Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice delegates visit CRCICA
On 18 March 2019, a senior delegation of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice at People's Republic of China, a department of the municipal government carrying out guidelines, policies, laws, rules and regulations concerning the judicial administration work in the municipality visited CRCICA. The delegation was headed by its Director General, Mr. Lu Weidong. During the visit, Dr. Mohamed Hafez, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Director, gave a presentation focusing on the role and activities of CRCICA in the region, CRCICA as the most cost-effective compared to other arbitration institutions according to the 2018 GAR’s “Arbitration Costs Compared”, CRCICA’s caseload. He also presented the cooperation agreements concluded by CRCICA. Members of the delegation were particularly interested in CRCICA’s relations with China including CRCICA participation in organizing the Conference on the "Belt and Road Arbitration Initiative" held on 9 May 2017, China with the Beijing Arbitration Commission /Beijing International Arbitration Center (the "BAC/BIAC") and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (the "KLRCA") where CRCICA became the institutional representative of Africa in the Belt and Road Arbitration Initiative Agreement with BIAC and KLRCA as well as the Conference on “The Belt and Road Initiative: Economic Legal Landscape and Dispute Settlement” in cooperation with BIAC and KLRCA on 12 December 2017 at CRCICA’s premises.