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Tribunal Secretaries in International Arbitration by Jensen, J Ole

Part II The Tribunal Secretary’s Mandate, 5 Permissible Tasks

J. Ole Jensen

From: Tribunal Secretaries in International Arbitration

J Ole Jensen

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 May 2020

Subject(s):
Appointment of arbitrator — Arbitral tribunals

This chapter considers the question of which permissible tasks tribunal secretaries may carry out. The tasks that a tribunal secretary may perform depends on what tasks an arbitrator may delegate or receive support in. A distinction must be made between two general categories of tasks: non-essential arbitrator duties that can be delegated entirely and essential arbitrator duties, which under certain circumstances may be supported. Before coming up with a specific list of tasks for the tribunal secretary, the chapter examines the personal nature of the arbitrator's mandate. It then describes certain functions that the arbitrator may not give up and others in which he/she may legitimately be supported. It also proposes a framework that can be used to determine under which circumstances an arbitrator may delegate or seek support in specific duties, as well as the role tribunal secretaries may legitimately play in the discharge of the arbitrator's mandate.

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