1 The notion of infra petita (in Latin, 'less than what was requested’) usually refers to a situation where a judge or arbitrator does not decide on one or several of the claims raised by the parties to a case. The rule whereby judgments and awards should not be infra petita is firmly entrenched in several domestic legal systems, where it is considered as a component of the party-disposition principle (principe dispositif). The latter implies that it is for the parties to autonomously decide the object of any given dispute submitted to adjudication or arbitration,...
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