As a founding member, CRCICA continues to work on the ISPRAMED’s draft Report on the Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators. The draft Report illustrates the standards that the seven member Centres generally apply in order to preserve the fundamental value of independence and impartiality of arbitrators.
Such principles are published in the draft Report in categories to provide guidance and help in the decision-making process of institutions dealing with cases which raise doubts as to the arbitrators’ independence and impartiality. Additionally, they are meant to offer guidance to international arbitration users, who are able to know beforehand the positions of the Centres on critical issues of arbitration.
The draft Report divides cases of independence into four basic categories; Arbitrator’s relationship with the Institution; Arbitrator’s relationship with the parties or parties’ counsels; Arbitrator’s relationship with another arbitrator and finally Arbitrator’s relationship with the subject matter of the dispute.
ISPRAMED also compiled the Rules Comparison Chart bringing together all provisions relating to the independence and impartiality of arbitrators in all seven member-centres, being the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (EGYPT), the Centre for Arbitration Mediation and Conciliation of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ALEGRIA), the Arbitration Court of Morocco (MOROCCO), the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (ITALY), the Tunis Mediation and Arbitration Centre (TUNISIA), Lebanese Arbitration Center (LEBANON) and the Arbitration Centre of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (TURKEY).