ICCA undertakes projects aimed at harmonizing arbitral practices and promoting understanding of dispute resolution processes worldwide. Through our Congresses, publications and projects, we also aim to contribute to critical debate in the field of dispute resolution. ICCA projects involve members of ICCA's Governing Board and general membership in key roles, and are conducted under the auspices of both standing and ad hoc committees constituted by ICCA's Governing Board.

How to get involved

Calls for expressions of interest by ICCA members in new projects are posted regularly on our website, and notified to ICCA members through newsletters.

Expressions of interest can be directed to the ICCA Bureau at bureau@arbitration-icca.org.

Concluded projects

ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration Proceedings

ICCA and the IBA have joined forces to establish a Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration Proceedings. The Task Force will work together to produce a guide to data protection in international arbitration proceedings. 

ICCA Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize

In memory of former ICCA Governing Board Member Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez, whose untimely passing in July 2017 saddened friends and colleagues worldwide, ICCA has launched the ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize. 

Task Force on Standards of Practice in International Arbitration

A Task Force on Standards of Practice in International Arbitration has been established to research standards of conduct in domestic and international fora to make recommendations as to the standards of practice that should be applicable in international arbitration.  

Cybersecurity in International Arbitration ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group

ICCA has joined forces with the New York City Bar Association (NYC Bar) and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) to launch a Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration. The Working Group is preparing a set of guidelines, which will provide practical guidance for counsel, arbitrators, and institutions, and optional protocols that can be adopted by parties to an arbitration. A consultation paper is now available online for public comment.

ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages

In December 2016, ICCA and ASIL joined forces to establish the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages to address an issue of particular importance, but too often overlooked, in the field of international arbitration: quantification of damages. The Task Force is made up of a blue-ribbon panel of leading legal and economics experts from jurisdictions across the globe who seek to promote consistency and rigor in the field’s approach to damages. 

ICCA Working Group on African Arbitral Practice

The ICCA 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.

NYC Roadshow

The New York Convention Roadshow aims to contribute to harmonization in the application of the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards ("New York Convention"). Regular colloquia are held with national court judges, making use of ICCA's Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention.

The ICCA-Tsinghua University Working Group

The ICCA-Tsinghua University Working Group on Chinese Arbitration Practice was set up in 2015 to build on the productive meetings held between ICCA, Tsinghua University, the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) and Supreme Court regarding current issues in Chinese arbitration practice.

Third-Party Funding

The Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration is a joint project with the Centre on Regulation, Ethics and Rule of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.