 35.

Correction of the award (article 36)

Article 36

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.12 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 15 - 20.

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.17 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 37; Article 36.

Additional award (article 37)

Article 37

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.12 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 15 - 20: Article 37(1);
  • paras 21 - 30: Article 37(2):
  • paras 31 - 32: Article 37(3).

Costs (articles 38 to 40)

 

 

 

Article 38

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.4 (16 April 1976),

  • paras 40 to 42: Article 38(e) and (f).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.6 (19 April 1976),

  • paras 37- 47 relationship between costs under Articles15 and Article 38

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.12 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 33 - 41: Article 38 generally;
  • paras 42 - 61; Article 38(1)(a);
  • paras 62 - 79: Article 38(1)(b) & (c).

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.13 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 31; Article 38(1)(e);
  • paras 26 - 28; Article 38(1)(f) particularly;

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.17 (26 April 1976),

  • paras 38-43; Article 38(f).

 

Article 39

 

 

Article 40

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.13 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 1 - 31; Article 40(1) & (2) - relationship with Article 38(e).

Deposit of costs (article 41)

Article 41

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.13 (22 April 1976),

  • paras 32 - 38; Article 41(1);
  • paras 39 - 41; Article 41(2);
  • paras 42 -43;Article 41(3);
  • paras 44 - 51; Article 41(4);
  • paras 76; Article 41(5) and see also paras 57 - 75 for discussion about deposit to cover appointing authorities fees.;
 

Other Summary Records

 

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.18 (27 April 1976)

A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.19 (27 April 1976)

[1] A/CN.9/9/C.2/SR.14 (23 April 1976), see paras 55 - 61 concerning structure of Rules: agreement on title of the Rules and retention of section headings for each article. Commencement of second reading starts at para 62.

 

Summary Records

160 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.160 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 8 April 1975

161 st meeting [A/CN.9/SR.161 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 9 April 1975

162 nd meeting [A/CN.9/SR.162 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 9 April 1975

163 rd meeting [A/CN.9/SR.163 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 10 April 1975

164 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.164 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 10 April 1975

165 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.165 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 11 April 1975

166 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.166 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 11 April 1975

167 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.167 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 14 April 1975

168 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.168 - International Commercial Arbitration: agenda item 7], 14 April 1975

175 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.175 - International Commercial Arbitration - UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: consideration of the report of Committee of the Whole II, 27 April 1976

176 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.176 - International Commercial Arbitration - UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: consideration of the report of Committee of the Whole II (continued), 27 April 1976

177 th meeting [A/CN.9/SR.177 - International Commercial Arbitration - UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: consideration of the report of Committee of the Whole II (continued), 28 April 1976