Arthad Kurlekar is a fourth year student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He is also a research assistant with Prof Ingeborg Schwenzer and is a past mootie of the Willem C Vis (East) International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. He is a candidate for the Diploma Program offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has attended the course in September 2014 at Oxford.
“Perversion of Law” in Chinese Criminal Law – An Indiscriminate Legal Weapon Against Arbitrators(09/12/15)
Article 399A included in the Criminal Law of People’s Republic of China, provides for criminal liability to arbitrators for “perversion of law” (Wangfa Zhongcai Zui). The provision has been a Part of the Criminal Law since 2006. However, on 24 June 2015, the Supreme People’s Court (‘SPC’) and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) of China have undertaken the task of interpreting Article 399A (Further information about the process may be found here).