Asia & South Asia

April 16, 2018 - April 18, 2018

South Asia Regional Land Acquisition Forum

On April 16-18, CLDP conducted a land acquisition program for stakeholders from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka that play a role in acquiring land for public projects.

April 2, 2018 - April 9, 2018

ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot Bangkok, Thailand

On April 2-9, CLDP sponsored Afghan law students from Dunia University and Sri Lankan law students from the Sri Lanka Law College to participate in the ELSA WTO Regional Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot) in Bangkok, Thailand. 

March 14, 2018 - March 16, 2018

CLDP Facilitates Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert-Level Working Group on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

CLDP organized the Sixth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Regional Expert Level Working Group on SPS Issues to take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 14-16, 2018. 

March 10, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Delegation of Afghanistan visited CLDP

On March 10-15, CLDP hosted a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan (MoMP) in Washington, DC. 

March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018

ASEAN: CLDP to Implement Third Country Training on Public Procurement

On March 5-9, CLDP conducted its annual Third Country Training Program (TCTP) course in partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service College. The course was built off of prior TCTP courses on public procurement and focused on how to build a sustainable public procurement training program.

February 27, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Pakistan: Upstream Regulator Workshop

CLDP together with its institutional partner Extractive Resources Governance Program (ERGP) at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, co-hosted a workshop of 13 officials from Pakistan on Establishing an Effective and Independent Regulator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

February 25, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Sri Lankan Vis Moot and Trade Law Moot

On February 25-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), held a preparatory training in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to prepare Sri Lankan and Afghan university students to participate in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) and the ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot). 

February 21, 2018

Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka: CLDP Sponsors the 4th Annual Middle East Pre -Moot Arbitrator Roundtable

On February 21, CLDP, in coordination with the Royal University for Women, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, UNCITRAL, and ICC, hosted the 4th Annual Middle East Arbitrator Roundtable at the Royal University for Women in Manama, Bahrain.  The Roundtable was led by Dr. Stefan Kroll of the Vis Moot Organization, Professor Ron Brand of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center of International Legal Studies, and Ryan Harrington of UNCITRAL. More than 70 arbitrators from around the world participated and in sessions focused on addressing current developments in international trade and investment arbitration.  The program was conducted on the margins of CLDP’s 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot program and provided an unique opportunity for current transactional lawyers to connect with the next generation of future arbitrators.  Participants discussed current changes in arbitration law and practice and prepared themselves to serve as judges in simulated arbitration rounds.  The Roundtable has become an annual event that has developed a community of legal practitioners in championing the practice of effective contract enforcement and dispute resolution.

February 21, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Afghanistan: CLDP holds SPS/TBT Workshop in Cooperation with the WTO ITTC

On February 21-22, 2018, CLDP held a workshop in cooperation with the World Trade Organization Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation for officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in preparation for their participation in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees through March 24.  

February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018

CLDP sponsors the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On February 19-23, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, UNCITRAL, and ICC, hosted the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at the Royal University for Women in Manama, Bahrain.  The program brought together 15 teams consisting of over 90 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates for extensive clinical training in oral advocacy as well as simulated arbitrations.  The program consisted of three days of training and two days of competition.  The training was conducted by former Vis Moot champions and mentors, and Professor Ronald Brand from the Center of International Legal Studies, University of Pittsburgh.  Additionally, the competition was arbitrated by over 70 legal practitioners from across the globe.