The Arbitral Tribunal settles disputes that may arise between Association members, between Association members and one or several bodies of the Association, or between two or several bodies of the Association, and which concern the question whether or not an act or omission is in conformity with the Articles of Association, Codes of Conduct or Byelaws. It consists of three members of the Senate who are appointed by the Senate for a three-year term.
At the meeting on 17 February, 2012 the ELI Senate appointed the following persons to serve on the Arbitral Tribunal:
Arthur Hartkamp has been a professor of European private law at Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands) since 2006.
He worked on the new Dutch Civil Code (1974-1990) and was Advocate General and Procureur General in the Dutch Supreme Court (1986-2006).
Professor Hartkamp is the author of a four-volume commentary on the Dutch Law of Obligations (seven editions). He is a member of the Lando Commission and Unidroit.
Lord Jonathan Mance has been a justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom since 2009.
He represents the United Kingdom on the Council of Europe’s Consultative Council of European Judges. He currently chairs the International Law Association and the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. He is a member of the Judicial Integrity Group and of the seven person panel set up under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to give an opinion on candidates’ suitability to perform the duties of Judge and Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice and General Court.
He served from 2007 to 2009 on the House of Lords European Union Select Committee. In 2006 he chaired a working group under the auspices of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region, recommending changes in the procedures for enforcement of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. In 2008, he led an international delegation for the same Group and the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights, reporting on the problems of impunity in relation to violence against women in the Congo.
Jean-Marc Sauvé is a French civil servant. He is the vice-president of the Council of State in France (Conseil d'État) and the president of the French Institute of Administrative Sciences (IFSA).
He serves as a vice-president of the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union.