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The definition of e-arbitration

The official start of e-arbitration was dated back in 1996 when within Virtual Magistrate project a decision on the dispute was rendered after entirely electronic proceedings were conducted14. Now gradually becoming more and more popular, e-arbitration could be a future of small and medium claims arbitrations taking into account the certain advantages of e-arbitration discussed below.

In a very perfectionist way the e-arbitration also called “online arbitration” or “cyber arbitration” could be defined as a type of arbitration where the entire process of arbitration from A to Z (from the beginning to the end) is conducted with the application of information and communication technology solutions such as emails, video conferencing, e-signatures, real-time communication systems (chats), special software etc.

An amendment was made to the RA Law on "Value-Added Tax" on March 17, 2016. The citizens will no longer pay VAT on the cars imported from the EEU countries (such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan) for their personal use.

The amendment was signed by the President of the RA on March 26, 2016 and it entered into force on March 31, 2016.

Details at: http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=38287

Is it necessary to amend the jurisdictional rules of Republic of Armenia with the traditional “forum non conveniens” rule ?


Legal practitioners from civil law countries, especially those from post-soviet area (hereinafter referred as “Developing civil law systems” or “DCL systems”) find the doctrine of “forum non convenience” (hereinafter referred as “FNC”) very strange. It is, indeed, very unusual, at least in DCL systems, that the court may have discretionary power to decline to exercise its jurisdiction, when it would be more convenient for the parties if their case would be heard by the other court.
However, as a matter of fact, the absorption of different legal institutes from developed legal systems is now a widely accepted practice in DCL systems, no matter how unusual those institutes are for their local legal cultures.

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