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ICCA adopts new Constitution

Completing a process initiated 4 years ago at the ICCA Congress in Rio, the ICCA Governing Board has approved a new governance structure for the organisation in the form of a new Constitution and Bylaws, which will come into effect on 1 January 2014.

The new Constitution reaffirms ICCA's core values (including its commitment to "promote knowledge about, and use of, arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution, to enhance the effectiveness and legitimacy of such processes, and to harmonize best practices in international dispute settlement") and confirms ICCA's status as an independent, non-profit, non-governmental entity. Supplementing the Constitution -- which can be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Governing Board -- are Bylaws providing more detail regarding general membership, voting, the establishment of new committees, financial supervision, and the ICCA Foundation. The Bylaws can be amended by a majority vote of the Governing Board.

To view the new Constitution and Bylaws, click here.