The Permanent Court of Arbitration, established by treaty in 1899, is an intergovernmental organization providing a variety of dispute resolution services to the international community.

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Our Services

Read all about our services and how to bring a case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Arbitration Services

The PCA provides administrative support in international arbitrations involving various combinations of states, state entities, international organizations and private parties.

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Appointing Authority

The Secretary-General of the PCA may be called upon to act as the appointing authority, or to designate another appointing authority, for the appointment of arbitrators under the PCA’s Rules of Procedure, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, or other rules of procedure.

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Mediation / Conciliation

The PCA’s functions are not limited to arbitration and also include providing support in other forms of peaceful resolution of international disputes, including mediation, conciliation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

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Fact-finding / Commissions of Inquiry

The PCA is available to provide administrative support in fact-finding commissions of inquiry involving various combinations of states, state entities, international organizations and private parties.

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Guest Tribunals

The PCA makes its facilities available upon request to tribunals established under the rules of certain international arbitration institutions, or pursuant to rules agreed to ad hoc.

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