Diversity and Lack Thereof Amongst International Arbitrators - Between Discrimination, Political Correctness and Representativeness
Article from: TDM 4 (2015), in Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration
Diversity, usually referred to as a must have balance, should be universally achieved in international arbitration. Since it can affect the perceived legitimacy of a dispute resolution system and the quality of decisions, it is very easy to understand why there are meetings and conferences regularly organized to discus diversity and the need for it, and why "task forces" promoting diversity in ADR have been formed. Interestingly enough, some practitioners consider arbitrators' diversity to be "the last thing on anyone's mind" when selecting them. However, due to the ...