A conference this past September 12 on the role of the judiciary in international commercial arbitration, was organized by the Department of International Law (DIL) to provide judges in Peru a short-form version of the subject of the
High-Level Meetings on the Role of the Judiciary in International Commercial Arbitration that the DIL organized in Costa Rica, Chile, and Uruguay.
These High-Level Meetings
have brought together senior judges and
their peers from different countries, as well as
international experts, arbitrators, and
academics to discuss, among other topics, proper
application of international instruments on
enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.
Members of the judiciary in Argentina, Brazil,
Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador,
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela,
among others, have participated so far.
Organized jointly with
Catholic University of Peru's Center for
Conflict Analysis and Resolution, this
conference was held under the aegis of the
VIII International Arbitration Congress, and
is recognized by the arbitration community as
the premier academic event to share and discuss
current issues related to the latest
developments in arbitration law as well as in
national and international arbitration practice.
A keynote address delivered
by Dr. Roman Solis, a justice on the Supreme
Court of Costa Rica, kicked off the event. While
stressing that it was important for the region’s
judiciaries to share experiences, he updated his
audience on major developments in his country in
the area of judicial intervention in
arbitration. Among developments, he cited the
analysis, done by the First Chamber under his
charge, of the first motion submitted to that
body to vacate the arbitration award.
Justice Solís further noted
that there was a Domestic Arbitration Law that
had been in force for more than fifteen years;
as well as the passage, in 2011, of the
International Arbitration Law of Costa Rica.
The keynote address was
followed by a panel discussion, in which Judge
Solis, as well as Dr. Marianella Ledesma,
Magistrate with the Constitutional Court of
Peru, and Dr. Paula María All, university
professor and partner with Jauchen & Associates,
took part. Moderated by Dr. Mauricio Raffo, a
partner with Miranda & Amado, the panel gave a
more in-depth analysis of the role of a judge
before, during, and after arbitration
proceedings, and held the attention of a large
audience of national judges, academics,
students, and professionals in the industry.
The High-Level Meetings and
this national edition are part of an OAS
cooperation project supported by Canada's
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and
Development. They are conducted pursuant to an
OAS General Assembly mandate, contained in
resolution AG/RES. 2852 (XLIV-O/14) "Promotion
of International Law," adopted on June 4, 2014.
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