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What is Model Laws

Policies, Practices, and Protocols for International Commercial Arbitration
They are non-binding legal texts that are developed by international organizations to serve as a guide for countries when developing their own national laws. An example is the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration which was developed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) to provide a framework for countries to use when developing their own arbitration laws.
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Mandatory Uncitral Model Laws: An Anlysis
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4040-7.ch004
The United Nations (UN) is the organization in charge of overseeing international commercial arbitration and the organization that drafted the international trade laws (ITL). Because of the varied nature of national laws pertaining to international commercial arbitration, the United Nations has developed its own model laws to serve as a guide for the creation of nationally consistent laws governing international trade and commercial arbitration. Arbitration and agreement, definition and form of the arbitration agreement, substantive claim before the court, the arbitration agreement and interim measures by the court, number of arbitrators, and finality of an arbitration award are all topics that have been covered by the model laws. A brief analysis of the mandatory model law is presented hereunder.
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