Ius et Praxis
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OBANDO CAMINO, Iván Mauricio. Los Orígenes de la Jurisdicción Arbitral en el Derecho de Aguas Chileno. Ius et Praxis [online]. 2005, vol.11, n.2, pp. 157-196. ISSN 0718-0012. doi: 10.4067/S0718-00122005000200005.
This article deals about the origins of arbitral jurisdiction in the Chilean water law. The author maintains that the origins of this jurisdiction go back to the by-laws of the Maipo Channel Society, enacted from 1827 through 1831. The judiciary confirmed this jurisdiction in the 1888 case "Donato Millán vs. Maipo Channel Society". The legislature took the Maipo Channel Society as a model to pass the 1908 Act N° 2139, on Water Channels Owners Associations, drafted by Mr. Carlos Aldunate Solar, the counselor of the society. The Chilean Supreme Court gave its definite meaning to that jurisdiction in the 1945 case "Marx and another vs. Water Channel Association of the Huasco River" wherein it stated that the association board could not adjudicate on the existence of water law rights.
Palabras clave : Arbitration; Arbitrator; Water Channels Owners Asociation.