The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) signed a corporation agreement with the Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) .
With PCA represented by its Secretary-General Hugo Hans Siblesz and QICCA by board member Sheikh Thani bin Ali al Thani, the agreement provides a framework for cooperation between the institutions to reach peaceful settlement of international disputes.
“We agreed on coming up with an action plan in the next few months to implement this agreement, which will benefit the two sides,” Sheikh Thani said.
The agreement allows PCA to hold hearings and meetings in the facilities of the QICCA, as well as to receive assistance with the arrangement of local support services for such events.
Siblesz said the Permanent Court of Arbitration is the oldest global institution for the settlement of international disputes.
“The court offers a wide range of services for the resolution of international disputes, which the parties concerned have expressly agreed to submit for resolution under its auspices,” he added.
Siblesz stressed that the agreement was a first of its kind between PCA and other institution in the GCC region.
Working in close co-operation with the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Justice Portal has digitised a number of court’s historic international arbitral awards, making them available for the first time in electronic format.
“Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law,” he added.