Foreword by Carl-August Fleischauer, the Legal Counsel and the
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The Model Law, a major accomplishment in the field of international commercial
arbitration, was prepared by the UN Commission on International Trade Law and
is recommended by the UN General Assembly for use by governments throughout
The book contains separate sections for each of the thirty-six articles of the
Model Law.After a commentary, each section contains the complete legislative
history of the particular article. Arranged and edited for quick reference,
this includes drafts, reports, summary records of debates, government comments
and conference room papers.
The book is designed to help practitioners and legislators wishing to evaluate
and improve their country's arbitration law, and for lawyers and courts, in
jurisdictions where all or part of it is enacted, and who are called upon to
interpret the Model law..