African Perspectives on Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy
The UNCITRAL secretariat is organizing a panel entitled “African Perspectives on Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy” during the 2nd edition of the African Arbitration and Mediation Days.
UNCITRAL’s project on the stocktaking of developments in dispute resolution in the digital economy (DRDE) was launched in 2021, conferring on the secretariat the mandate to monitor the changing landscape of dispute resolution in the digital economy by compiling, analysing and sharing relevant information with a view to laying the groundwork for updating existing UNCITRAL texts or developing new ones. The project gives particular attention to the disruptive aspects of digitalization in dispute resolution, in particular those with respect to due process and fairness, but also focuses on the enabling aspects of technology as far as its impact on cost and duration of procedures is concerned. In line with its mandate, the UNCITRAL secretariat is organizing discussions to seek inputs from different parts of the world so as to ensure the comprehensiveness of its work. This panel complements the “World Tour” which has been held to date in Tokyo, New York, Guatemala City, Paris and Vienna.
The 2nd edition of the African Arbitration and Mediation Days, in which this panel will be organized, is co-hosted by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA (CCJA/OHADA), the OHADA Regional School of Magistracy (ERSUMA) and the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), and held in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NiCarb).
- Thursday, 27 July 2023 at 2:15 pm-3:15 pm (GMT)
- Participation: Headquarters of “la Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire (CGCI)” in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (in-person) / ERSUMA videoconference platform (Zoom, online)
- Language: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)