Launch of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA)
On 29 June 2018, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), will host a conference on Arbitration in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire that will also launch the African Arbitration Association (AfAA).
The AfAA, founded for the purpose of promoting the development of international arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution on the African continent will be the continent’s promotional body for African arbitration institutions, African arbitration initiatives and African arbitrators.
The establishment of the AfAA aligns well with the ALSF’s objectives to:
· Promote the use of Arbitration in Africa;
· Highlight opportunities that would arise for African lawyers and African arbitrators with the enhancement of Arbitration in Africa; and
· Identify and recommend measures that advance arbitration in Africa.
The President of the International Court of Justice Judge President Abdulqawi Yusuf has graciously accepted to be the guest of honor.
The Conference is expected to be attended by African practitioners, institutions and friends of Africa.
The conference will be preceded by a day long Forum to be held on 28th June hosted by the Administrative Tribunal of the AfDB to commemorate 20 years of their existence. The one day Forum will be co-organized with other institutional administrative courts/tribunal and you are also invited to attend.