CRCICA 2020 Annual Caseload Report

The total number of cases filed before CRCICA until 31 December 2020 reached 1452 cases. In 2020, 67 new cases were filed, compared to 82 cases in 2019. Of the 67 cases filed this year, 5 related to ad hoc proceedings, 1 related to a request to have the Centre …

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Top News

CRCICA Winner of the 2020 AFAA Award

In December 2020, CRCICA was declared the winner of the 2020 African Arbitration Association (AFAA) Awards in the categories of Diversity Champions, and African Institution of the Year.It is worth mentioning that CRCICA’s Director Dr. Ismail Selim is a founding member of the AfAA Board of Directors. The AfAA is …

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CRCICA Tops Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist 2020

In December 2020, the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA) topped CRCICA among Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist 2020: “We take this time to recognize those that have helped in shaping the development of international arbitration in Africa”. AYA is an association of young arbitration practitioners in Africa, working under the laws …

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Board of Trustees Member’s News

Board of Trustees Meeting

On 24 November 2020, the CRCICA’s Board of Trustees (BOT) presided by Dr. Nabil ELARABY (Chairman) held its annual meeting virtually due to the Covid-19 precautions; however, some BOT members residing in Egypt attended physically at the CRCICA’s premises.The BOT members voted unanimously on the renewal of Dr. Ismail Selim’s …

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Events Update

Regional and International Contributions

CRCICA’s Profile at One Africa One Voice Pan African Parliament Magazine 2020 and International Trade Report

In November 2020, CRCICA’s role in the development of arbitration in Africa was reflected in two significant publications; One Africa One Voice Pan African Parliament Magazine 2020, and the International Trade Report.One Africa One Voice Pan African Parliament Magazine 2020 published CRCICA’s Profile outlining CRCICA’s background, recognitions, and activities along …

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Dubai Arbitration Week

The Dubai Arbitration Week was presented virtually by GAR Interactive and DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre on 16 – 19 November 2020. Dr. Selim represented CRCICA at the session on 17 November 2020 titled “Examining the shifting borders of Middle-Eastern commerce”, moderated by Ms. Lindy Patterson QC, Barrister and Arbitrator, 39 Essex …

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Nigerian CIArb Branch Annual Conference on Arbitration and ADR in a Free Trade Regime: Assessing Africa’s Readiness

On 25-27 November 2020, CRCICA was represented by Dr. Ismail Selim and Dr. Dalia Hussein, Deputy Director, at the 2020 virtual Annual Conference on “Arbitration and ADR in a Free Trade Regime: Assessing Africa’s Readiness” organized by the Nigerian CIArb Branch. Dr. Selim contributed to the session titled “The role …

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18th CIETAC Cup International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

CRCICA was a supporting organization for the virtual 18th CIETAC Cup International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition held during 15-20 November 2020.CIETAC Cup, organized by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”), is an annual professional competition of arbitration. Since its foundation in 2000, CIETAC Cup has been successfully held …

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Introducing & Promoting Mediation: CRCICA Launched the African Mediation Network Survey

On 15 October 2020, CRCICA, alongside Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse – Esmdc, LMU Loyola Law School, JAMS, SOAS University of London, and the Weinstein International Foundation were supporting the development of research titled “Comprehensive Study of Mediation in Africa under the Africa Mediation Network”.This research aimed to gather crucial information …

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CRCICA New Appointments and Internship

Aliaa Khadr

Ms. Aliaa Khadrhas joined CRCICA as of November 2020 as an Administrative Officer and Receptionist. Ms. Aliaa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management (Sadat Academy for Management Sciences). She has intensive administrative experience in different fields; including computer & software company, Automotive, Area HR & Training (Hilton International), recruiting. …

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Louis Fer

Louis Fer joined the CRCICA Internship Programme from October 2020 to December 2020. Fer is a French Master 2 Degree student of International and European Business Law – Arbitration and Litigation, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, at the Institute of International Business Law (IDAI) in Cairo University. During his internship, Fer …

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