Arbitration International

The Official Journal of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

ISSN: 0255-8106
Published by: Kluwer
Editor: Dr. Michael J. Moser
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Taiwan seeks CAS arbitration of taekwondo dispute

Taiwan has sent a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) ruling suspending a Taiwanese athlete from competition to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), hoping that it will hear the case, the government said Friday.

The Lausanne, Switzerland-based CAS could be expected to make a ruling on the case in three months if it establishes it has jurisdiction over the case, said Chow Jui, director of the International Sports Department of the Cabinet-level Sports Affairs Council.

On Dec. 21, the WTF suspended Yang Shu-chun from competition for three months for refusing to leave the mat after she was disqualified from her opening round bout in the women's taekwondo at the under 49 kg division at the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November.

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Hong Kong passes new Arbitration Ordinance

On 11 November 2010, Hong Kong's new Arbitration Ordinance (Ordinance) was passed by the Legislative Council. The Ordinance represents a major reform of arbitration law in Hong Kong, abolishing the previous distinction between domestic and international arbitration and adopting a unitary regime based on the UNCITRAL Model Law (Model Law).

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Rwanda accedes to the New York Convention

Rwanda becomes the 143rd State Party to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the treaty entered into force for Rwanda on 29 January 2009.