Concept Paper on the Creation of a Permanent 'Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization' for State-to-State (Economy-to-Economy) Disputes

Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 321-336, November 2017

16 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2017

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Chang-fa Lo

National Taiwan University

Junji Nakagawa

The Fletcher School

Tsai-yu Lin

National Taiwan University, College of Law, Taiwan

Julien Chaisse

City University of Hong Kong

Lisa Toohey

University of Newcastle Law School, Australia

Jaemin Lee

Seoul National University - College of Law

Tomohiko Kobayashi

Otaru University of Commerce

Rajesh Sharma

RMIT University

Rajesh Babu

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

JWK Law Office

RV Anuradha

Clarus Law Associates

Date Written: November 30, 2017

Abstract

There are many permanent regional dispute settlement mechanisms (DSM) in other regions. But in the Asia-Pacific region, there has not be a permanent DSM to resolve their regional disputes. We consider that the Asia-Pacific region is uniquely positioned to take global leadership in providing non-adjudicated solutions to some of the most pressing global and regional issues. We argue that the region has the capacity to offer an alternative, less rights-and-power-based approach to peaceful co-existence. We thus propose to create a new, permanent DSM of the Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization (ARMO) for the mediated resolution of State-to-State (Economy-to-Economy) disputes in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keywords: Asia-Pacific region, Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization (ARMO), bilateral investment treaty (BIT), dispute settlement mechanism (DSM), free trade agreement (FTA), peaceful co-existence, State-to-State dispute

Suggested Citation

Lo, Chang-fa and Nakagawa, Junji and Lin, Tsai-yu and Chaisse, Julien and Toohey, Lisa and Lee, Jaemin and Kobayashi, Tomohiko and Sharma, Rajesh and Ravindran, Rajesh Babu and Koesnaidi, Joseph Wira and Anuradha, RV, Concept Paper on the Creation of a Permanent 'Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization' for State-to-State (Economy-to-Economy) Disputes (November 30, 2017). Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 321-336, November 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3085580

Chang-fa Lo (Contact Author)

National Taiwan University ( email )

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Junji Nakagawa

The Fletcher School ( email )

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Tsai-yu Lin

National Taiwan University, College of Law, Taiwan ( email )

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Julien Chaisse

City University of Hong Kong ( email )

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Lisa Toohey

University of Newcastle Law School, Australia ( email )

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Jaemin Lee

Seoul National University - College of Law ( email )

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Korea

Tomohiko Kobayashi

Otaru University of Commerce ( email )

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Japan
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Rajesh Sharma

RMIT University ( email )

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Australia

Rajesh Babu Ravindran

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta ( email )

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Calcutta 700104, West Bengal 700104
India

Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

JWK Law Office ( email )

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Indonesia

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RV Anuradha

Clarus Law Associates ( email )

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New Delhi, New Delhi 110 029
India

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