International Arbitration Versus Human Rights, Armed Conflict, and the Environment: Why should I care?
Roebuck Lecture will be delivered by Dr Kabir Duggal FCIArb, C.Arb
Safeguarding human rights, mitigating the impact of armed conflict, protecting the rule of law, and preserving our planet from climate change are among the most serious challenges facing the international legal community today. Against this backdrop, international arbitration, and investor-state arbitration in particular, has become our most prolific method of resolving international disputes. Consequentially, it represents our first, last, and sometimes only line of defence.
What role can international arbitration play in addressing these challenges? Does it help us to address the issues or does it actually make things worse? And, is international arbitration the only way or should we consider mediation and/or international adjudication? With the greatest challenges of the day requiring different legal principles and practices, are such complimentary dispute resolution mechanisms compatible?
The 2023 Roebuck Lecture will explore how international arbitration can act as a good neighbour, supporting the aligned international law regimes in order to enable the international legal community to emerge stronger and promote a better legal regime for all.
The Roebuck Lecture will be delivered in-person at Ciarb Headquarters in London and streamed live for our global audience.Registerto join us in-person or virtually.
6:00pm Doors open
6:30pm Lecture delivered by Dr Kabir Duggal
8:00pm Networking reception for in-person
This event will be broadcasted live online at 6.30pm GMT+1 (UK time), please check your local time zone. Questions will be taken in person and via livestream chat.
VIRTUALaccess to the live stream is free of charge, registration is required.
IN-PERSON event will take place at Ciarb Headquarters in London. Tickets are strictly limited, book now to secure your place. Purchasing a ticket to the in-person event will provide automatic access to the virtual event, free of charge.
The Roebuck Lecture, now in its 13th year, is named after Professor Derek Roebuck MCIArb and celebrates the very significant contribution he has made to the Institute over the years, principally as Editor of Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management.
This lecture takes place each summer and is one of the highlights of Ciarb's events calendar. This event is open to practicing lawyers, arbitrators, mediators, barristers, corporate counsel, business professionals, students with interest in ADR and academics from around the world. Ciarb extends the virtual live viewing of this year’s Roebuck Lecture to the whole ADR community worldwide, complimentary.
Kabir Duggal, Ph.D., is an attorney and chartered arbitrator at Arnold & Porter, New York. His focus areas are international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and public international law. He has extensive experience in complex disputes under numerous bilateral/multilateral investment treaties and contracts with parties worldwide.
Dr. Duggal is regularly recognised for his arbitration skills. He has over 60 published articles and is listed as a Thought Leader in International Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal 2022 and 2023. He is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and co-founded REAL (Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers), a non-profit seeking to improve representation in international arbitration.
Dr. Duggal is also a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, an adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, and a Course Director and Faculty Member for the Columbia Law School - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration.
Dr. Duggal is admitted to practice law in New York, District of Columbia, England & Wales (as a Barrister), and in India.
Catherine joined Ciarb as Director General in May 2020 having set the world record for circumnavigation of the world on a tandem. Prior to setting her world record, Catherine spent time in Chief Executive Officer roles at the Law Society of England and Wales, a Higher and Further Education College and at NHS Resolution. Catherine has also held Senior Executive Director and General Counsel roles at the NSPCC and BUPA and in Canada at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
Catherine started her professional career in private practice as a solicitor, at Eversheds Sutherland and was an Officer in the British Army. Catherine has served as a trustee and non-executive director on a number of boards, including the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Queens Counsel Appointments, LawWorks, National Pro Bono Centre, the PDSA, the Yorkshire and Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, the Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Landex and was the Deputy Chair of the IBA LGBTQI Committee. Catherine is currently a trustee of Stonewall and a member of the Advisory Board of the Open University. Catherine is a solicitor and accredited mediator and has a MBA.