The new guide addresses the needs of persons with disabilities participating in international arbitration and ADR procedures and beyond.
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ICC has released a guide on Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration and ADR. Produced by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR , the ground-breaking publication provides clear guidance to address and accommodate the needs of people with disabilities participating in arbitral and ADR procedures or other activities and events in the field of dispute prevention and resolution.
By providing actionable guidance to practitioners, arbitrators, arbitral institutions, and associations, the guide aims to drive disability inclusion within the field of dispute resolution by providing specific recommendations and checklists along with other practical tools.
Aligned with the ICC Centenary Declaration on Dispute Prevention and Resolution the guide builds on ICC’s cutting-edge work on diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of dispute prevention and resolution. The guide paves the way for more disability inclusion initiatives in the world of international arbitration and ADR.
Initiated by Claudia Salomon upon taking office as President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a task force on disability inclusion in international arbitration and ADR was established in December 2021. Its primary objective is to relieve persons with a disability of the burdens they face and lead an inclusive conversation on advancing awareness and inclusion in all stages and activities in international arbitration in ADR. Led by persons with a disability and their allies, the task force of over 50 members from 26 jurisdictions worked for one year and a half on the pioneering guide. The task force was co-chaired by Simon Maynard, Senior Associate at King and Spalding in the United Kingdom; Todd Weiler, Independent arbitrator at Arbitra International, in Canada; and Katherine Ramo, Head of Pro Bono Practice and Of Counsel CMS in the UK.
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The Guide on Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration and ADR begins with an introduction and is followed by three main sections.
- Section 1 – Recommendations and disability inclusion toolkit, including sample wording for Procedural Order n° 1.
- Section 2 – Understanding disability
- Section 3 – Disability inclusion in international arbitration and ADR