Judicial leaders call for establishing African Court of Justice

África2017 | Abril 4
African judicial leaders called on Tuesday here for establishment of an African Court of Justice to act as reference for conflict resolution.

The declaration also called for establishment of an African Arbitration Center for Dispute Resolution among African states in accordance with legal frameworks.
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Tax Dispute Resolution Alliance formed by KPMG, MacRobert Attorneys

Acuerdos2017 | Marzo 30
KPMG and MacRobert Attorneys have joined ties to create a Tax Dispute Resolution Alliance, building on the longstanding relationship between the two firms on tax dispute matters, going back a number of years.
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CRCICA’s recent caseload: New Annual Record for the second time in four years

CRCICA | Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration2017 | Marzo 13
The total number of arbitration cases filed before CRCICA until 31 December 2016 reached 1161 cases. In 2016, 91 new arbitration cases were filed, scoring as such 75% annual increase compared to the 54 cases initiated in 2015. 2016 witnessed a new record for the number of cases registered under the auspices of CRCICA in a single year (91 cases). The previous record, reached in 2012 (78 cases), has therefore been broken.
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L’expérience concluante de la médiation socio-culturelle

República Centroafricana2017 | Marzo 8
Pendant un an, douze jeunes adultes ont suivi à Bangui une formation en médiation sociale et culturelle, un projet pilote d’ATD Quart Monde initiant un nouveau métier dans un domaine encore peu exploré en Centrafrique.
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Arbitrating international financing disputes in Africa

Ensayos2017 | Febrero 21
In a December 2016 report the International Chamber of Commerce confirmed the importance of arbitration in resolving financial sector disputes. Kent Phillips and Benson Lim of Hogan Lovells discuss how arbitration can help international lenders and funds resolve African disputes effectively.
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ICC says African regions contribute to new arbitration cases record in 2016

ICC Arbitration2017 | Febrero 10
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has said Africa has contributed to record figures for new cases filed for administration under ICC rules in 2016. According to preliminary statistics released in January, a total of 966 new cases administered by the court were filed last year – involving 3,099 parties from 137 countries – which the court said was a record in its 94-year history.
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La médiation familiale à partir de cette année pour certains conflits familiaux

Argelia2017 | Enero 27
La ministre de la solidarité nationale, de la famille et de la condition de la femme, Mounia Meslem a annoncé jeudi à Alger l’entrée en application à partir de l’année en cours des mesures de la médiation familiale.
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New efforts rolled out to promote arbitration

Ruanda2017 | Enero 27
New efforts have been rolled out to enhance the capacity of mediators to help reduce the number of cases going to courts.

This was announced in Kigali at the opening of a three-day seminar bringing together US mediators, Rwandan justice stakeholders and lawyers on Wednesday.
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The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre

CAJAC | China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre2017 | Enero 26
The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) was established in August 2015 to address resolution of commercial disputes between Chinese and African parties.

The Beijing Consensus, calling for a joint dispute resolution framework to be developed between China and Africa, was signed in June 2015 by a wide range of Chinese trade commissions, arbitral bodies and universities, as well as delegates from Africa. It was followed by the signing of a similar consensus in Johannesburg in August 2015, resulting in the establishment of CAJAC.
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Décisions pénales et médiation: baisse de 40% des affaires jugées en correctionnelle

Mediación Penal Restaurativa2017 | Enero 15
Le nombre d’affaires jugées en correctionnelle a baissé de 40% en 2016 grâce aux décisions pénales et à la médiation, selon un document du ministère de la Justice dont l’APS a reçu une copie.

Grâce aux décisions pénales et à la médiation, le nombre d’affaires jugées en correctionnelle a été réduit de 40%, enregistrant une baisse de plus de 50% dans certains tribunaux de la cour d’Alger”, précise le document.
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Kenya says launch of global arbitration centre to spur investments

NCIA Kenia Nairobi2016 | Diciembre 16
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday the inauguration of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) will help spur investments into the East African nation.

