2016 | Diciembre 31
Whenever the topic of diversity of women in arbitration is discussed, the closet description that comes to mind is “pale, male and stale”.
A lot of effort is being made in the arbitration community on the importance of diversity and the promotion of female professionals in arbitration; as a result, heated debates around the source of the problem and the reasons for its existence have ensued.
Research suggests that having a gender balanced arbitration tribunal leads to a more legitimate and efficient arbitration process. This does not necessarily mean that diversity within the tribunal would have an impact on the final outcome of an arbitration, but that it will essentially affect the way that outcome is achieved.