KluwerArbitration.com FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Welcome to Kluwer Arbitration. 1

General Questions. 1

             How do you obtain your content?. 1

             What content is included?. 1

             How far back does the database go?. 2

             In which order are the documents organized in the database?. 2

             Can you search for blogposts?. 2

             Why are my printouts incomplete?. 2

News and ITA Arbitration Report 2

             I saw an interesting news item on the homepage but now it’s gone. Where can I find it?. 2

             Where can I find old versions of the monthly ITA Arbitration Report?. 2

Awards and Court Decisions. 2

             Where do you get your court decisions and awards?. 2

             How do you determine which cases are included in the database?. 3

             Can I browse court decisions or awards?. 3

             Do you have ICC awards? How can I find these?. 3

             Why don’t we include the ‘Collection of ICC Arbitral Awards’?. 3

Legislation. 3

             Do you include just the legislation that is in force?. 3

ITA Arbitration Report 3

             Where can I find old versions of the monthly ITA Arbitration Report?. 4

             I saw an interesting news item on the homepage but now it’s gone. Where can I find it?. 4

 

 

Welcome to Kluwer Arbitration

General Questions

          How do you obtain your content?

The content in the database is brought to you by Kluwer Law International in cooperation with the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Board of Reporters and the International

Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).

          What content is included?

The database includes four different types of content:

1)     primary content;

a)     Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs): almost 1,700 BITs;

b)    Case law: almost 6,000 court decisions and 1,750 awards;

c)     Conventions: 25 multilateral treaties;

d)    Legislation: over 500 laws for key jurisdictions; and

e)     Rules: over 300 rules from major arbitral institutions.

 

2)     analytical content;

a)     Books: over 100 books from Kluwer Law International’s extensive arbitration catalogue;

b)    Journals: content from 5 of the worlds’ leading arbitration journals; and

c)     Looseleafs: 2 regularly updated looseleafs.

 

3)     reports on recent developments by the ITA Board of Reporters; and

 

4)     Kluwer Arbitration Blog posts.

          How far back does the database go?

The database is based on print publications dating from 1976 and onwards and online reporting by the ITA Board of Reporters. However, primary source materials included can be much older (e.g. the 1806 Luxembourg Code of Civil Procedure, amended in 1981).

          In which order are the documents organized in the database?

The ordering of documents depends on the location and type of document. Under Books, titles are initially listed in alphabetical order, though you can switch to an alphabetical sorting per author or a chronological listing per year of publication if need be. Under Journals, volumes and issues are provided in reverse chronological order (i.e. youngest first), though the sequence of issues can be switched if desired. Finally, the reverse chronological ordering of the search results depends on the type of documents provided: BITs, Legislation and Rules are sorted by law date; Awards and Court Decisions by case date; and Commentary files by publication date.

          Can you search for blogposts?

This is not currently possible. However, you can browse the latest blogposts on the home page and on the New on the Site tab. We hope to be able to implement this in the near future. For the time being, please use the search engine on the blog at http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/ .

          Why are my printouts incomplete?

Due to browser-related bugs, which cannot be addressed by Kluwer Law International, certain ways of printing a document will not have the desired effect of printing documents in full. To avoid this, please refrain from using the print icon in your browser menu bar (ALT+R). Also, please refrain from choosing Print (CTRL+P) from the File menu. Documents should be printed as follows:

To print documents from a document or search results list:

1.     Select Print Selected from the Email Selected/Print Selected dropdown menu.

2.     Check the check box for the document you want to print.

3.     Click the Go button. The Print Preview page will display for the selected document(s).

Tip! Multiple documents can be selected at one time. To select all the listed documents, click the Select all button.

To print individual documents:

1.     Select and open the document of your choice.

2.     Click on the printer icon. The Print Preview page will display for the selected document.

3.     Go to ‘File’ > ‘Print Preview’ and then choose ‘Print’ to print the document as displayed in the Print Preview Page.

 

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News and ITA Arbitration Report

          I saw an interesting news item on the homepage but now it’s gone. Where can I find it?

A limited number of news item and blogpost notifications are highlighted on the home page. Once removed from the home page, all news items, blogposts and recently added material notifications can be consulted on the New on the Site tab for about a month. All news items can also be found using the database search engine.

          Where can I find old versions of the monthly ITA Arbitration Report?

The latest edition of the monthly ITA Arbitration Report can always be consulted on the home page. You can also subscribe to receive all future editions of the ITA Arbitration Report. All content discussed in the ITA Arbitration Report can also be found using the database search engine.

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Awards and Court Decisions

          Where do you get your court decisions and awards?

All case law included in print publications published or licensed by Kluwer Law International and included in the database is automatically included, such as that featured in the renowned ICCA Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration. Additionally, certain materials are selected and delivered to Kluwer Law International by the ITA Board of Reporters.

          How do you determine which cases are included in the database?

The authors and editors of Kluwer Law International publications, the Editorial Staff at ICCA, and the ITA Board of Reporters together aspire to select the most significant and influential content available to them. Also, please bear in mind that not all content is readily available, as copyright and confidentiality rules often apply.

          Can I browse court decisions or awards?

All case law can be browsed for, based on the related country and/or organization. For an at-a-glance overview of all court decisions and awards from a certain national jurisdiction, please select that jurisdiction from the Country browse category (the court decisions and awards are then provided on separate tabs). Awards can be browsed by the organization on which they were based, either by selecting that institution from the Organizations browse category of most significant arbitral institutions, or by selecting the full list of awards (where available) for national organizations as featured on the General tab of each Country page. Remember that the (advanced) search engine will obtain the same results, but will allow you to further specify and amend your search criteria

          Do you have ICC awards? How can I find these?

The database features one of the world’s largest collections of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) awards, with more than 200 such awards included to date. Note that all ICC awards are by nature confidential and that special permission and ‘sanitization’ work (whereby all revealing information is suppressed) is required in order for them to be published. ICC awards can be browsed by selecting the full list of awards for the ICC from the Organizations browse category. Alternatively, please use the ICC as filter in the advanced search form or in the search results page.

          Why don’t we include the ‘Collection of ICC Arbitral Awards’?

Kluwer Law International publishes in print a series of books called the Collection of ICC Arbitral Awards/Receuil des sentences arbitrales de la ICC. These books combine ICC awards previously published in the Journal du Droit International (a.k.a. the ‘Clunet’) and the ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration. We do not have the right to publish the materials published in the Clunet online. However, since we do have permission to publish the materials included in the ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, about half of the content of the books is in fact already included in the database.

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Legislation

          Do you include just the legislation that is in force?

The database includes both old and new legislation (and also rules), so you can conduct research no matter what the age of the issues at hand. The law date or entry into force date of each document helps define the age.

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ITA Arbitration Report

          Where can I find old versions of the monthly ITA Arbitration Report?

The latest edition of the monthly ITA Arbitration Report can always be consulted on the home page. You can also subscribe to receive all future editions of the ITA Arbitration Report. All content discussed in the ITA Arbitration Report can be found using the database search engine.

 

          I saw an interesting news item on the homepage but now it’s gone. Where can I find it?

A limited number of news item and blogpost notifications are highlighted on the home page. Once removed from the home page, all news items, blogposts and recently added material notifications can be consulted on the New on the Site tab for about a month. All news items can also be found using the database search engine.

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