Board of Trustees (BoT)
CRCICA has a Board of Trustees (BoT) consisting of ten (10) members at least and thirty (30) members at the most appointed in consultation with AALCO from amongst eminent African and Asian personalities specialized in the fields of international arbitration, law, business, trade, investment and international relations.
The BoT may include up to 20% of its members from outside the Afro-Asian Region from amongst figures specialized in the aforementioned fields. CRCICA’s current Board of Trustees is composed of 23 members chaired by Dr. Nabil Elaraby and includes two vice-chairmen from Egypt and Saudi Arabia and 20 other eminent members from Bahrain, Cameroon, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Spain.
The term of the BoT is four years, which may be renewed once for a similar term, unless otherwise determined due to special circumstances. The BoT carries out the functions provided for in the By-laws of the Board of Trustees. This includes meeting once a year to oversee CRCICA’s caseload and in particular the following functions:
- Appointing the Director of the Centre in consultation with AALCO for a four-year term, which may be renewed once for a similar term, unless otherwise determined due to special circumstances;
- Setting down the general policy for achieving the objectives of the Centre; and
- Ratifying the Auditor’s report for each fiscal year.