Brooklyn Law School
When Solomon arbitrated a child custody dispute, the baby almost perished.' Today's arbitrator probably could not propose such a drastic award. Yet courts may refuse to compel arbitration of some disputes for fear that societal interests may suffer a fate similar to that which would have befallen the baby under Solomon's initial judgment. The parties to the dispute are not free to compromise rights other than their own.
William W. Park,
Private Adjudicators and the Public Interest: The Expanding Scope of International Arbitration
Brooklyn Journal of International Law
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