Draft 'Agreement on the Establishment of the Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization'

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 5-16, March 2018

12 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2018

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Chang-fa Lo

National Taiwan University

Junji Nakagawa

The Fletcher School

Rajesh Sharma

RMIT University

Tsai-yu Lin

National Taiwan University, College of Law, Taiwan

Lisa Toohey

University of Newcastle Law School, Australia

Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

JWK Law Office

Jaemin Lee

Seoul National University - College of Law

Tomohiko Kobayashi

Otaru University of Commerce

Anuradha R.V.

Clarus Law Associates

Julien Chaisse

City University of Hong Kong

Rajesh Babu

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Date Written: March 30, 2018

Abstract

This draft Agreement is an initiative of some members of Asia WTO Research Network. The idea is to establish a regional inter-governmental organization of Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Agreement (ARMO) for Asia-Pacific countries to consider. It is to provide legal facilities for mediation of Member-to-Member disputes. The draft Agreement includes articles addressing the establishment of the ARMO; the purpose and jurisdiction of the agreement and the voluntariness principle; relations with other dispute settlement mechanisms; headquarter and branches; the composition, decision-making, functions, and meetings of the Administrative Council; the Secretariat (including Secretary-General, Deputy Secretaries-General and staff) and the respective functions; List of Mediators and designation of and qualification for persons to the Lists; the adoption of rules of procedure of ARMO mediation; binding effect of the settlement agreement arising from ARMO mediation; and the opening for accession by any Asia-Pacific State or Economy. It is hoped that the ARMO will assist in the resolution of State-to-State or Economy-to-Economy disputes in the region in a friendly, swift and peaceful manner.

Keywords: Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization (ARMO), dispute settlement, Lists of Mediators, mediation, settlement agreement

Suggested Citation

Lo, Chang-fa and Nakagawa, Junji and Sharma, Rajesh and Lin, Tsai-yu and Toohey, Lisa and Koesnaidi, Joseph Wira and Lee, Jaemin and Kobayashi, Tomohiko and R.V., Anuradha and Chaisse, Julien and Babu, Rajesh, Draft 'Agreement on the Establishment of the Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization' (March 30, 2018). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 5-16, March 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3153293

Chang-fa Lo (Contact Author)

National Taiwan University ( email )

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Junji Nakagawa

The Fletcher School ( email )

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Rajesh Sharma

RMIT University ( email )

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Tsai-yu Lin

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

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Lisa Toohey

University of Newcastle Law School, Australia ( email )

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Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

JWK Law Office ( email )

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Jaemin Lee

Seoul National University - College of Law ( email )

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Tomohiko Kobayashi

Otaru University of Commerce ( email )

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Anuradha R.V.

Clarus Law Associates ( email )

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Julien Chaisse

City University of Hong Kong ( email )

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Rajesh Babu

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

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Joka
Kolkata, 700104
India

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