Young ICCA to launch New York Convention Roadshow in Mauritius with ICCA

Young ICCA will play a key role in the launch of a series of workshops for judges on the New York Convention in Mauritius on 3-4 May 2012. The new joint ICCA-Young ICCA outreach programme – known as the “New York Convention Roadshow” – recognizes the dependence of international arbitration practice on the critical role of national court judges in applying the New York Convention. The inaugural “Roadshow” in May will be hosted by the Mauritian Chief Justice, and will offer two days of intensive workshops to members of the Mauritian judiciary and to fellow judges from other Southern African countries.

 Workshops will be led by ICCA Member Albert Jan van den Berg, one of the world’s acknowledged experts on the New York Convention, with Young ICCA co-chair, Marike Paulsson, co-author of Professor van den Berg’s long-awaited forthcoming second edition on the New York Convention. The workshop will make extensive use of ICCA’s newly published “Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention [hyperlink]” (in English, soon to be available in French and Portuguese, complimentary copies of which will be provided to participating judges) and of Prof. van den Berg's New York Convention website -- originally created to accompany Prof. van den Berg's classes at the University of Miami.

The NYC Roadshow will be preceded on 2 May by a Practitioner’s Training Day on international arbitration, featuring a Keynote Address by ICCA President Jan Paulsson, and including contributions by local lawyers as well as Permanent Court of Arbitration counsel (including Young ICCA co-chair Lise Bosman, and PCA Representative in Mauritius and key organizer of the Mauritian Roadshow, Judith Levine). The launch of this programme comes after a year of preparation by the Young ICCA co-chairs, in close cooperation with local organizers.