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.

The International Bureau maintains both a list of PCA Members of the Court who are nominated by PCA Member States and are available to act as arbitrators in PCA-administered proceedings, as well as the specialized panels of arbitrators and experts for environmental disputes and space related disputes. However, the Secretary-General and parties in PCA proceedings are not obliged to select arbitrators from this list and are free to exercise their discretion in selecting the individual best suited to the case at hand.

Additional information about the Members of the Court and the Panels of arbitrators and experts for environmental disputes and space related disputes can be found in the About Us section.

PCA Secretary-General as Appointing Authority

The Secretary-General of the PCA will act as the appointing authority under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules or other arbitration rules if so designated by an arbitration clause, a subsequent agreement of the parties, or otherwise.

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Designation of Appointing Authority

The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules entrust to the Secretary-General of the PCA the role of designating an "appointing authority" upon request of a party to arbitration proceedings.

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UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, adopted in 1976 and revised in 2010 and 2013, entrust the Secretary-General of the PCA with the role of designating an "appointing authority" upon request of a party to arbitration proceedings. In addition to the role of designating appointing authorities, the Secretary-General of the PCA will act as the appointing authority under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules when the parties so agree.

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Mauritian International Arbitration Act

The Mauritian International Arbitration Act 2008 entrusts the Secretary-General of the PCA with certain powers to appoint arbitrators and to take other measures relating to the arbitral proceedings as provided in Parts III and V of the Act.

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