ICCA Working Group on African Arbitral Practice

ICCA's Working Group on African Arbitral Practice was established at the ICCA Mauritius Congress in May 2016, with the goal of promoting the use and development of international arbitration in Africa. An important initial part of the work of the African Working Group was working towards the establishment of a new African Arbitration Association, which was launched in June 2018.


The Working Group is currently working on a project to collect and publish all pre-colonial and colonial-era arbitration processes involving an African party. Documents will be made available on-line, and the project is scheduled to complete its work in 2022.


African Arbitration Association


Visit the African Arbitration Association website.

Members of the African Arbitral Practice Working Group

Members of African working group



The Working Group held a series of consultative workshops which ultimately lead to the establishment of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA). 


See below for reports and photos of these workshops.

Workshop Reports

Photos from all four Consultative Workshops and other key events