In contrast to court opinions, arbitration submissions and awards are often confidential. This makes locating the awards much more difficult than locating court opinions. However, there are a variety of electronic databases and print reporters that publish arbitral awards—sometimes as redacted excerpts. Below is a list of selected law library resources that frequently publish international arbitral awards.
Aside from the law library resources mentioned above, a few arbitral bodies provide free electronic access to their decisions and awards. Please see the below list for more information about those entities and sources.
Conducting research on international commercial arbitration will often require research into the arbitration laws of individual countries. Although such laws are beyond the scope of this research guide, the World Arbitration Reporter (discussed in the "Secondary Sources" tab of this guide) contains information and commentary on the arbitration laws of many countries. The American Society of International Law International Commercial Arbitration research guide contains links to many national arbitration laws.