In the context of dispute resolution, the principle that an arbitration ( or jurisdiction agreement which forms part of a larger agreement is not itself invalidated merely by reason of the invalidity of the larger agreement. Separability is a principle of international arbitration law adopted in most New York Convention ( countries. For example, in English arbitration law, the principle is given statutory force by section 7 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and in the US, case law at both the state and federal level confirms that arbitration agreements are separable from the main contract as a matter of state and federal law (see, for example, Prima Paint Corp v Conklin Mfg. Co., 388 U.S. 395 (1967)).

Separability is also expressly addressed in several institutional rules (such as the ICC Rules ( ; LCIA Rules ( ; AAA Rules ( ; and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (

For more information, see Practice Notes, Separability of arbitration agreements in international arbitration ( and Jurisdictional issues in international arbitration, Separability ( .

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