New York Convention Roadshow in Quito, Ecuador

23 February 2017

Judicial Dialogue on the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”)

On 23 February 2017, a Judicial dialogue on the 1958 New York Convention was held in Quito, Ecuador at the Judiciary Council. The event was attended by 35 judges of the provincial courts of Ecuador. Speakers were Julieta Ovalle, Eduardo Siqueiros, Marcelo Torres, and Alvaro Galindo. 


Director of the Judiciary Academy of Ecuador, Ms Patricia Andrade explained the importance of creating awareness of the New York Convention among local judges:


“The General Organic Code of Processes is a body of legislation that transformed the Ecuadorian procedural system in non-criminal matters, which has implemented orality as its most remarkable principle. This profound element of transformation of the system demands an unprecedented amount of academic training in Ecuador. It is for this reason that the Judiciary Academy partnered with ICCA for both appellate level judges and instructors of the Judiciary Academy participate in the International Roadshow "Convention for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards – the New York Convention", which was presented by ICCA to contribute to the awareness and correct application and interpretation of the Convention, in accordance with the best international practices included in the General Organic Code of Process.”


The event was a great success thanks to the active participation of the judges and good quality presentations delivered by the speakers. We invite you to visit our New York Convention Roadshow Photo Gallery for pictures of the event.