ICCA has recently published its first Diversity and Inclusion Policy and a Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Plan, together with an updated Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy. These publications were approved by the ICCA Governing Board at its annual meeting on 11 May 2020.
The ICCA Diversity and Inclusion Policy recognizes that “promoting diversity and inclusion are integral to ICCA’s core mission and excellence”, with concrete steps to be taken by ICCA to realise “the values of diversity and inclusion” set out in the ICCA Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
ArbitralWomen members ICCA President Lucy Reed, former President Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and ICCA Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee Chair Vera van Houtte, and ICCA Executive Director Lise Bosman, together with the consultant Anna Spain Bradley, worked with the Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee, Governing Board and ICCA Bureau to develop the new policies and plan.
The ICCA Diversity and Inclusion Policy will be discussed in greater detail at a seminar to take place during the forthcoming ICCA Congress in Edinburgh, of which ArbitralWomen is pleased to act as Media Supporter www.arbitralwomen.org/events/icca-2020.
The ICCA Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Implementation Plan will be discussed at a Breakfast Seminar on Thursday 4 February 2021 at the XXVth ICCA Congress in Edinburgh. The Seminar will include interventions by ICCA Inclusiveness Committee Chair Vera van Houtte; consultant Anna Spain Bradley; ArbitralWomen and Inclusiveness Committee member Carolyn Lamm; and Inclusiveness Committee members Prof. Mohamed Abdel Wahab and Lise Bosman.
Further information is available in the release announcement published by ICCA here.
Submitted by ArbitralWomen Board Member Amanda Lee, Consultant at Seymours, London