Mr Michael Gyang Owusu (middle) making a presentation on arbitration
Mr Michael Gyang Owusu (middle) making a presentation on arbitration
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The Ghana ADR Hub has launched its 2019 arbitration training aimed at enhancing the practice of arbitration.

The three day course, which is focusing on international arbitration, has the objective of enhancing the capacity of practitioners to overcome challenges in international arbitration.

Dubbed, “A comprehensive course on International Arbitration,” the training is slated for April 24 to 26, 2019 at the KCCR Conference Centre at KNUST, Kumasi, the training would conduct a systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.

According to Mr Michael Gyang Owusu, President of the Ghana ADR Hub, the course features lecture and practice segments, and is designed for
arbitration practitioners, private legal practitioners and in-house counsel
interested in improving their ability to represent and advice on the subject
of International Arbitration.

The course follows a recent national colloquium organised by the Hub to assess the degree of court intervention in arbitral proceedings.

Topics to be addressed by the facilitators include introduction to international arbitration; the legal framework of international arbitration with a focus on the New York Convention, the UNCITRAL model law, and the UNIDROIT principles; the essential concepts of arbitration with emphasis on arbitrability, party autonomy,  separability and competence;  legal framework of international arbitration agreements, and enforcement of international arbitration agreements, among others.

Practical sessions would also focus on drafting and analysing International arbitration
agreements. and Initiating International arbitration proceedings;  drafting and arguing an application for enforcement of an International Arbitration award in Ghana, and drafting and arguing an application to set aside an International Arbitration award in Ghana.

The course facilitators include Sir Justice Dennis Adjei, Justice of the Court of
Appeal, and Director of the Judicial Training Institute,
Martin Nwusu, Ace Anan Ankomah, Vincent Kizito Beyuo, Emmanuel Amofa,  Diana Asonaba Dapaah, and Nania Sackey, all distinguished legal practitioners.

By Edmund Mingle/