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Part V Emergency Arbitrators and Interim Relief, 15 Legal Standards Applicable to Deciding Applications for Interim Relief »

Grant Hanessian
From: Defining Issues in International Arbitration: Celebrating 100 Years of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Edited By: Julio César Betancourt
Parties in a dispute sometimes need to obtain relief prior to the final disposition of the case. Such relief-in international arbitration variously termed ‘interim measures of protection’, ‘conservatory measures’, or ‘provisional’, ‘preliminary’, or ‘temporary’ relief-may be necessary to preserve the status quo, to facilitate conduct of arbitral proceedings, or to ensure enforcement of a future award. In recent years, interim relief has received more attention and it has become increasingly possible to identify international standards relevant to applications for interim relief. This chapter considers these emerging standards, with particular emphasis on contributions made by the decisions of investor-state tribunals and emergency arbitrators.