Deliberations - UNCITRAL Arbitration

The deliberations of the Tribunal take place in private, usually after a hearing or procedural session when the members of the Tribunal are all gathered or in an in-person meeting. Deliberations can also be held by telephone or videoconference or by correspondence.

Agreements concerning the presence of Tribunal members, quorum and the manner in which the Tribunal decides are usually reached at the first procedural meeting. Unless the parties agree otherwise, any award or other decision shall be made by a majority of the Tribunal. 

To ensure a time effective process, the ICSID Secretariat encourages Tribunals to reserve time for deliberations immediately after hearings.