News & Cases

23 August 2013

PCA Host Country Agreement with Argentina enters into force

On August 23, 2013, H.E. Héctor Horacio Salvador, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, accompanied by the Minister Luis Pablo María Beltramino, visited the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) to deliver a document confirming that all the internal legal and administrative requirements necessary for the entry into force of the Host Country Agreement (HCA) between the Government of the Argentine Republic and the PCA, signed on May 12, 2009, have been fulfilled. Therefore, pursuant to the provisions of its Article 15, the HCA shall enter into force on September 21, 2013.

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05 August 2013

Singapore International Arbitration Forum 2013

The Permanent Court of Arbitration is a supporting organization of the Singapore International Arbitration Forum 2013, to be held on December 2, 2013 at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. The theme of SIAF 2013 is “Adventures with Blank Sheets of Paper”, comprised of a day of “blue sky” experimental thinking on the structure and practice of international arbitration.

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05 July 2013

PCA Investor-State Hearing in Hong Kong

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has concluded a one-week hearing in an arbitration between a foreign investor and an Asian State at the premises of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). The hearing marks the first occasion for the PCA to invoke a 2010 cooperation agreement with the HKIAC.

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05 July 2013

Review Panel issues ruling in first ever proceedings under South Pacific Ocean Fisheries Convention

On 5 July 2013, a Review Panel established under the Convention for the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (entry into force on 24 August 2012) ("Convention") issued its Findings and Recommendations on the Russian Federation’s objection to the Conservation and Management Measure for Trachurus murphyi (Chilean jack mackerel) for 2013 adopted by the Commission established under the Convention.

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02 July 2013

New appointment to Financial Assistance Fund board

On July 2, 2013, at its 187th Meeting, the Administrative Council of the Permanent Court of Arbitration approved the appointment of L. Yves Fortier, CC OQ QC, to the Board of Trustees of the PCA’s Financial Assistance Fund for Settlement of International Disputes for a renewable term of four years.

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25 April 2013

Secretary-General Speaks at 7th Latin American Arbitration Congress in Lima

On April 25, 2013, PCA Secretary-General Hugo Siblesz spoke on a panel on “The Role of Institutions in the Arbitral Process” at the 7th Latin American Arbitration Congress (VII Congreso Latinoamericano de Arbitraje), which took place in Lima, Peru, organized by the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration (Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje) and the Peruvian chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (Club Español de Arbitraje).

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