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Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration - Sources and Strategies by Strong, SI (5th February 2009)

2 Sources of Law in International Commercial Arbitration

From: Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration: Sources and Strategies

SI Strong

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

Subject(s):
Sources of international law — UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules — Arbitrators — Awards
2.01 From the earliest days of their careers, lawyers are trained to recognize the appropriate sources of legal authority in their home jurisdictions. For common law lawyers, statutes and judicial opinions form the fundamental sources of law, with the relative weight of each varying according to national constitutional principles. For example, the United Kingdom follows the principle of Parliamentary sovereignty, which means that the courts ultimately defer to the legislature. The United States takes the opposite view. Not only do judges play a significant role in...
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