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).

The PCA has adopted its own Optional Conciliation Rules and Optional Rules for Conciliation of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment, both of which are based primarily on the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules. The PCA is also available to provide support in conciliations under the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules, which make reference, in Article 4, to an “appropriate institution” for recommending names of suitable individuals or for directly appointing a conciliator and, in Article 8, to a “suitable institution” for administrative assistance in the proceedings. The PCA has experience in administering international conciliations under both its own Conciliation Rules and the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules.

Model conciliation clauses for use in connection with the PCA’s Conciliation Rules and the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules can be found in the Model Clauses and Submission Agreements section using the link below.