Opinion | 11.02.2020

UIA, signatory organisation of the pledge for equal representation in arbitration

UIA is signing today the “Pledge for equal representation in arbitration” which seeks to improve the profile and representation of women in arbitration as well as to increase the number of women appointed as arbitrators.

“The ultimate goal is to achieve equal representation of women, ideally full parity”, explains Laurence Kiffer, President of the International Arbitration Commission, one of the most active UIA commissions.

For Jerome Roth, UIA President,“it is high time to acknowledge that women are under-represented on international arbitral tribunals and in the arbitration world more generally, and to do everything possible to correct the situation”

This endorsement pledge for equal representation in arbitration fits squarely within UIA’s 2020 initiative to increase diversity and promote women in leadership roles.