International commercial arbitration is founded upon one of UNCITRAL’s most successful conventions, the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Three-quarters of all nations, including Australia, have signed on to the New York Convention over its 60 year history. The Convention allows arbitration to cut through the problem of resolving international disputes by allowing parties to choose a neutral tribunal to determine their disputes, and permits lawyers to appear in these arbitrations wherever they are held without needing special practising rights.

The UN Day Lecture is an annual initiative of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA) to introduce and recognise the work of UNCITRAL. This year, the Lecture will be held around Australia in all capital cities to commemorate this important Convention. Admission is free, but registration is required.


Chair: Justice Roger Derrington
Speaker: Professor Khory McCormick, Griffith University
Commentary: Ms Erika Williams, McCullough Robertson


Federal Court of Australia
Courtroom 1, Level 7
119 North Quay, Brisbane

  • Event Details
  • Location: Australia
  • Brisbane Canberra Melbourne Sydney
  • Start Date: 24/10/2018 5:00 pm
  • End Date: 24/10/2018 6:15 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Erika Williams (Brisbane), Dalma Demeter (Canberra)