Scores of Arbitrators attended the maiden conference
Scores of Arbitrators attended the maiden conference
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The African Arbitration Association (AfAA) is to hold its 2nd Annual Conference in Accra under the theme: Reform and Innovation of International Dispute Resolution African Perspective.

Following a successful 1st annual Conference, co-organized with Kigali International Arbitration held at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) in Rwanda this year, AfAA is expected to use its upcoming 2nd Annual conference, slated for Accra in June next year, to promote the use of arbitration in Africa and reduce the number of disputes that are exported and settled by arbitrators overseas.

Panelists during the conference will deliberate on a range of topics including Dispute Resolution in African Regional Investment Agreements, Cross-cultural issues in Mediation and the AfCFTA Investment Protocol.

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Critical issues were discussed at the conference
Critical issues were discussed at the conference

Chaired by Secretary General of the AfAA, Dr Rukia Baruti, the conference is expected to attract a large number of participants including arbitrators, academics, engineers, legal advisers, CEOs, and business people, among others.

AfAA was established in May 2018 and is headquartered in Rwanda. Under its constitution, adopted on June 18, 2018, AfAA is a non-profit association that does not administer arbitrations but act as a platform for African international arbitration practitioners and African arbitration institutions to enhance the capacity of African institutions and practitioners.

It also aims at facilitating and encouraging the appointment of African international arbitration practitioners and the use of African arbitration institutions.

By Benjamin Nana Appiah/ adrdaily.com

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