CIArb News

CIArb’s statement on the importance of the rule of law

30 Sep 2020

The Rule of Law may be our most valuable inheritance. It is our moral duty to uphold it.

Commitment to the rule of law is in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ DNA and underpins everything we stand for. It is the foundation upon which the strongest systems of government and societal institutions ultimately rest. It is an ideal we must defend, maintain and uphold for future generations. This responsibility must override any short-term political objective, however important that objective may seem.

The Internal Market Bill, currently making its way through the UK Parliament, directly contravenes the rule of law. Specifically, Clauses 41-45 relating to Northern Ireland grant Ministers the scope to violate legally-binding treaty obligations, and the Bill explicitly asserts that such provisions will have effect “notwithstanding any relevant international or domestic law with which they may be incompatible or inconsistent”.

We are duty-bound to express our opposition to any willingness to disregard the rule of law and compliance with international law. The UK has a proud history of promoting and upholding the rule of law around the world. CIArb would encourage the UK Parliament to maintain its international reputation and proud record of upholding rule of law.

Catherine Dixon (Director General, CIArb)

12 Oct 2021

Apply to become a YMG Global Steering Committee Member

The YMG is seeking to appoint nine new members to its Global Steering Committee, an international group of dispute resolution practitioners below the age of 40.

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11 Oct 2021

Branch Focus - Scottish Branch

The Scottish Branch, whilst part of the United Kingdom, operates within its own legal jurisdiction in Scotland and is therefore quite separate to its UK counterparts. 

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07 Oct 2021

Catch up on CIArb Egypt Branch events

Watch CIArb's Egypt Branch video covering the following activities during Q2 and Q3 2021.

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