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Principle

No. XII.1 - Distribution of burden of proof

The burden of proof rests on the party who advances a proposition affirmatively ("actori incumbit onus probandi").

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Commentary

This Principle means that a claimant bears the burden of proof for the facts which support his claim, e.g. the facts supporting a claim for damages, while the respondent bears the burden of proof for the facts supporting his defences, e.g. the defence of disenrichment against a claim for restoration of an unjust enrichment.

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Arbitral Awards

Ad Hoc-Award of October 27, 1989 and June 30, 1990, Antoine Biloune (Syria) and Marine Drive Complex Ltd. (Ghana) v. Ghana Investment Centre and the Government of Ghana, YCA 1994, at 11 et seq.CCIG Award, 1989, [1993] ASA. Bull. 216 et seq.Decision on Jurisdiction of 24 December 1996 and Award of 29 April 1999 in case no ARB/94/2, YCA 2000, 221 et seq.ICC Award No. 12290, Collection of ICC Arbitral Awards 2008-2011, at Page 831 et seq.ICC Award No. 3344, Clunet 1982, at 978 et seq.ICC Award No. 6653, Clunet 1993, at 1040 et seq.ICC Award No. 7331, Clunet 1995, at 1001 et seq.ICC Award No. 8874, ICC Bull. 10/No. 2 (1999), at 60 et seq.ICC Award No.1434, Clunet 1976, at 978 et seq.ICSID Award, Asian Agricultural Products Ltd. v. The Republic of Sri Lanka, YCA 1991, at 106 et seq.Iran-US Claims Tribunal, Abrahim Rahman Golshani v. The Government of The Islamic Republic of Iran, YCA 1994, at 421 et seq. 

Arbitration Rules

Arbitration Rules 2004, China Maritime Arbitration Commission, YCA 2005, 219 et seqICDR International Dispute Resolution Procedures (including Mediation and Arbitration Rules)UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010 (revised) 

Court Decisions

Reports of Judgements, Advisory Opinions and Orders, International Court of Justice, Case of certain Norwegian Loans, (France v. Norway) Judgement of July 6th, 1957 

Doctrine

Anonymous Writer, Colford's Collection, in the "Little Red Book of Bristol" (late 13th century)Arnaldez, Jean-Jacques, note to ICC Award No. 6653, Clunet 1993, at 1047 et seq.Baker, Stewart/ Davis, Mark D., Arbitral Proceedings under the UNICTRAL Rules - The Experience of the Iran - United States Claims Tribunal, 23 G.Wash.J.Int’I L.&Ec. 1989, at 267 et seq.Black, Henry Campell, Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed., St. Paul 1990Cheng, Bin, General Principles Of Law as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals, reprinted, Cambridge 1987Craig, W. Laurence/ Park, William W./ Paulsson, Jan, International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration, 3rd ed., Dobbs Ferry 2000Derains, Yves, note to ICC Award No. 1434, Clunet 1976, at 982 et seq.Domingo, Ortega, Rodriguez-Antolin, Zambrana, Principios de Derecho Global, Navarra, 2006Ferrari, Franco, Das Verhältnis zwischen den Unidroit-Grundsätzen und den allgemeinen Grundsätzen internationaler Einheitsprivatrechtskonventionen, JZ 1998, at 9 et seq.Ferrari, Franco, The CISG's Interpretative Goals, Its Interpretative Method and Its General Principles in Case Law (Part II), IHR 5/2013, at 181 et seq.Fouchard, Philippe, L'Arbitrage Commercial International, Paris 1965Gaillard, Emmanuel, note to ICC Award No. 3344, Clunet 1982, at 983 et seq.Highet, Keith, Evidence, The Chamber, and the ELSI Case, in: Lillich, Richard B., Fact-Finding Before International Tribunals [eleventh Sokol Colloquium], Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York 1992, at 33Holtzmann, Howard M., Fact-Finding by the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in: Lillich, Richard B., Fact-Finding Before International Tribunals [eleventh Sokol Colloquium], Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York 1992, at 101Kazazi, Mojtaba, Burden of Proof and Related Issues: a Study on Evidence Before International Tribunals, The Hague / London / Boston 1996Kersley, R.H., M.A., LL.M./ Broom, Herbert, LL.D., A Selection of Legal Maxims, 10th ed. London, 1939Magnus, Ulrich, Die allgemeinen Grundsätze im UN-Kaufrecht, 59 RabelsZ 1995, at 469 et seq.Müller, Tobias Malte, Ausgesuchte Fragen der Beweislastverteilung im UN-Kaufrecht im Lichte der aktuellen Rechtsprechung, München 2005O'Malley, Nathan D., Rules of evidence in international arbitration. London 2012Ortscheidt, Jérôme, La réparation du dommage dans l'arbitrage commercial international, Paris 2001.Ripert, Georges, Les Règles du Droit Civil Applicables aux Rapports Internationaux (Contribution à l'Etude des Principes Généraux du Droit Visés au Statut de la Cour Permanente de Justice Internationale), 44 Rec.Cours 1933-II, at 569 et seq.Sandifer, Durward V., Evidence before international Tribunals, Charlottesville1975Selby, Jamison, Fact-Finding by the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal: The View from the Trenches, in: Lillich, Richard B., Fact-Finding Before International Tribunals [eleventh Sokol Colloquium], Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York 1992, at 135Simpson, J. L. / Fox, Hazel, International Arbitration - Law and Practice, London 1959Voigtel, Unter welchen Umständen ist die Existenz eines Contocurrent-Verhältnisses anzunehmen?, 3 Archiv für Theorie und Praxis des Allgemeinen deutschen Handelsrechts 1864, at 203 et seq.Zeller, Damages under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, 2nd ed. 2009 

Miscellaneous

Digest XXII, 3, 2 (Paulus) 

National Legislation

Civil Code QuébecEthiopian Civil CodeSwiss Civil Code, Schweizer Zivilgesetzbuch, Art. 1-10,  2008United Arab Emirates Civil Code 1987 

Principles / Restatements

Principles of Law and Equity - Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity, Alphabetically Digested (London 1751) 

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