Permanent Court of Arbitration, PCA

The Permanent Court of Arbitration, established by treaty in 1899, is an intergovernmental organisation providing a variety of dispute resolution services to the international community.

Permanent Court of Arbitration

The PCA is an intergovernmental organisation with over 120 member states.

Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.

Today the PCA provides services for the resolution of disputes involving various combinations of states, state entities, intergovernmental organisations, and private parties. The PCA can assist in the selection of arbitrators, and may be called upon to designate or act as appointing authority.

The PCA is also a center for scholarship and publication, and a forum for legal discourse.

Contact details

Permanent Court of Arbitration
Peace Palace
Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ The Hague
Telephone: (070) 302 41 65
Website: Permanent Court of Arbitration

Published: 10 April 2017Modified: 30 May 2017