08 Feb 2021
This February marks LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK. Within the UK, this coincides with the anniversary of the abolition of Section 28, and the month itself celebrates lesbian, bisexual and transgender history, as well as the history of LGBTQ+ rights movements. The month is celebrated at different times of the year in several different countries; however, the universal focus is on the rights and contributions of LGBTQ+ people worldwide and the importance of working to achieve full LGBTQ+ equality.
CIArb is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of dispute resolvers, and we are proud to support the aims of LGBTQ+ History Month. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy aims to properly measure – and subsequently improve – representation within CIArb’s membership, and this includes LGBTQ+ people from all backgrounds. We will work to inculcate our EDI commitments across everything we do, from training and education to events and conferences. By taking pro-active steps, our ambition is to deliver on our vision of an inclusive global community of diverse dispute resolvers.
Catherine Dixon (Director General, CIArb)
30 Jun 2022Catherine Dixon, CIArb elected to IFCAI Council
On 8 June 2022, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) appointed CIArb’s Director General, Catherine Dixon, to its Council along with several other new Council Members, all of whom are prominent and influential members of the ADR community.
15 Jun 2022Lahore Arbitration Declaration ratified at CIArb Pakistan Branch launch
On 27 May 2022, the newly launched CIArb Pakistan Branch held its inaugural Conference on Judicial Perspectives on Domestic and International Arbitration in Pakistan.
14 Jun 2022Roebuck Lecture 2022 delivered by the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos
On 8 June 2022, the Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice in England and Wales, the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos delivered the 12th Roebuck Lecture on “Mandating Mediation: The Digital Solution” at 12 Bloomsbury Square to both an in-person and online audience.