Sat 28 Nov 2020
The Coming of Age of Institutional Arbitration Rules in Iran: An Analytic Overview of the ACIC Rules

The Coming of Age of Institutional Arbitration Rules in Iran: An Analytic Overview of the ACIC Rules

The Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber of Commerce (ACIC) was established in 2002, following approval by the parliament of Iran as an affiliate to the Iran Chamber of Commerce. However, it has a distinctive and independent legal character. The ACIC is the first institution to incorporate institutional arbitration into the legal system of Iran for the resolution of both domestic and international disputes.

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The Singapore Mediation Convention: A Promising Start| An Uncertain Future

The Singapore Mediation Convention: A Promising Start| An Uncertain Future

On 7 August, 46 countries signed the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. These states have to ensure that international commercial settlement agreements are enforced. After a promising start, there are doubts as to its future implementation.

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Raising Questions on Targeted Killings as First Strikes in IACs

Raising Questions on Targeted Killings as First Strikes in IACs

Yes. The American strike against Qassem Soleimani was illegal. This is the common conclusion of some of the world’s best experts on international law and jus ad bellum. And, lets be clear, the Iranian response was also illegal. Let’s not dwell on these already explored and answered questions, shall we? Instead, lets look into some of the more complicated issues that have arisen in the background, farther away from the overcrowded studios of mass media commentary, in the less frequented corners of the IL academic twiterverse.

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A Reply to Professor Kraska on the Iranian Shootdown of the US Global Hawk Drone _ 17072019

A Reply to Professor Kraska on the Iranian Shootdown of the US Global Hawk Drone _ 17072019

Prof. Kraska has argued in his latest EJIL: Talk! article that the incident regarding the downing of a US drone by Iran happened due to the scarce knowledge of international law by an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander. While I do appreciate Prof. Kraska’s discretion in referring to US intelligence sources, on the other hand the US President himself openly provided to the media the same assessment.

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Misunderstanding of International Aviation Law May be Behind Iran’s Shootdown of the U.S. Global Hawk Drone _ 01072019

Misunderstanding of International Aviation Law May be Behind Iran’s Shootdown of the U.S. Global Hawk Drone _ 01072019

The recent shootdown of the U.S. drone likely arose from a lack of understanding of international aviation law and Iran’s rights and responsibilities as a party to the 1944 Convention on Civil Aviation (the Chicago Convention) and the rules promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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The US withdrawal from the Iran deal: One year on

The US withdrawal from the Iran deal: One year on

On 8 May last year, US President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which sets limits on Iran’s nuclear programme to ensure that it cannot produce nuclear weapons. Despite the US withdrawal, the JCPOA remains in force; it is a multilateral agreement to which seven of the original eight parties still adhere.

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