Alexander J. Bělohlávek, Univ. Professor, Dr.iur., Mgr., Dipl. Ing. oec/MB, Dr.h.c. Lawyer admitted and practising in Prague/CZE (Branch N.J./US), Senior Partner of the Law Offices Bělohlávek, Dept. of Law, Faculty of Economics, Ostrava, CZE, Dept. of Int. and European Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, CZE (visiting), Chairman of the Commission on Arbitration ICC National Committee CZE, Arbitrator in Prague, Vienna, Kiev etc. Member of ASA, DIS, Austrian Arb. Association. The President of the WJA – the World Jurist Association, Washington D.C./USA.
29.I. SECTION 29(1) OF THE ARBACT Arbitral institutions are required to archive arbitral awards stamped with the confirmation of legal force and effect, along with all documents evidencing the course of the arbitration proceedings, for a period of 20 years as of the date on which the award enters into legal force and effect. This period is consistent with the 20-year time limit after which certain files in judicial proceedings are transferred to the State Archives of the Czech Republic for archiving (subject to selection by the State Archives). Other files are physically destroyed, and a report documenting this fact is drawn up. This applies to both judicial proceedings and proceedings before permanent arbitral institutions.