Institution of Proceedings
(1) Any State or any national of a State wishing to institute arbitration
proceedings shall send a request to that effect in writing to the Secretariat
at the seat of the Centre. It shall be drawn up in an official language
of the Centre, shall be dated and shall be signed by the requesting party
or its duly authorized representative.
(2) The request may be made jointly by the parties to the dispute.
Contents of the Request
(1) The request shall:
(a) designate precisely each party to the dispute and state the address
(b) set forth the relevant provisions embodying the agreement of the
parties to refer the dispute to arbitration;
(c) indicate the date of approval by the Secretary-General pursuant
to Article 4 of the Additional Facility Rules of the agreement of the
parties providing for access to the Additional Facility;
(d) contain information concerning the issues in dispute and an indication
of the amount involved, if any; and
(e) state, if the requesting party is a juridical person, that it has
taken all necessary internal actions to authorize the request.
(2) The request may in addition set forth any provisions agreed by the
parties regarding the number of arbitrators and the method of their appointment,
as well as any other provisions agreed concerning the settlement of the
(3) The request shall be accompanied by five additional signed copies
and by the fee prescribed pursuant to Regulation 16 of the Administrative
and Financial Regulation of the Centre.
Registration of the Request
As soon as the Secretary-General shall have satisfied himself that the
request conforms in form and substance to the provisions of Article 3
of these Rules, he shall register the request in the Arbitration (Additional
Facility) Register and on the same day dispatch to the parties a notice
of registration. He shall also transmit a copy of the request and of the
accompanying documentation (if any) to the other party to the dispute.
Notice of Registration
The notice of registration of a request shall:
(a) record that the request is registered and indicate the date of
the registration and of the dispatch of the notice;
(b) notify each party that all communications in connection with the
proceeding will be sent to the address stated in the request, unless
another address is indicated to the Secretariat;
(c) unless such information has already been provided, invite the parties
to communicate to the Secretary-General any provisions agreed by them
regarding the number and the method of appointment of the arbitrators;
(d) remind the parties that the registration of the request is without
prejudice to the powers and functions of the Arbitral Tribunal in regard
to competence and the merits; and
(e) invite the parties to proceed, as soon as possible, to constitute
an Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with Chapter III of these Rules.