CRCICA premises will open with a limited number of employees to hold necessary hearings, receive written submissions impossible to be delivered by electronic means of communication and arbitral awards on Sunday 26 July 2020, Monday 27 July 2020 and Wednesday 29 July 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
CRCICA will be closed during Eid al-Adha from Thursday 30 July 2020 until Monday 3 August 2020.
CRCICA premises will open on Tuesday 4 August 2020 and Wednesday 5 August 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Starting from Monday 10 August 2020 and until further notice, CRCICA premises will open for the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
CRCICA invites all users, parties to arbitration proceedings, counsels and arbitrators to follow the following recommendations.
1. Use email to file notices of arbitration, written submissions and exhibits. If this is impossible, written submissions with exhibits shall be submitted on USB Flash-drives and hard copies, on the dates where CRCICA premises will be open to receive notices, submissions and awards. Cases filed by Notices of Arbitration submitted electronically will be deemed registered on the date of the Centre's receipt of the amount of the registration fee in its bank account.
2. In application of their authority to decide on the appropriate manner to conduct the arbitral proceedings provided for in Articles 17.1 and 17.2 of CRCICA’s Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”), arbitral tribunals are also strongly encouraged to direct the Parties to use electronic means of communications for their communication with the tribunal and/or Parties and for the filing of any written submissions and to hold hearings.
CRCICA also wishes to draw the users’ and the arbitral tribunals’ attention to the following provisions of the Rules, and strongly encourages their application in these exceptional circumstances:
1. Article 17.3 of the Rules, which reads: “If at an appropriate stage of the proceedings any party so requests, the arbitral tribunal shall hold hearings for the presentation of evidence by witnesses, including expert witnesses, or for oral argument. In the absence of such a request, the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to hold such hearings or whether the proceedings shall be conducted on the basis of documents and other materials.”
2. Article 28.4 of the Rules, which reads: “The arbitral tribunal may direct that witnesses, including expert witnesses, be examined through means of telecommunication that do not require their physical presence at the hearing (such as video conference).
CRCICA will keep all the users updated of any developments or changes in this plan.
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