To help parties pursue dispute resolution in an international setting, the AAA has established the International Centre for Dispute Resolution« (ICDR). The Centre is charged with the exclusive administration of all of the AAA's international matters. The ICDR's experience, international expertise, and multilingual staff form an integral part of the dispute resolution process. The ICDR's international system is premised on its ability to move matters forward, facilitate communications, ensure that qualified arbitrators and mediators are appointed, control costs, understand cultural sensitivities, resolve procedural impasses, and properly interpret and apply its International Arbitration and Mediation Rules. Additionally, the ICDR has many cooperative agreements with arbitral institutions around the world for facilitating the administration of its international cases.
The ICDR offers clients the opportunity to file cases under specific sets of rules, which allow clients to choose where a dispute will be arbitrated as well as provide a mechanism to select a skilled arbitrator or mediator with the appropriate language skills.