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The Court of Arbitration Issues Partial Award in Indus Waters Kishenganga Arbitration

Jawad Ahmad is an attorney admitted in New York and is currently based in Singapore. From January to March 2012, Mr Ahmad worked as an intern at the International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration where he assisted Legal Counsel on legal research assignments concerning the Indus Waters Kishenganga Arbitration, but did not directly work with the Court of Arbitration. This post is derived from the Author’s forthcoming article in Arbitrational International - “Indus Waters Kishenganga Arbitration and State-to-State Disputes” Arbitration International Issue 3 2013. On 18 February 2013, the Court of Arbitration (Court) rendered the Partial Award in the Indus Waters Kishenganga Arbitration between Pakistan and India. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague acted as Secretariat for the Court. The Court is expected to render the Final Award towards the end of 2013. The case was brought under the Indus Water Treaty 1960 (Treaty) and it is the first time an arbitration has been initiated under the Treaty. The Treaty sought to divide the…

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