List of regional international arbitration institutions

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A.  Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas (CAMCA) (
The Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas provides commercial parties in the Americas with a forum for the resolution of private commercial disputes and is designed to be consistent with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  It is the joint creation of the AAA, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, the Mexico City National Chamber ofCommerce, and the Quebec National and International Commercial Arbitration Centre, and it is governed by representatives from each group.  Its Arbitration Rules and  Model Clause  ( are found on the American Arbitration Association's Web site.  The Web site is in English, French, and Spanish.

B.  European Court of Arbitration ( ) [English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Arabic]
Headquartered in Strasbourg with departments throughout Europe, the European Court of Arbitration is a private organization that specializes in swift, affordable arbitrations.  It is an open body, with regulations and compromise clauses applicable to anyone.  In addition, unlike most arbitral institutions, there is no designated list of arbitrators; parties select their own.  You can find  links under "Standard Agreements" on the home page to Arbitration Clauses and Rules.

C.  Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)(
OHADA is currently made up of 16 African nations.  Most of the content on the Web site is in French, but there is some in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Uniform Act of Arbitration (

OHADA Case Law ( has a search page that is in French. There are citations to over 2800 cases.

D.  Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) ( In English and Chinese
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre was established in 1985 for purposes of dispute resolution in Asia.  It is independent of the Hong Kong government.  Its Web site has has links to Arbitration Rules and related links on the home page.( ).

E.  NAFTA Secretartiat - Private Dispute Resolution in the NAFTA Region ( )
This web page has links to model clauses, arbitral institutions, and other information on ADR.  There is also a discussion forum.  In English, French, and Spanish.

F.  OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration  (
The Court is part of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (  It was established in 1995 under the Convention on Conciliation and Arbitration (; click on links on the right sidebar to find documents relating to the Convention in 6 languages).  The Court's Rules of Procedure are also under "Documents", as is a link to a list of the states  that are parties to the Convention.  The Court is based in Geneva.  The Court's mandate is to settle disputes submitted to it by member states.  Because the conciliation commissions and arbitral tribunals are created by the Court on an ad hoc basis, the Court is not a permanent body.

G.  Arab Association for International Arbitration ( Seated in Paris, France, this group was founded in 1991. 
It is comprised of Arab jurists from different Arab countires.

H.  Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) ( was established in 1991. 
Tabs on the home page lead to rules and modell clauses in Englilsh, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese.

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