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Legitimacy: Myths, Challenges, Realities

ISBN13: 9789041159441
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
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ICCA Congress Series No. 18 comprises the proceedings of the twenty-second Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), held in Miami in 2014. The articles by leading arbitration practitioners and scholars from around the world address the challenges, both perceived and real, to the legitimacy of international arbitration.

The volume focusses on the twin pillars of legitimacy: justice, in procedure and outcome, and precision at every phase of the proceedings. Contributions on justice explore issues related to diversity, fairness and whether arbitral institutions can do more to foster legitimacy – based on the responses of nine international arbitral institutions to a survey on this topic. Articles focussing on precision address burdens, standards and procedures in respect of proof; interim measures and document production; witnesses and experts; and standards governing investor misconduct in investment arbitration.

The volume opens with a spirited Keynote Address in defence of bilateral investment treaties and also reports the results of a theme-related empirical survey of Congress Participants on demographics, precision and justice in international arbitration, carried out during the Opening Plenary Session of the Congress.

Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Preface Albert Jan van den Berg, General Editor
ICCA Congress 2016
Table of Contents
Keynote Address: In Defense of Bilateral Investment Treaties Judge Stephen M. Schwebel
Opening Plenary Session
Chairs: Lucy Reed and Meg Kinnear
Rapporteurs: James Freda and Tobias Lehmann
A-1 Proof: A Plea for Precision
Chair: David Brynmor Thomas
Rapporteur: Timothy L. Foden
A-2 Early Stages of the Arbitral Process: Interim Measures and Document Production
Chair: John Barkett
Rapporteur: Natalie Reid
A-3 Matters of Evidence: Witness and Experts
Chair: Nathalie Voser
Rapporteur: Nicholas Lingard
A-4 Treaty Arbitration: Pleading and Proof of Fraud and comparable Forms of Abuse
Chair: Klaus Reichert SC
Rapporteur: Elizabeth Karanja
B-1 Who Are the Arbitrators?
Chair: Adriana Braghetta
Rapporteur: Ricardo Dalmaso Marques Ricardo Dalmaso Marques
B-2 Premise: Arbitral Institutions Can Do More to Further Legitimacy. True or False?
Chair: Salim Moollan
Rapporteur: Belinda McRae
B-3 Treaty Arbitration: Is the Playing Field Level and Who Decides Whether It Is Anyway?
Chair: Anna Joubin-Bret
Rapporteur: Neeti Sachdeva
B-4 Universal Arbitration: An Aspiration Within Reach or a Sisyphean Goal?
Chair: Dushyant Dave
Rapporteur: Kathleen Claussen
Plenary Session: Spotlight on International Arbitration in Miami and the United States
Chair: John Barkett
Rapporteur: Frank Cruz-Alvarez
Breakout Sessions on Arbitral Legitimacy: The Users’ And Judges’ Perspectives
Chairs: José Astigarraga, Melanie van Leeuwen, Joseph Matthews and Edna Sussman
Rapporteurs: Luis González García, Amanda Lees, Ruth Mosch and L Andrew S. Riccio
Lunch Seminar: Latin America: Hottest Issues, Country by Country
Chair: R. Doak Bishop
Rapporteur: Ricardo Dalmaso Marques
Lunch Seminar: Power of Arbitration to Fill Gaps in the Arbitration Agreement and Underlying Contract
Chair: John H. Rooney, Jr.
Rapporteur: Elodie Dulac
Closing Plenary
Rapporteurs: James Freda and Tobias Lehmann
List of Participants
List of ICCA Officers and Governing Board Members

Series: ICCA Congress Series

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