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Publications:

European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (with DVD)

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Arbitration in CIS Countries. Current issues

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The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: 25 years

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

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A Selection of Pitfalls under Chinese Arbitration

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"The new EU Directive on Mediation - First Insights"

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"Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations"

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"Interim measures in international commercial arbitration"

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"Colloque sur le Livre Vert de la Commission européenne sur les modes alternatifs de résolution des conflits relevant du droit civil et commercial"

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AIA Conference

Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations
The Association for International Arbitration (AIA) organised this conference to promote and create awareness of the Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of countries) – EU Relations. Our goal was to promote arbitration and mediation as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, ultimately in benefit of business development and creation of tighter bounds between the ACP states and the EU states. The 1 day conference took place in the city of Brussels at the secretariat of the ACP, from 9:30h - 18:30h, coffee breaks, lunch as well as a cocktail after the conference were part of the event.
Planning:
Date: May 21, 2008
Place: Brussels
Speakers:
Dr. Gaston Kenfack Douqjni
President of APAA (Africa)
Subject:
“The current state of ACP-EU arbitration in the OHADA space”
Mr. Colin Brown
EU Directorate General for Trade - Aspects of Trade Policy
Subject:
The relationship between the Cotonou and EPA dispute settlement mechanism and WTO obligations (article 21) and procedures (EPAs are expected to be WTO compatible and WTO jurisprudence on trade dispute settlement could be a guiding factor) and the legal and technical capacity constraints and needs of ACP states and regions.
Mr. Charles Claypoole
Eversheds Paris
Subject:
"The context of the dispute settlement provisions contained in the EU- ACP Agreements: other legal remedies available under international law for the protection of foreign nationals and their investments." Aim is to focus on the remedies available for the protection of foreign nationals and their investments that can be invoked by foreign investors (notably before ICSID arbitral tribunals) and by States (before the ICJ)
Paul-Jean Le Cannu
Legal Counsel - Conseiller juridique Permanent Court of Arbitration - Cour permanente d'arbitrage
Subject:
the Cotonou Agreement dispute settlement mechanism which contains references to the PCA.
Mr. Justice Duke E. Pollard
Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice
Subject:
Various innovative features of the CCJ and the disputes settlement procedures for the regional economic integration
Dr. Awuku
ACP- Legal Counsel
Subject:
ACP States Under Special and Differential Treatment of the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism
Mr. Aloysius Gng
PhD Candidate, CEPMLP, University of Dundee. BSc, LLM, Dip LP, Dip CIArb, MCIArb, Solicitor (England & Wales)
Subject:
Mineral (soft) Law in the field of ACP-EU Arbitration
Mr. Srilal Perera
Chief Counsel, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency a member of the World Bank Group
Subject:
Arbitration under the Convention Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and its Mediation Services
Ms. Mahnaz Malik
Associate IISD and Principal, MMI LAW International
Subject:
The innovations introduced by the CCIA with respect to investor protection in IIAs, including the investor-state arbitration process
The Book resulting from the Conference can be ordered here.
Learning points: The Conference was accredited with 6 continuous learning points (Permanent education Belgian Bar)