“Evolution and Adaptation: The Future of International Arbitration.”

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ICCA is pleased to present the preliminary programme for the 24th ICCA Congress to be held in Sydney, Australia from 15 – 18 April 2018. The theme for the 24th Congress is Evolution and Adaptation: The Future of International Arbitration. Under this heading, issues such as the legitimacy of law-making processes, adaptation in the face of substantive and practical challenges, involvement of public bodies and public interests in arbitration, and the challenges and opportunities of modernity will be addressed.

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The theme for the 2018 Congress has been chosen to highlight arbitration as a “living” organism which has proven adaptable in the past to new substantive and practical challenges, and that today – under attack from various quarters – will need to demonstrate its adaptability again. Under this theme, a range of programmes will be developed to address the evolving needs of users (both commercial and investor-State), the impact of the rapidly changing face of technology on the practice of arbitration, the expectations of the public, and the convergence or divergence of legal traditions and cultures.

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Current topics under development for ICCA 2018 include:

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  • Ways in which international arbitration in the past has proven a catalyst for development of new rules, guidelines and transnational norms and the potential or drawbacks of further initiatives
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  • The range of challenges and criticisms now facing investment and commercial arbitration, and various proposals to address them
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  • Lessons and specific techniques that can be drawn from other dispute resolution frameworks, including those used in sports and domain name arbitration
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  • The moving face of technology and the challenges and opportunities it poses for practice
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  • Evaluating the momentum towards transparency and public participation (what the future holds)
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  • Revisiting conventional wisdom about organizing arbitral proceedings
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  • “New frontiers” in international arbitration, including opportunities to become relevant in the critical areas of climate change, human rights, and corporate social responsibility.
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As further details surrounding the Congress program are confirmed, this page will be updated to keep delegates informed of the outstanding Congress ahead.

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 http://www.icca2018sydney.com

  • Event Details
  • Start Date: 15/04/2018 12:00 am
  • End Date: 18/04/2018 11:59 pm