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Cape Verde Signs the ICSID Convention

The Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention) was signed yesterday on behalf of Cape Verde by Her Excellency Maria de Fátima Lima da Veiga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cape Verde to the United States.

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Taiwan seeks CAS arbitration of taekwondo dispute

Taiwan has sent a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) ruling suspending a Taiwanese athlete from competition to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), hoping that it will hear the case, the government said Friday.

The Lausanne, Switzerland-based CAS could be expected to make a ruling on the case in three months if it establishes it has jurisdiction over the case, said Chow Jui, director of the International Sports Department of the Cabinet-level Sports Affairs Council.

On Dec. 21, the WTF suspended Yang Shu-chun from competition for three months for refusing to leave the mat after she was disqualified from her opening round bout in the women's taekwondo at the under 49 kg division at the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November.

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Young Arbitration Review (YAR) launched

The inaugural edition of YAR, The Young Arbitration Review, was recently published. This new publication is dedicated to international arbitration issues and trends as seen through the eyes of young practitioners and lawyers with expertise and interest in arbitration.

YAR claims to be the first international arbitration review published in Portugal and written in English by lawyers from several jurisdictions and spread worldwide. Aimed at the development of arbitration as an alternative method for dispute resolution, YAR serves as a unique tool for arbitration players to be informed and aware of the developments of arbitration from an international perspective.

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Hong Kong passes new Arbitration Ordinance

On 11 November 2010, Hong Kong's new Arbitration Ordinance (Ordinance) was passed by the Legislative Council. The Ordinance represents a major reform of arbitration law in Hong Kong, abolishing the previous distinction between domestic and international arbitration and adopting a unitary regime based on the UNCITRAL Model Law (Model Law).

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ICCA elects new president: Prof. Jan Paulsson

Prof. Jan Paulsson has been elected by the ICCA Council to serve as the next ICCA President.  He replaces Dr. Gerold Herrmann, who has served as President of ICCA since 2002 and was previously attached to UNCITRAL and the LCIA.

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Cape Verde Signs the ICSID Convention

The Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention) was signed yesterday on behalf of Cape Verde by Her Excellency Maria de Fátima Lima da Veiga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cape Verde to the United States.

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Rwanda accedes to the New York Convention

Rwanda becomes the 143rd State Party to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the treaty entered into force for Rwanda on 29 January 2009.

Female Deputy Director for DIAC

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) has appointed Ms. Jehad Kazim as Deputy Director of the Dubai International Arbitration Center.