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International Arbitration & the New York Convention
Last Updated Date:   8 July 2021


2.5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
The New York Convention of 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards provides for the international enforcement of arbitral awards. Considered as the most successful international convention in international private law, the Convention now has 164 Contracting States and more than 2,500 court decisions interpreting and applying the Convention (as of June 2020). The course will analyze and compare the most important of those decisions. It will offer a unique insight in treaty design, statutory enactments, varying court approaches, and the practice of international arbitration. The course materials will be made available at www.newyorkconvention.org.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Senior Fellow Niuscha Bassiri & Visiting Senior Fellow Erica Stein

Co-teacher(s): Ms Niuscha Bassiri and Ms Erica Stein

Module Codes: LL4383Z / LL5383Z / LL6383Z / LLJ5383Z

Contact Hours: 18 hour intensive held during Recess Week

Workload: Recess Week Intensive: Dates: Sat, 18 Sep - Fri, 24 Sep 2021 [Sat, 18 Sep - Wed, 22 Sep (SGT: 3pm-6pm);Thur, 23 Sep & Fri, 24 Sep (SGT 2.30pm - 5.30pm]

Mode of Assessment: Research Paper - 100% [Due: Thurs, 28 Oct 2021 (9pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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