"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.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

UNCITRAL Digest on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration

UNCITRAL usually comes up with extremely good work on International Commercial Arbitration. Its contribution to the subject has been astounding, to say the least. It has added another feather to its cap by publishing the Digest of Cases on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. The 242 page Digest lists out almost all the major cases of prominent Model Law jurisdictions and also includes several Indian cases such as Bhatia International, Venture Global, Patel Engineering, Bohgara Polyfab, SAW Pipes, Phulchand Exports, Centrotrade Minerals, etc. The digest is a must-have for all enthusiasts of international commercial arbitration and can be accessed from here.

It has been our constant complaint in this blog that advocates in India do not cite relevant foreign decisions. We hope this Digest will aid advocates cite relevant decisions in the courts and explain the rationale for a particular legal position prevailing in another Model Law jurisdiction.

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