Welcome to the ICCA Judicial Forum

For Judges, By Judges.

ICCA’s virtual Judicial Forum is part of ICCA's endeavours to promote a harmonized judicial application of international law and the New York Convention. It establishes a virtual dialogue that complements ICCA’s New York Convention Roadshow, a series of colloquia for judges launched by ICCA in 2012. On this Forum, judges around the world join forces to contribute to the effectiveness of international arbitration.

How to apply for access to the Forum:

The ICCA Judicial Forum is a closed site which requires a personalised login. If you are a judge you may apply for a login to gain access to the Forum. Please send an email to the ICCA Bureau info@iccajudicialforum.com with the following information and we will contact you: name, last name, title, e-mail, jurisdiction, court and telephone number.

The New York Convention Roadshows and ICCA’s Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention

In 2012, ICCA launched a series of colloquia for judges on the New York Convention known as the “New York Convention Roadshow”. This initiative recognizes the dependence of international arbitration practice on the critical role of national court judges in applying the New York Convention. With over 149 contracting States the Convention is rightly regarded as the backbone of international commercial arbitration, and ICCA's Yearbook Commercial Arbitration has reported about 1900 national court decisions on the Convention.

New York Convention Roadshows are led by the ICCA Judiciary Committee and organized with the assistance of Young ICCA. Each event is adapted to take account of the specific challenges faced by judges in applying the Convention in a particular region or jurisdiction, and includes an article-by-article review of the Convention, as well as extensive dialogue with judges.

The Roadshows make use of “ICCA’s Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention" (now available in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Georgian, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese, complimentary copies of which are provided to participating judges) and of the New York Convention website (an initiative of Professor Albert Jan van den Berg). (Consult our factsheet for more details.)

The virtual Judicial Forum complements the Roadshows and the Guide and enables judges to communicate in an efficient way: one that fits today's virtual world.