Introduction The issues pertaining to “sovereign immunity” in international arbitration are not new. Nevertheless, several aspects remain unresolved. Sovereign immunity from execution is said to be “the last fortress, the last bastion of State immunity.” For example, states sometimes invoke the “sovereign immunity shield” in the execution of arbitral awards enforced against the respondent-state. The result…

  It has been on the cards for many years. But on 6 February 2018, days before the Kuwait reconstruction conference, the Iraqi cabinet officially agreed to endorse the ratification of New York Convention of 1958 and table it with Parliament. The decision finally to accede to the treaty coincides with the eradication of Da-esh…