Jan 01, 2007
“Souveraineté et autonomie: réflexions sur les représentations de l’arbitrage international”, J.D.I., 2007.1163.
The autonomy of international arbitration vis-à-vis national legal orders raises important questions of legal theory. There are several representations of international arbitration: that assimilating the arbitrator to the courts of a single legal system; that perceiving the autonomy of international arbitration as detached from national legal systems; and that considering such autonomy as anchored in the entirety of the legal systems that accept, under certain conditions, to recognise the arbitral award. Significant practical consequences follow from these distinctions.