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Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)



  • Organization TypeGovernment, Institute
  • Staff101-250
  • HeadquartersNetherlands
  • Founded1899
The PCA is an intergovernmental organization with 121 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 organizations, and private parties. The PCA's Secretariat, the International Bureau, headed by its Secretary-General, provides full registry services and legal and administrative support to tribunals and commissions. Its caseload reflects the breadth of PCA involvement in international dispute resolution, encompassing territorial, treaty, and human rights disputes between states, as well as commercial and investment disputes, including disputes arising under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. 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.

Where is Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

Contact Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

Company Offices
  • Netherlands (headquarters)
  • The Hague
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration Peace Palace Carnegieplein 2 2517 KJ


Contract Awards

Funding for the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
26 Jul 2017

Provision of Legal Services

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
23 Nov 2016

Provide a Variety of Dispute Resolution Services to the International Community

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
6 May 2016

Annual Contribution to the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
26 Apr 2016