Reference material on international arbitration
Key ICC reference resources on arbitration can be found in the ICC Bookstore and the ICC Dispute Resolution Library. ICC also keeps a catalogue of ICC arbitral awards that have been published in accordance with confidentiality requirements.
The ICC Bookstore provides essential resources in the fields of international commercial law, banking law, arbitration and other dispute resolution methods. These include books but also the Bulletin of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the online Dispute Resolution Library, the Dossiers of the Institute of World Business Law.
- The Secretariat's Guide to ICC Arbitration
, a Practical Commentary on the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration from the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, contains a presentation and explanation of the recently revised ICC Rules of Arbitration with detailed references to the practices of the ICC Court and its Secretariat. Written by members of the Secretariat of the ICC Court, it offers practical insights and recommendations from those involved in the day-to-day application of the Rules.
- The ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin
provides first-hand information and essential documents on arbitration, as well as extracts from ICC arbitral awards and procedural orders.
- The ICC Dispute Resolution Library
is a dynamic and searchable online service offered by the ICC International Court of Arbitration, containing more than 1,000 relevant documents from its established publications on arbitration.
- The Dossiers of the Institute of World Business Law
series compiles expert commentary on topics addressed at the ICC Institute of World Business Law's Annual Meeting.
Extracts from ICC arbitral Awards
Published extracts of ICC Awards, always respecting ICC policy on confidentiality, can be found in:
- ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin (formerly ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin)
, also published at
- Collection of ICC Arbitral Awards (five volumes available from the ICC online bookstore)
- Yearbook Commercial Arbitration (published by Kluwer)
- Journal du droit international (published by Juris-Classeur)
- Cahiers de l'Arbitrage/ Paris Journal of International Arbitration (published by Lextenso editions)
- Revista de Derecho Internacional y del Mercosur/ Dereito Internacional e do Mercosul
To find out where an award has been published
, ICC has created a dedicated database in which cases are categorized.
The database is freely available on ICC Dispute Resolution Library. Visit
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)
The ICC International Court of Arbitration was an initiator and leader of the movement culminating in the adoption of the New York Convention of 10 June 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. It is the most important multilateral treaty on international arbitration and one of the most successful treaties ever in the field of international commercial law.
It requires the courts of each contracting state:
- To recognize arbitration agreements in writing and to stay or terminate court proceedings commenced in breach of an arbitration agreement upon the request of a party
- To recognize and enforce foreign arbitral awards
Further information, including the text of the New York Convention its status and a list of contracting states is available from UNCITRAL’s website
Information on national rules of procedure for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in most signatories to the New York Convention can be found in the Enforcement Guide available in the ICC Dispute Resolution Library www.iccdrl.com
UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985 and amended in 2006)
The Model Law is designed to assist states in reforming and modernizing their laws on arbitral procedure. Arbitration laws based on the Model Law have been enacted in approximately 50 states.
Further information, including the text of the Model Law, its status and a list of states having used it for their arbitration law is available from the UNCITRAL’s website