What is it about?

This article discusses the applicability of ‘rules of law’, namely the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts to the merits of the dispute. It shows whether the UNIDROIT Principles can be selected by the disputant parties or the arbitral tribunal to govern the subject of the dispute under the Arbitration Laws of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries as well as the Constitution and the Arbitral Rules of Procedure of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center (GCCCAC).

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Why is it important?

Arbitration is a widely used mechanism to solve international commercial disputes. The question of the law applicable before the arbitral tribunal is very essential in this regard. This paper tackles this issue under the laws and regulations of the GCC Countries to show to which extent the UNIDROIT Principles would apply.


I hope this paper will shed lights on the Arbitration Laws in the GCC Countries and on the applicability of the UNIDROIT Principles to international commercial dispute.

Amin Dawwas
Qatar University

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This page is a summary of: Applicability of the UNIDROIT Principles as the Law Governing the Merits of Arbitration in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, Arab Law Quarterly, March 2020, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15730255-bja10002.
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