The International Journal of Arab Arbitration
The necessity of having an understanding of the Arabic legal system has thus arisen as a natural by-product.
The JAA’s ultimate aim will be to provide readers with a reliable source in all matters pertaining to arbitration involving an Arabic party. This will include dedicated scholarly articles, statutes, and current case law from Arab jurisdictions. Our sister publication, Majalat Atahkim, will also be launched to unite Arab-speaking practitioners with arabic translated case law and legal literature regarding sophisticated legal issues and debates. Both of these publications will soon be available via the Internet to facilitate ease of access to this information.
For our inaugural issue, we have focused on the recent case law developments in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen. Authors from varied backgrounds have also contributed in-depth articles relating to the continuous evolvement of Arab jurisdictions, the new Algerian arbitration Act; the Saudi commercial courts’ position on the implementation of the arbitration clause; the GCC Unified Arbitration Bill; the claims, disputes and arbitration by virtue of the "Conditions of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction”.
Our deepest gratitude goes to the members of Advisory Committee from across the world including Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia, who have and bring the necessary credibility and support the journal requires to achieve the longevity it deserves and will provide us with the indispensable, underlying materials that will feed this Journal. We would also like to thank those from the Assisting Editorial Committee who helped us complete the tremendous task of selecting, gathering and translating relevant sources.
During times of turmoil, the temptation to adhere to divisive ideologies can be great; our continuing goal, with the help of contributions from the legal community, is to highlight how arbitration remains the most effective and pacific manner to settle disputes among parties from different cultures and languages. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to stress that this is not our only one-short or the shot, but merely our first one and we ask for your patience as well as welcome feedback from our readers so that we will achieve the standards of excellence we are striving for. Reliability, quality, bridges, links and dialogue will constitute the keys that for the success of this adventure and we shall be driven by the same ambition for each issue.