- Jurisdiction — Claims — Recognition and enforcement — International courts and tribunals, procedure
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.
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