Kenyatta told the first International Arbitration Conference in East and Central Africa, which kicked off in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday, that dispute resolution mechanisms were critical component of the economic development agenda that the country and the continent is pursuing.
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LCCI creates Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre

LACIAC | Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre

2016 | Noviembre 15
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has created an Alternative Dispute Resolution centre to fast track commercial disputes resolution in the country.
Nike Akande, the President, LCCI, made the disclosure during the launch of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre in Lagos on Monday.
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Family mediation centres in rural areas key in ending child marriages

Derechos Humanos2016 | Noviembre 11
Families of girls who are child brides or are at risk of becoming child brides can be engaged in mediation services in which they can learn about the rights of girls and the negative consequences that child marriage can have on their daughters and her wider family. It has therefore been proposed that family mediation centres be established in rural areas where cases of child marriages are rife.
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‘Nigeria is a viable destination for international commercial arbitration’

Lagos2016 | Noviembre 8
Over the years, Africa and particularly Nigeria has become increasingly attractive to foreign investors. However, with increased investment comes increased potential for disputes and the need to train arbitrators who will resolve the conflicts. In an encounter with JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, the chair of the 2016 yearly Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (CIArb), Nigeria branch, Mrs Oyinkansola Badejo-Okusanya, said Nigeria is a viable and natural destination for international commercial arbitration.
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LCA urges Nigerians to embrace arbitration

Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA)2016 | Noviembre 1
The president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA), Mr. Yemi Candide-Johnson (SAN) has called on Nigerians to embrace arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
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Brics dispute resolution mechanism: Challenges ahead, but promises much

BRICS2016 | Octubre 25
The idea behind a Brics-centric dispute resolution mechanism stems from challenges faced frequently by developing countries in existing international arbitration frameworks. Arguably, the current international framework, particularly in investment treaty arbitrations, is extremely unfavourable for developing countries. There is inequitable representation of arbitrators from developing countries on such panels, resulting in a level of obliviousness regarding the socio-economic conditions prevailing in developing nations. This often leads to adverse economic ramifications of arbitral awards for these countries.
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A new type of justice for Nigeria

Penal2016 | Octubre 8
The pastor used the Bible to persuade her not to pay her children’s school fees, but to invest $1,500 in his friend’s farm instead. “If you can’t trust a pastor, who can you trust?” the school director from Lagos asks. Now she wishes she hadn’t. For the past three years she has been chasing after her money; going to court nine times already and spending the equivalent of $150 in lawyers’ fees.
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Traditional dispute resolution is justice

Indígena Tribal2016 | Octubre 7
Traditional or indigenous forms of dispute resolution in Africa predate the advent of colonialism. Communities resolved conflicts amicably through informal negotiations and mediation, and parties were reconciled by elders.
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Institute urges arbitrators to observe code of ethics

CIArb | Chartered Institute of Arbitrators2016 | Septiembre 27
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (CIArb) Nigeria Branch General Manager Mrs Oluwakemi Eweje has urged arbitrators to play by the rules. She said CIArb Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct for Members provides standards for  members to operate.
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Lagos charges residents to embrace mediation for peaceful co-existence

Resultado de imagen2016 | Septiembre 12
The Lagos State Government has charged residents of the state to embrace mediation in resolving disputes in order to enhance peaceful co-existence.

The government said, mediation as an Alternative to Dispute Resolution, ADR, had been identified as a tool that could foster global peace among citizens of the world.
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Angola to join the New York Convention

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2016 | Septiembre 7
Angola will become the 157th country to be a party to the New York Convention following the government’s endorsement of its ratification on 12 August. The ratification will go through 90 days after notification of the United Nations.
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Egypt agrees to international arbitration in next phase of solar scheme

Resultado de imagen de solar energy2016 | Septiembre 6
Egypt will allow international arbitration in contracts for the second round of its solar power Feed-in-Tarrif (FiT) scheme, the electricity minister said, after a standoff over the issue prompted international lenders to pull out of an earlier phase.
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Who should make the decision to mediate?

Resultado de imagen2016 | Agosto 6
A few months ago, a follower of this Column called to appreciate the thrust of alternative dispute resolution. He said at the time, that he had a legal challenge for which he desperately needed a solution. Even though we had never met in person, he probably relied on the credibility of this Column to pour out his heart to me. Having patiently listened to his story, I found that aside his legal troubles, he also had challenges of cash flow. I advised that the issues he narrated were of the kind best suited for mediation.

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