The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“MCCI”), supported by the Indian Ocean Rim Association ( IORA) Special Fund, is pleased to announce details of the ‘Creation of a network of ADR Centres and a Centre of Excellence for Dispute Resolution in the IORA Region’ Project. This project aims to promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) tools such as arbitration and mediation, for better trade and investment in the IORA Region, and will set up a collaborative platform through which IORA member states can share best practices, pool resources and implement joint projects to promote alternative dispute resolution, with the aim of facilitating trade and investment in the IORA Region.
With the creation of a Core Group of ADR experts, the project will be moving into its next phases, including (i) the establishment of a network of ADR centres in the IORA region; (ii) a comparative study aimed at an in-depth analysis of the main mechanisms for dispute resolution through ADR in at least five IORA countries; and (iii) training in arbitration and mediation within the IORA region. Thus far, members of the Project Core Team have spoken at Mauritius Arbitration Week 2018 about fostering collaboration amongst ADR institutions. An ADR training programme is currently planned for the last quarter of 2019, with details to follow.
Members of the Project Core Team are:
Mrs. Anjana Khemraz-Chikhuri, Deputy-Registrar, MCCI Arbitration and Mediation (MARC) & Project Lead / Ms. Emily Choo, International Arbitration Law Clerk to Mr J. Christopher Thomas QC / Ms. Neeti Sachdeva, Secretary General, Mumbai Center for International Arbitration / Mr. Rajesh Sharma, Senior Lecturer, Justice and Legal Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia / Mr. Roger Wakefield, Director, Werksmans Attorneys.