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Call for Contributions: “Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?”

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September 2020 – The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has announced the launch of “Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?”, a research project being conducted by Chaffetz Lindsey partners James Hosking and Yasmine Lahlou as well as Professor Giacomo Rojas Elgueta of Roma Tre University School of Law and Founding Partner at D|R Arbitration & Litigation in collaboration with ICCA.

Co-editors Rojas Elgueta, Hosking, and Lahlou are launching a survey on whether a “right to a physical hearing” exists in various member States of the New York Convention. The project arises out of questions raised during the recent COVID-related surge in remote hearings, but also draws on long-standing debates about what constitutes a ‘hearing’ in the context of international arbitration proceedings.

A comprehensive report on the subject will be published as an installment of the ICCA Reports Series, due to be released by the end of 2020. The report will include a comparative survey of relevant international arbitration jurisdictions by collecting national reports from key New York Convention States, aimed at collating information relevant to arbitrators, counsel and judges where arbitrations may be seated or where recognition and enforcement may be sought.

For more information on the project, please click here.

Call for Contributions

The co-editors are now calling for expressions of interest from the ICCA community in participating as a national reporter. Expressions of interest should be received in writing by no later than Friday 25 September 2020 addressed, together with a CV, to the ICCA Bureau at *


* In compliance with EU Regulation No. 2016/679 (GDPR), any personal data provided by applicants will be used solely for the purpose of considering the application and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary for that purpose. For further information about the processing of personal data by ICCA, please see our privacy notice here.

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