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Onyema, Emilia (2014) 'Regional Arbitration Institution for ECOWAS: Lessons from OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration.' International Arbitration Law Review, 17 (5). pp. 99-111. (Forthcoming)

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This article examines whether the establishment of a new regional arbitration institution similar to the OHADA CCJA within ECOWAS will solve the problem of states within the sub-region hosting few international arbitration references. It concludes that this will not solve this problem neither is another arbitration institution desirable within the sub-region. The article examines the harmonisation strategy adopted by OHADA; the CCJA as an arbitration institution; the remit of ECOWAS and the role of its CCJ; arguments for and against setting up a new regional arbitration institution; the role of AALCO; and suggestions on strengthening the national courts within the sub-region in arbitration-related matters as the preferred option to solving the identified problem.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for Law and Conflict
ISSN: 13678272
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 16:31

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