UCL Faculty of Laws


Dr Martins Paparinskis selected as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

25 April 2017

Martins with AG

Dr Martins Paparinskis (above left), Reader in Public International Law and Director of Graduate Research Studies at UCL Faculty of Laws, has been selected as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) by Latvia.

Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.

The PCA is not a court in the traditional sense, but a permanent framework for arbitral tribunals constituted to resolve specific disputes. Members of the Court are potential arbitrators appointed by member states. Each member state is entitled to nominate up to four persons of “known competency in questions of international law, of the highest moral reputation and disposed to accept the duties of arbitrators” as “Members of the Court.” Members of the Court are appointed for a term of six years, and their appointments can be renewed.

Read more information about the PCAMembers of the PCA, and the procedure of appointment.