Pursuant to ratification of the World Bank Convention on the Settlement of Foreign Investment Disputes, the United States Congress passed the Convention on Settlement of Disputes Act of 1966, utilizing a full faith and credit approach to enforce arbitral awards rendered under the Convention. Given the likelihood of frequent requests by foreign governments for enforcement of awards against American private investors in the United States, the operation of the full faith and credit clause with respect to the enforcement of arbitration awards becomes crucial. This comment examines the issues which are presented by the congressional decision to enforce international arbitral awards through the full faith and credit clause.

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