ICC upgrades online Dispute Resolution Library

  • 6 February 2014
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ICC has today launched a new version of its Dispute Resolution Library (DRL), a databank of ICC publications and resources on dispute resolution.

This 2014 upgrade, the first since the service was launched in 2008, includes new and improved search functions, navigation aids and display options, as well as a redesigned interface reflecting recent ICC branding changes.

DRL offers immediate online access to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce Bulletin, the Dossiers of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration and other ICC publications and documentation relating to dispute resolution. One of DRL’s major attractions is the wealth of ICC awards it contains. The many hundreds of extracts from ICC awards published in the Bulletin since 1990 are all available in DRL, with case summaries in English, French and, now, Spanish.

The convenience of having these publications all available on a single website is appreciated by many practising lawyers. “I have found DRL to be immensely valuable when preparing submissions, articles and speeches,” said Simon Greenberg, partner with Clifford Chance and former Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. “The material is instantly accessible and searchable, which makes DRL a great time-saver.”

Several sections of DRL are freely accessible. They include a tool for finding where ICC awards have been published, all ICC dispute resolution rules, and the reports of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR including the ICC Guide to National Procedures for Recognition and Enforcement of Awards under the New York Convention. Access to the full Library is by subscription. A range of tariffs is proposed, with discounts for individual users, educational establishments and multiple accesses.

Sylvie Picard Renaut, Manager of the Documentation and Research Centre of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a contributor to the upgrade, described the new DRL as “a major step forward”. She singled out in particular the inclusion of the new search tool for finding where an ICC award has been published. “This and the many other functional improvements will greatly facilitate the everyday work of researchers and documentalists,” Ms Picard Renaut predicted.

ICC developed DRL in collaboration with Irish IT company, Coastline Solutions. Coastline manages access to the service and can set up free trials upon request. To ask for a free trial write to or ring +353 1 235 2166.

Browse through the new Dispute Resolution Library (DRL)

For more information visit ICC Dispute Resolution Services