At its forty-seventh session, in 2014, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) agreed that Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) should consider at its sixty-first session the revision of the UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings (1996). The said Session was held in Vienna, Austria on 15-19 September, 2014. Ms. Rabab Yasseen attended in representation of the Centre. Ms. Yasseen is Partner, Mentha & Partners, Deputy Judge, Geneva Civil Court and Member of CRCICA’s Advisory Committee.
The Session was chaired by one of the eminent members of CRCICA Board of Trustees, Mr. Michael Schneider, who is an international arbitrator and founding partner of LALIVE.
During the sessions, the Notes were thoroughly discussed and deliberated. The Secretariat was requested to prepare a draft of revised UNCITRAL notes on organizing arbitral proceedings, based on the deliberations and decisions of the Working Group and to identify specific issues for discussion at the next session of the Working Group. Delegations were invited to contribute proposals and comments to the Secretariat in view of the preparation of a revised draft version of the Notes.