Dispute Resolution Mechanism for the Belt and Road Initiative

  • Guiguo Wang
  • Yuk-Lun Lee
  • Mei-Fun Leung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Guiguo Wang, Yuk-Lun Lee, Mei-Fun Leung
    Pages 1-2
  3. Guiguo Wang, Yuk-Lun Lee, Mei-Fun Leung
    Pages 3-9
  4. Guiguo Wang, Yuk-Lun Lee, Mei-Fun Leung
    Pages 11-15
  5. Guiguo Wang, Yuk-Lun Lee, Mei-Fun Leung
    Pages 17-63
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 65-160

About this book


This book examines resolution of the disputes among the parties to the Belt and Road economic cooperation. To address the related issues, the International Academy of the Belt and Road gathered about 50 experts from over 30 Belt and Road countries and regions to formulate a dispute resolution mechanism for the Belt and Road Initiative by taking into account the legal systems, legal environment, legal history, tradition and cultural characteristics of the countries and regions concerned. The dispute resolution mechanism jointly presented advocates mediation as the primary means for resolving disputes. Only when mediation could not result in a fruitful solution would arbitration be employed. In case of investor-state arbitration, the mechanism indicates that it should be conducted transparently to meet the expectation of accountability of the host state. It also has a built-in appeal procedure for investor-state arbitration.

This hands-on book offers detailed explanations of the mediation rules, arbitration rules and appeal procedures. On the one hand, this mechanism embodies the integration of the cultures, traditions, legal systems, legal values and legal thoughts of the Belt and Road countries and regions. On the other hand, it highlights the importance of mediation, which is part of the Chinese and other oriental cultures and reflects the trend of the contemporary world. The dispute resolution mechanism established in this book will not only contribute to the development of the Belt and Road Initiative but also the world dispute settlement enterprise as a whole.


Dispute Resolution Mechanism Belt and Road Initiative Existing Systems Preparations for a B&R Dispute Resolution Mechanism Rules on B&R Dispute Resolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Guiguo Wang
    • 1
  • Yuk-Lun Lee
    • 2
  • Mei-Fun Leung
    • 3
  1. 1.Zhejiang UniversityZhejiangChina
  2. 2.International Academy of Belt and RoadHong KongChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Zhejiang University Press 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1974-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1975-8
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