UNCITRAL Webinar Series - Day 5
- 15.07.2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
VIAC is delighted to be a partner of Day 5 of the UNCITRAL webinar series on “UNCITRAL Texts and COVID-19 Response and Recovery”. The full programme of the series that lasts from 8-16 July 2020 is now available at the conference website.
Topic: COVID-19 Impact on International Dispute Resolution
In a joint statement issued by arbitral institutions in May 2020, parties and arbitrators were encouraged to mitigate the effects
of any impediments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, while ensuring the fairness and efficiency of arbitral proceedings. It
also called for collaboration among institutions in making use of digital technology in resolving disputes remotely. Several
arbitral institutions have adopted responsive measures and have issued guidelines to assist parties and arbitral tribunals. This
session will address the impact that COVID-19 measures have had on international dispute resolution. The 1st panel will
address its short-term consequences and the 2nd panel will examine the long-term consequences. The panellists will
further consider whether UNCITRAL texts on international dispute resolution have been able to accommodate such
adaptations, as well as the way forward.
Our Secretary General, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, will be on panel 1 talking about Measures taken by arbitral institution to
respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information on speakers, please see the detailed programme that can be downloaded here.