CIArb News

CIArb’s response to coup in Myanmar

05 Feb 2021

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is saddened by recent developments in Myanmar which have seen the overthrow of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and the installation of a military junta ruling under a year-long state of emergency. This action grossly undermines fundamental principles of the rule of law, and we recognise it as a violation of a credible general election result and as an unconstitutional coup.

The turmoil, uncertainty and reputational damage inflicted by this action could seriously impact Myanmar’s ability to attract valuable foreign investment. It also threatens the welcome progress that has been made in the last decade towards embedding arbitration and ADR within the country’s legal framework. Since acceding to the New York Convention in 2013, Myanmar has taken positive steps to promote arbitration, including enacting the Arbitration Law (2016) based closely on the UNCITRAL Model Law and building capacity in the judiciary to support arbitration. It is imperative going forward that these gains are defended and built upon.

CIArb urges the Judiciary in Myanmar to reaffirm its commitment to arbitration and reassure investors and businesses that they will have recourse to redress. Such reassurance is an important step to protecting investment in the country, and we stand ready, at an appropriate juncture, to assist with training and capacity building to facilitate the wider use of arbitration and other forms of ADR.

Catherine Dixon (Director General, CIArb)

19 Jul 2021

CIArb YMG Writing Competition 2021

CIArb's Young Members Group is pleased to invite anyone aged 40 years and under to participate in the CIArb YMG writing competition.

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19 Jul 2021

CIArb Accelerated Route to Membership Course in Taipei

On 10 July 2021, while Taiwan was still under Level 3 Covid-19 alert, CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter held its Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) course with all participants joining safely from the ease of their office or home.

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16 Jul 2021

25 years since the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act: How can adjudication continue to meet the needs of the construction sector?

On 14 July 2021 CIArb held an event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, which introduced statutory adjudication into UK construction. 

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