Female Legal Professionals in the Islamic Republic of Iran: An Emerging Generation of Female Arbitrators
Article from: TDM 4 (2015), in Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration
Arbitration is consensual in nature and the parties to a dispute enjoy the special privilege to choose the arbitrators themselves. This is an attractive upside especially when the disputed matter calls for particular expertise in a given field. This is also potentially advantageous to groups who are not well-represented in the judiciary. In some Muslim countries, women are less visible in judicial positions than men. In Iran, for example, despite far-reaching changes in the judicial policies in recent years, women are still not considered legally competent to issue an award as a judge and, ...