An Arbitral Tribunal is not a court of law. Its orders are not judicial orders-Explain

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Supreme Court in the case of Md. Army Welfare Housing Organization v. Sumangal Services (P) Ltd. [2004 (9) SCC 619].

“43. An Arbitral Tribunal is not a court of law. Its orders are not judicial orders. Its functions are not judicial functions. It cannot exercise its power ex debito justitiae. The jurisdiction of the arbitrator being confined to the four corners of the agreement, he can only pass such an order which may be the subject­matter of reference.”

It has been held that an Arbitral Tribunal is not a Court of law. Its orders are not judicial orders. Its functions are not judicial functions. It cannot exercise its powers ex debito justitiae. It has been held that the jurisdiction of the arbitrator being confined to the four corners of the agreement, he can only pass such an order which may be the subject­matter of reference.

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