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

See all articles by Chang-fa Lo

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

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law

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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India

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Julien Chaisse

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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New Territories
Hong Kong

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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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