| Commentary

11 UNCITRAL

| Commentary

11 UNCITRAL

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) does not itself act as an appointing authority or administrator in arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL rules. Strictly speaking it should not, therefore, be classified as an arbitral institution. It is, however, a body that has considerably influenced international arbitration practice throughout much of the world due to its development of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration1.

The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules are the leading rules used for ad hoc arbitrations. They have been approved by the United Nations General Assembly and recommended by that

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