Grounds for sett ing aside award under Kosovo Arbitration Law in comparative perspective

AuthorMentor Ejup Bislimi
PositionEuropean Centre for Peace and Development
Pages71-82
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ovember
,
2020
ISS
N 2410-391
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cademic Journal o
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Business,
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dministration, Law and Social Sciences
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PCCL Publishin
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ustria
Grounds for se ing aside award under Kosovo Arbitration Law
in com
p
arative
p
ers
p
ectiv
e
M
entor E
j
up Bis
l
im
i
uropean Centre
or Peace and Development
Abs
tr
ac
t
T
his paper is concerned with the grounds for se ing aside award according to Kosovo
A
rbitration Law (hereina
er: K
A
L) comparing with
U
NC
I
TR
A
L Model Law (hereina
er:
M
odel Law
).
I
n particular, this paper will review only the grounds for se ing aside award under the K
A
L
that di er in relation to the Model Law. Further, the paper will assess, analyze and interpret
KA
L provisions of article 36 and compare with article 34 of the Model Law. Furthermore, the
KA
L provisions will be comparing with the legislations of the Model Law countries and non-
M
odel Law countries with respect to the grounds for se ing aside award.
T
he purpose o
f
this study is to explain, examine, analyze, interpret and compare provisions
that stipulate grounds for se ing aside award according to K
A
L and identify existing di erence
i
n th
e
K
A
L w
i
th M
o
d
e
l L
a
w.
T
h
e
d
i
e
r
e
nc
e
s b
e
tw
ee
n
a
rt
i
cl
e
36
o
f th
e
K
A
L
a
nd
a
rt
i
cl
e
34
o
f th
e
M
o
d
e
l L
a
w r
ea
ds
a
s f
o
ll
o
w:
a)
Title of article 36 of the K
A
L
;
b
)
O
bli
g
ation of Court;
c)
E
xcess by arbitrator of his authority;
d
) Defects in both composition of arbitral tribunal and arbitral procedure;
e
)
A
rbitrability;
f
) Time limitations
f
or se in
g
aside award;
g
) Remission procedure;
I
t can be concluded that
g
rounds
f
or se in
g
aside award accordin
g
to Kosovo
A
rbitration Law
a
re partially compliant to the grounds for se ing aside award based on the Model Law.
Ke
y
words
:
arbitration,
g
rounds for se in
g
aside award, di erence, Kosovo
A
rbitration Law,
U
NC
I
TR
A
L M
o
d
e
l L
a
w.
I
ntr
odu
ct
io
n
T
he grounds
f
or se ing aside award under the K
A
L are determined in accordance
w
ith article 36. The grounds
f
or se ing aside award according to K
A
L listed and
o
ther grounds
f
or se ing aside an award should not be considering b
y
the state court.
E
m
p
irical studies and anecdotal evidence indicates that the
p
ercentage o
f
voluntar
y
c
om
p
liance with arbitral awards exceeds 90% o
f
international cases (Born, 2009,
p
.2327)”. Nevertheless, in
p
ractice there are cases when the dissatis
ed
p
art
y
f
or
various reasons does not voluntaril
y
a
pp
l
y
the award.
P
ursuant to artic
l
e 36
p
aragra
ph
2 (a) t
h
e awar
d
cance
ll
ation initiative
b
e
l
ongs to t
h
e
aggrieved
p
art
y
who make a claim in the court to set aside award. Whereas under
article 36
p
aragra
p
h 2 (b) the court ex o
cio has the dut
y
to ascertain arbitrabilit
y
an
d
w
h
et
h
er t
h
e awar
d
is contrar
y
to
p
u
bl
ic or
d
er
.

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