The African Promise Aims at Improving the Representation of Africans in International Arbitration

19 September, 2019

ArbitralWomen member, Emila Onyema, together with Stuart Dutson and Kamal Shah have drafted and launched a new diversity initiative, titled “The African Promise”. The “African Promise” aims at improving the profile and representation of African arbitrators and appointing Africans as arbitrators especially in arbitrations connected with Africa.

The drafters of the African Promise consider that African arbitrators should be appointed as arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis and invite arbitration practitioners, representatives of corporates, States, arbitral institutions, academics and others involved in the practice of international arbitration to sign the African Promise and to take steps to ensure the achievement of the above objectives.

The African Promise is accessible here.