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UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (1976) (Adopted by the General Assembly on December 15, 1976)


SECTION 1 - Introductory Rules

Article 1 - Scope of application

Article 2 - Notice, calculation periods of time

Article 3 - Notice of arbitration

Article 4 - Representation and assistance


Article 5 - Number of arbitrators

Articles (6 to 8) - Appointment of arbitrators

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Articles (9 to 12) - Challenges of arbitrators

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13 - Replacement of an arbitrator

Article 14 - Repetition of hearings in the event of the replacement of an arbitrator


Article 15 - General provisions

Article 16 - Place of arbitration

Article 17 - Language

Article 18 - Statement of claim

Article 19 - Statement of defence

Article 20 - Amendments to the claim or defence

Article 21 - Pleas as to the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal

Article 22 - Further written statements

Article 23 - Periods of time

Articles (24 and 25) - Evidence and hearings

Article 24

Article 25

Article 26 - Interim measures of protection

Article 27 - Experts

Article 28 - Default

Article 29 - Closure of hearings

Article 30


Article 31 - Decisions

Article 32 - Form and effect of the award

Article 33 - Applicable law, amiable compositeur

Article 34

Article 35 - Interpretation of the award

Article 36 - Correction of the award

Article 37 - Additional award

Articles (38 to 40) - Cost

Article 38

Article 39

Article 40

Article 41 - Deposit of costs

Model Arbitration Clause or Separate Arbitration Agreement


SiSU Metadata, document information


SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (1976)

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Articles (6 to 8) - Appointment of arbitrators

Article 6

1. If a sole arbitrator is to be appointed, either party may propose to the other:

(a) The names of one or more persons, one of whom should serve as the sole arbitrator; and

(b) If no appointing authority has been agreed upon by the parties, the name or names of one or more institutions or persons, one of whom would serve as appointing authority.

2. If within thirty days after receipt by a party of a proposal made in accordance with paragraph 1 the parties have not reached agreement on the choice of a sole arbitrator, the sole arbitrator shall be appointed by the appointing authority agreed upon by the parties. If no appointing authority has been agreed upon by the parties, or if the appointing authority agreed upon refuses to act or fails to appoint the arbitrator within sixty days of the receipt of a party's request therefor, either party may request the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague to designate an appointing authority.

3. The appointing authority shall, at the request of one of the parties, appoint the sole arbitrator as promptly as possible. In making the appointment the appointing authority shall use the following list-procedure, unless both parties agree that the list-procedure should not be used or unless the appointing authority determines in its discretion that the use of the list-procedure is not appropriate for the case:

(a) At the request of one of the parties the appointing authority shall communicate to both parties an identical list containing at least three names;

(b) Within fifteen days after the receipt of this list, each party may return the list to the appointing authority after having deleted the name or names to which he objects and numbered the remaining names on the list in the order of his preference;

(c) After the expiration of the above period of time the appointing authority shall appoint the sole arbitrator from among the names approved on the lists returned to it and in accordance with the order of preference indicated by the parties;

(d) If for any reason the appointment cannot be made according to this procedure, the appointing authority may exercise its discretion in appointing the sole arbitrator.

4. In making the appointment, the appointing authority shall have regard to such considerations as are likely to secure the appointment of an independent and impartial arbitrator and shall take into account as well the advisability of appointing an arbitrator of a nationality other than the nationalities of the parties.

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