Afghanistan

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), MENA Chambers Bahrain, and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) will hold a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.

August 1, 2017 - August 2, 2017

Afghanistan: CLDP Organizes Mining Workshop for New Minister

CLDP will organize a two-day mining workshop in Kabul on August 1-2, 2017 that will restart USG technical assistance for the Government of Afghanistan’s mining sector. 

July 17, 2017 - July 19, 2017

CLDP Cooperates with the World Trade Organization and the Government of Moldova to advise Afghanistan Parliament with Key Legislative Reform Initiatives

On July 17-19, 2017, CLDP, in cooperation with the Government of Moldova, the Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the World Trade Organization Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC), and the U.S. Embassy, Moldova, will hold consultations in Chișinău, Moldova for members of Afghanistan Parliamentary Committees. 

July 11, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Afghanistan WTO Workshop on Dispute Settlement

CLDP, in coordination with the Advisory Centre on WTO Law, will conduct an intensive 4-day training on trade and WTO dispute settlement. The in-person training is proceeded by 6 DVC training sessions.

June 13, 2017 - June 15, 2017

CLDP Facilitates the Fifth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures

CLDP’s Michael Cofield and Yulia Melara organized the fifth meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures, June 13-15, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

April 4, 2017 - April 7, 2017

Trans-Caspian: CLDP Organizes Regional Workshop on Trade Facilitation

On April 4-7, CLDP conducted a Workshop on Trade Facilitation and Cross-Border Issues in Odessa, Ukraine for officials from Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Pakistan, and Ukraine.

March 26, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Afghanistan: Vis East Moot Competition 2017

CLDP ponsorsed law students from 3 Afghan universities to participate in the 14th Annual Willem C. Vis East Moot Competition in Hong Kong on March 26 - April 2, 2017. 

February 9, 2017

3rd Annual Arbitrator Roundtable

On February 9, CLDP and the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center co-hosted the third annual regional arbitration roundtable. The program included more than 60 arbitrators from around the MENA region and focused on the review and legal analysis of the Vis-Moot simulated case study as well as the role of arbitrators, particularly in addressing substantive and procedural issues. Participants went on to arbitrate in one or more Vis Pre-Moot competition round. 

February 7, 2017 - February 11, 2017

CLDP 7th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On February 7-11 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in coordination with the Kuwait International Law School (KILAW), UNCITRAL, International Court of Arbitration (ICC), MENA Chambers, the University of Pittsburg (CILE), and Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), CLDP hosted the 7th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot was a 5-day regional event that brought together 15 teams from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates to compete. The program developed the oral advocacy skills of the law students and allowed them to practice their argumentation in front of over 60 international and regional arbitrators and practitioners.