New York Convention Roadshow in Tbilisi, Georgia
ICCA Governing Board Member V.V. Veeder Q.C. travelled to Tbilisi, Georgia on 19-20 June 2013 for a judges’ workshop on the New York Convention. Together with the coordinator of Young ICCA’s European Desk, Eva Kalnina (Levy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva), Mr. Veeder addressed six Judges from the Georgian Supreme Court (Georgia’s highest court) and the Court of Appeal, as well as twelve assistants to Supreme Court judges. Extensive use was made of the newly-published Georgian translation of ICCA’s Judges' Guide. Following the workshop, the Chief Justice of Georgia, Mr. Konstantine Kublashvili, hosted a reception for ICCA experts and participating judges at the Supreme Court of Georgia.
On the following day, several Georgian arbitration practitioners joined the ICCA visitors in presenting a full day introductory training session on international arbitration, organized by Young ICCA and attended by over 90 Georgian practitioners.
Both judges’ and practitioners’ training sessions were organized in close cooperation and with financial support of the East - West Management Institute, which is implementing the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP) in Georgia, in turn funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).