"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well." -Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Secrecy and Arbitration
Kluwer Arbitration Blog contains a post on public access to arbitration proceedings, especially in the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the WTO. The post refers to an article in The Economist on secrecy in arbitration, which can be found here. The reasons for the need for secrecy in arbitration are interesting. But are those reasons legitimate?