UNCITRAL Events and News

UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

28 October 2021 to 29 October 2021

Co-organised by UNCITRAL, the Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR, and the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), the UNCITRAL Working Group III Intersessional Meeting on the “Use of Mediation in ISDS” aims to discuss ways to strengthen the use of mediation in ISDS disputes by exploring the draft notes prepared by the UNCITRAL Secretariat on model treaty provisions and guidelines for the use of mediation, as well as the experience and perspectives of international organisations and different jurisdictions through panel sessions, practical workshop and roundtable discussion. Hybrid mode of virtual and in-person participation is adopted for this meeting on 28 October 2021 18:30 - 21:30 (GMT+8), and 29 October 2021 10:00 – 12:00 and 18:30 – 21:20 (GMT+8) (evening session open to WG III delegations only). For further details, please see the attached e-flyer and register here

28 October 2021 to 29 October 2021

Organisée conjointement par la CNUDCI, le Département de la Justice de Hong Kong et l'Académie asiatique de droit international (AAIL), la réunion intersessions du Groupe de travail III de la CNUDCI sur « L’utilisation de la médiation dans le RDIE » vise à examiner les moyens de renforcer le recours à la médiation dans le RDIE à travers l’étude les projets de notes préparés par le Secrétariat de la CNUDCI sur les dispositions des traités types et les lignes directrices pour le recours à la médiation, ainsi que l'expérience et la perspective des organisations internationales et des différentes juridictions, par le biais de présentations, d'ateliers pratiques et de tables rondes. Un mode de participation hybride (virtuelle et en personne) sera adopté pour cette réunion le 28 octobre 2021 de 18h30 à 21h30 (GMT+8), et le 29 octobre 2021 de 10h00 à 12h00 et de 18h30 à 21h20 (GMT+8) (la session du soir est ouverte aux délégations du Groupe de travail III uniquement). Pour plus de détails, veuillez consulter le feuillet électronique ci-joint et vous inscrire à l'adresse suivante : https://2021-uncitral-wg-iii-intersessional.net/.

21 October 2021 to 08 December 2021

La Secretaría se complace en anunciar las actividades programadas en América Latina y el Caribe en la edición 2021 del UNCITRAL LAC DAY.   En estas jornadas la Secretaría de la CNUDMI copatrocina una serie de eventos académicos organizados por instituciones académicas de excelencia en la región de América Latina y el Caribe. Las jornadas celebran el establecimiento de la Comisión y concientizan el trabajo que realiza la CNUDMI entre estudiantes de derecho, expertos legales, legisladores, y representantes del sector privado y público en general.

21 October 2021 to 08 December 2021

The UNCITRAL Secretariat is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2021 UNCITRAL Latino America and Caribbean Day (LAC Day).

28 September 2021

Le Ministère du Commerce et des Petites et moyennes entreprises du Sénégal, la Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la Chambre de commerce internationale (CCI) et l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), organisent un webinaire portant sur la numérisation des pratiques commerciales internationales au Sénégal. 

06 September 2021 to 07 September 2021

UNCITRAL RCAP is pleased to announce the 2nd Incheon Law & Business Forum themed “Navigating the Storm: Helping MSMEs Set Sail with Legal Harmonization,” to be held virtually from 6 – 7 September 2021. The Forum is co-hosted with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea and Incheon Metropolitan City, and supported by Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board INTERNATIONAL (KCAB INTERNATIONAL).

02 September 2021 to 03 September 2021

The UNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS Reform) Intersessional Meeting on Procedural Rules Reform (virtual) hosted by the Republic of Korea will be held on 2 to 3 September 2021 at 19:00-23:00 KST (UTC+9). This two-day intersessional meeting comprises: (i) three discussion sessions on draft provisions - namely, on early dismissal of claims (specifically addressing frivolous claims and abuse of process) and counterclaims; and (ii) one session with speakers on the cross-cutting issues of the procedural reform options, such as calculation of damages, allocation of cost, regulatory chill, and exhaustion of local remedies.

02 September 2021 to 03 September 2021

La réunion intersessions du Groupe de travail III (Réforme du RDIE) de la CNUDCI sur la réforme des règles de procédure (virtuelle) organisée par la République de Corée se tiendra du 2 au 3 septembre 2021 de 19h00 à 23h00 KST (UTC+9). Cette réunion intersessions de deux jours comprend : (i) trois séances de discussion sur les projets de dispositions - à savoir, le rejet anticipé des demandes (abordant spécifiquement les demandes non fondées et les abus de procédure) et les demandes reconventionnelles ; et (ii) une session avec des intervenants sur les questions transversales des options de réforme procédurale, telles que le calcul des dommages-intérêts, la répartition des coûts, le gel réglementaire et l'épuisement des recours internes. 

12 July 2021

UNCITRAL is pleased to announce the Launch of the Online Course “Introduction to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law,” on 12 July 2021 from 13:30 to 14:30 UTC+2 as a side event to the 54th Session of the Commission.  
 
The event will introduce UNCITRAL’s new online course, and discuss the importance of training in the international law context and the benefits of online learning, including in Asia-Pacific. Ms. Caroline Nicholas (Head of Technical Assistance Section and Senior Legal Officer, UNCITRAL secretariat), Ms. Athita Komindr (Head, UNCITRAL RCAP), Ms. Alessia Messuti (Learning Innovation Programme Officer, ITCILO) and Ms. Monica Canafoglia (Legal Officer, UNCITRAL secretariat) will be participating. The event will be held in English on Zoom by invitation only. For further details, please see the e-flyer

09 July 2021 to 10 July 2021

UNCITRAL RCAP is pleased to invite you to join us at the International Meditation Conference: Social Justice Through Mediation hosted by the Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Centre (BIMACC) to be held from 9 to 10 July 2021 (UTC +5:30). The event will kick off with an inaugural ceremony on 9 July 2021 (Day 1) from 17:00 to 17:55 (UTC +5:30). Ms. Athita Komindr (Head, UNCITRAL RCAP) will be providing an overview on the Singapore Convention on Mediation and UNCITRAL’s developments on mediation. She will be joined by legal practitioners and experts from BIMACC and the Supreme Court of India. Technical sessions on 10 July 2021 (Day 2) from 16:00 to 21:30 (UTC +5:30), will include 4 sessions exploring “COVID-19 Pandemic and Online Mediation”, the scope of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, “Standardising Mediation Training”, and the role of domestic courts and institutions in promoting mediation. The event will take place virtually and is open to the public and free of charge. For further details, please refer to the e-flyer and the event programmes. Kindly note that attendance is by way of prior registration only. Please register with the following links: Registration Link for Day 1 Attendees (9 July 2021)/Registration Link for Day 2 Attendees (10 July 2021).

New Articles

13 October 2021

Turkey has ratified the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. Turkey is the eighth State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for Turkey on 11 April 2022. Read the press release here.

01 October 2021

The monthly compilation for September of the bibliography of recent writings related to the work of UNCITRAL is now available.

16 September 2021

At its fifty-fourth session, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted the UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules. Read the press release here.

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