20 Years of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996: A Look at 20 Landmark Supreme Court Judgments
23 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 24, 2016
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 was enacted with the objective of promoting arbitration, particularly international commercial arbitration, as a preferred mode of dispute resolution. To the said objective, the Act stated that the principle of minimal judicial intervention will be its key objective. As the Act completes 20 years on 25th January 2016, the author attempts to examine 20 landmark judgments of the Indian Supreme Court that defined the arbitration landscape in India. By and large, the judgments (especially the judgments after 2010) have been true to the spirit and objective of the Act. With the enactment of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015, it will be fruitful to look at these judgments delivered by the Supreme Court over the last twenty years and examine how they contributed to the growth of arbitration law in India.
Keywords: Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996-20, landmark supreme court judgments
JEL Classification: J52
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