International Council for Commercial Arbitration

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Country: USA
  • City: Washington
  • Type of organization: nongovernmental organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Arbitration - Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: International Commercial Disputes

[edit] Description

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is a worldwide organization devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of resolving international commercial disputes. Its activities include convening international arbitration congresses and conferences, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications, and promoting the harmonization of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards.

An ICCA Congress or Conference is held every second year for the presentation and discussion of papers on different aspects of international dispute resolution. These meetings attract a large number of participants from all parts of the world, and have made significant contributions to the development of dispute resolution theory and practice.

ICCA’s principal publications, prepared with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, include the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, and the ICCA Congress Series, consisting of the papers presented at the biennial meetings. ICCA also co-sponsors KluwerArbitration Online, a fully searchable database in the field of international commercial arbitration.

ICCA has official status as a nongovernmental organization accredited by the United Nations. In that capacity, ICCA has participated actively in the preparation of the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules, and the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.

ICCA consists of Council Members who are recognized specialists in the field of dispute resolution. ICCA’s Statement of Purposes and Procedures provide that the Members “shall be elected from various parts of the world, from different legal and economic systems, and from developed as well as developing nations.” Persons who have served as Members for long periods are eligible to be designated lifetime Advisory Members. At present, there are 42 Members and 17 Advisory Members coming from 32 different countries.

ICCA is not an arbitral institution: it does not administer arbitrations or act as appointing authority.

[edit] Young ICCA

Young ICCA is a world-wide arbitration knowledge and skills network for young practitioners, established in 2010. It aims to:

  • provide a forum for young students and professionals to exchange ideas about international arbitration;
  • provide young professionals interested in dispute resolution with access to each other and to the international arbitration community;
  • promote the use of arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution by introducing new practitioners from all corners of the globe into the practice of arbitration.

Participation in Young ICCA is open to law students, faculty members and young practitioners.

[edit] External Links

International Council for Commercial Arbitration Statement of Purposes and Procedures

[edit] Contact

Secretary General, ICCA International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 - USA

Tel: +1 202 744 8801

Fax: +1 202 522 2615


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