[ 658D-9]  Enforcement.  (a)  Arbitral or other awards or settlements issued pursuant to this chapter by the center shall be enforced by the circuit courts of this State as permitted by law and consistent with the United States Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C.  201, et seq., and the enforcement provisions of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, as implemented by 9 U.S.C.  201, et seq., unless subsection (b) below is applicable.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-9

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Center: means any center organized as an independent nonprofit educational corporation duly established under the laws of this State, whose principal purpose is to facilitate the resolution of international business, trade, commercial, and other disputes between persons by means of arbitration, mediation, conciliation, and other means as an alternative to the resort to litigation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

     (b)  Where the parties specifically submit to jurisdiction of this chapter pursuant to section 658D-6, the center may require those parties residing in countries not signatories to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, as implemented by 9 U.S.C.  201, et seq., and not having sufficient assets otherwise within the jurisdiction of the circuit courts of this State, to post such bonds or other security as the center shall deem appropriate to ensure reasonable likelihood of enforcement of any award or other relief ultimately ordered by the center in the proceeding.