Mr. Mohamed Ismail Reygal (Somalia) v. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010, pursuant to Article 15 of the General Conditions of Contract for the Service of Individual Contractors which forms part of the Contract for Interpreters between the Claimant and Respondent dated April 7, 2015.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Mr. Mohamed Ismail Reygal (Somalia) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (International organization )
Names of Parties -
Case number 2016-28
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Contract-based arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Administrative and support service
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced


Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands
Arbitrator(s), Conciliator(s), Other Neutral(s)

Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz (Sole Arbitrator)

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Kamal Shah
Mr. Duncan Bagshaw
Mr. Matthew Harley
Stephenson Harwood LLP (London, UK)


Mrs. Aisha Abdallah
Ms. Faith Macharia
Ms. Priscilla Onesmus
Anjarwalla & Khanna (Nairobi, Kenya)

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Alexandre Tavadian
Senior Legal Adviser
Legal Affairs Service
UNHCR Regional Service Centre in Nairobi

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 1
Date of commencement of proceeding 16 October 2015
Date of issue of final award 27 March 2017
Length of Proceedings 1-2 years
Additional notes -