Sri Lanka

January 15, 2020 - January 16, 2020

Sri Lanka: CLDP Workshop on Advance Rulings

January 15, 2020 - January 16, 2020

On January 15-16, 2020,  CLDP will hold its third workshop for the Government of Sri Lanka on Advance Rulings.  Advance Rulings is an important reform under the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (WTO TFA) with the potential to reduce transaction costs by up to 2% for developing countries.  In its WTO TFA Category C notification, the Government of Sri Lanka has committed to implementing Article III, Advance Rulings by 2025.  At the workshop, U.S.

October 20, 2019 - October 22, 2019

United Arab Emirates: CLDP Completed Phase I of the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On October 20-22, in Abu Dhabi, CLDP held Phase I, which is the official launch, of the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Vis Moot is one of the most prestigious commercial arbitration competition in the world, which is held annually in Vienna and Hong Kong. CLDP’s Middle East program is a multi-phased program aimed to prepare student participants in the areas of written and oral advocacy in order to help them prepare for the competition. For Phase I, CLDP hosted around 16 teams from 9 countries, including, the UAE, Qatar, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. Students dissected and analyzed this year’s problem and created an outline of their written argument. The Vis Moot program helps promote alternative dispute resolution in the Middle East and South Asia, which in turn helps promote a better business enabling environment by creating better contract enforcement mechanisms in the region.

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Indo-Pacific Public-Private Partnership Consultations

On May 13-16, CLDP conducted a workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for a delegation from the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019

South Asia: CLDP to Host Regional Consultations On Developing a Competitive Cross-Border Market

On April 25 and 26, CLDP in partnership with SARI-E, hosted participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to discuss the development of governance structures for a regional market.

April 20, 2019 - April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka: Labor Inspection Training

On April 20-23, CLDP conducted a labor inspection training program for approximately 30 labor inspectors in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. In partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Labour, the International Labor Organization, and the U.S. Department of Labor, CLDP’s four day program focused on the following topics: inculcation of sound labor practices which contribute to economic development through creation of policies and activities that relate to employment creation; productivity enhancement; human resources planning and development; respect for workers rights; and the forging of linkages and partnerships with the country’s private sector aimed at sustained economic growth.  This training put the participants in a better position to enhance the capacities, understanding and knowledge of the Department of Labour in the Northern and Eastern provinces and assist in the performance of labor officers’ duties, especially in labor inspections, promotion of harmonious relations among constituents, and promoting the rule of law in these provinces. The next workshop will be held in Trincomalee for inspectors from the Eastern provinces in Fall/Winter, 2019.

March 5, 2019 - March 9, 2019

MENA Region: CLDP Hosts the 9th Annual Middle East Pre-Moot

On March 5-9, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, and the Center for International Legal Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, hosted the 9th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at RUW in Riffa, Bahrain. The competition brought together 17 teams consisting of more than 100 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. The University of Colombo from Sri Lanka won the competition and the Royal Institute of Colombo, also from Sri Lanka, took second place. Before the competition, CLDP’s Vis Moot mentors and coaches conducted a three-day training. This five-day program was designed to prepare students for the Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (“the Vis Moot”) that takes place annually in April in Hong Kong and Vienna. The Vis Moot is the most prestigious international moot on commercial arbitration where more than 400 teams from over 100 countries compete on oral and written advocacy. The Vis Moot experience helps equip the participating students with the skills necessary to handle commercial business disputes and bolsters the rule of law in their respective countries.

November 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018

Sri Lanka: Workshop on Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Strategy

On November 14-15, CLDP hosted a workshop on Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Strategy.