New York Convention Roadshow in Kigali, Rwanda

24 - 25 May 2013

A recent East African conference in Kigali, Rwanda, featured a day of judicial training under the auspices of ICCA's New York Convention Roadshow.The conference, hosted by Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) took place from 24-25 May and had over 100 attendees, including regional judges. ICCA Governing Board Member Professor Albert Jan van den Berg led an interactive exploration of the 1958 New York Convention’s objectives, suggesting methods of interpreting and applying its text in accordance with best international practice. The workshop concluded with a lively question and answer session.


The workshop was opened with an address from the Chief Justice of Rwanda His Lordship Sam Rugege and the Keynote Address was delivered by Mr. Olasupo Shasore SAN, former Attorney General of Lagos State. The workshop marked the first anniversary of the KIAC and was supported by the Investment Climate Facility for Africa, the Rwanda Private Sector Federation and the Ministry of the East African Community.