Young ICCA Blog is relaunched

After a brief hiatus, and several improvements based on members' input, the Young ICCA Blog has been reinstated. A virtual space for young practitioners and students to publish articles, comment on one another's articles, share knowledge and experiences and interact with their peers, the Young ICCA Blog is an integral part of the Young ICCA platform.

This month sees new submissions added to the forum:

South African Constitutional Court Refuses to Enforce an Award on Public Policy Grounds: A ‘Cool Idea’?
By Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Associate Eric Leikin
“In the landmark case, Cool Ideas 1186 CC v Hubbard and Another [2014] ZACC 16 (5 June 2014), the South African Constitutional Court refused to enforce an arbitral award on public policy grounds.  This decision is of note not only because it is a relatively rare example of a successful public policy challenge to the enforcement of an arbitral award, but also because the stance of South Africa’s highest court will likely have a major effect on how the country’s judiciary treats arbitral awards going forward.”
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Fourth Chair? The controversial role of arbitral tribunal secretaries
By Attorney at Law and PHD Applicant Alexandre-Yacine Souleye

“A recurring debate among the arbitration community revolves around the extent of the usage of arbitral secretaries. … Victims of their own success, arbitral secretaries are gaining importance and have seen an increase in their responsibilities, to an extent that some observers wonder if a fourth chair has not been reserved for them in the arbitral tribunal.  Debates regarding the nature and degree of assistance provided by arbitral secretaries and their involvement in the arbitral process are intensifying.”
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