M. Pierre Bellet is Chief Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court of France. We are grateful to Dr. Frederic Fisemann, Secretary-General Emeritus of the International Chamber of Commerce, for the translation of this paper from French. The article appears in its original French text in Revue de l'Arbitrage: Bulletin de Comite Francais de l'Arbitrage, 3 (1978): 313-316
This article is based on remarks made at the Sixth International Arbitration Congress by the highest ranking judge of France to a working-group of judges, arbitrators, law professors, and practitioners, who explored the relationships between arbitration and the courts throughout the world. The article first expresses agreement with a paper presented by the reporter of the working group and then goes on to comment candidly on the views of Trench judges toward arbitration.