Date of adoption: 2 July 2012
1. The present recommendations are made with regard to the use of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Their purpose is to inform and assist arbitral institutions and other interested bodies that envisage using the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as described in paragraph 2 below.
2. The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules have been used in the following different ways by arbitral institutions and other interested bodies, including chambers of commerce and trade associations:
(a) They have served as a model for institutions drafting their own arbitration rules. The degree to which the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules have been used as a drafting model ranges from inspiration to full adoption of the Rules;
(b) Institutions have offered to administer disputes under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules or to render administrative services in ad hoc arbitrations under the Rules;
(c) An institution (or a person) may be requested to act as appointing authority, as provided for under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.