Howard M. Holtzmann (1921-2013)

Long-time ICCA Council (now Governing Board) member Howard M. Holtzmann has died on 9 December in New York aged 91.

In a long and varied career, Judge Holtzmann contributed to the drafting of the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (in the course of which he approached the Permanent Court of Arbitration's Secretary General to act as designating authority in the Rules), as a Judge at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal from 1981 through 1994, as a member of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, and as an arbitrator in private practice. Judge Holtzmann's contribution to the development of ICCA was key -- he served as a Vice-President of ICCA from 1979-1997, from 1998 as an Honorary Vice-President and was the principal drafter of ICCA's first constitution (its Statement of Principles and Procedures).

Reacting to the news, fellow ICCA Governing Board members identified his "decades-long commitment to ICCA" as "one of his abiding passions", noting that his contribution to international law and to international arbitration will be "long remembered" and that he was "greatly esteemed both for his human and professional qualities and his contribution to ICCA’s development."