The Abyei arbitration: a model procedure for intra-state dispute settlement in resource-rich conflict areas?

Author(s)

Freya Baetens and Rumiana Yotova

Keywords

International law, Arbitral proceedings, Boundary disputes, International arbitration, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Sudan

Abstract

Considers why the parties in Re an Arbitration Before a Tribunal Constituted in Accordance with Article 5 of the Arbitration Agreement Between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement opted for the dispute to be administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Reviews the historic and legal background to the case and the specific procedural features of the case, particularly the fast-track requirements that the court should deliver its award within 90 days of the hearing. Assess the use of arbitration as a means of peaceful settlement of intra-state disputes over land and natural resources.

Citation

(2011) 3(10) Gottingen Journal of International Law 417-446

Paper

The Abyei arbitration: a model procedure for intra-state dispute settlement in resource-rich conflict areas?

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