Forming Transnational Dispute Settlement Norms
Soft Law and the Role of UNCITRAL’s Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Shahla F. Ali is an AIIFL Fellow, Professor and Associate Dean (International) and Director, Programme in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.
This thought-provoking book examines whether regional centres associated with global legal institutions facilitate expanded citizen engagement in global soft law making. Through an analysis of empirical research into the role of decentralized soft law making in the East Asian region, it investigates the influence of such regional centres in overcoming representational deficits in the design of cross-border dispute settlement norms.