Commentary

66 Enforcement of New York Convention awards

ARBITRATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION vol 3(1)
| Commentary

66 Enforcement of New York Convention awards

| Commentary

66 Enforcement of New York Convention awards

The international recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards is governed by the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958 (the ‘New York Convention’)1.

The United Kingdom chose to make the ‘reciprocity declaration’ under Article I(3) of the New York Convention, thereby limiting the applicability of the Convention to awards made in other countries which are party to the Convention2. Therefore, for the purposes of the Arbitration Act 1996, a New York Convention award is ‘an award made, in pursuance of an arbitration agreement, in the territory of a state

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