The third volume in The Permanent Court of Arbitration/Peace Palace Papers series, published by Kluwer Law International, reproduces the papers presented at the Third International Law Seminar, held at the Peace Palace on February 23, 2001. This seminar, which was organized in cooperation with the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), addressed a topic of pressing interest to private practitioners, governments, and international organizations: the role of dispute resolution mechanisms in the fields of air and space law and telecommunications activities.
In this publication, prominent experts examine the international instruments in air, space, and telecommunications law and the need for a mandatory supranational dispute settlement mechanism. The EUROCONTROL draft Arbitration Policy is dealt with in great depth by various authors, and the experiences of the European Space Agency and the International Telecommunications Union with respect to dispute settlement are also reviewed. More general issues of pre-arbitration procedures, expedited arbitration, enforcement, and the need for specialist expertise are also considered.
This volume also features a French language summary of the seminar papers, and reproduces texts of the 1997 EUROCONTROL Revised Convention, the EUROCONTROL draft Arbitration Policy, and the Final Draft of the Revised Convention on the Settlement of Disputes Related to Space Activities.