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Central Asia: Vis Pre-Moot Competition and Training

Group - Central Asia Vis Pre-Moot

On March 11-15, in partnership with the Astana International Financial Center's (AIFC) International Arbitration Center (IAC), CLDP held its first Central Asia Vis Pre-Moot for 22 teams, including 7 teams from Central Asia. 11 teams joined in person, with the other 11 joining virtually. The U.S. Charge to the Kyrgyz Republic opened the program and the U.S. Acting Charge to Kazakhstan closed the event. This Pre-Moot marked the last event to prepare the students for the Vis Moot Competition, which will take place virtually from Vienna and Hong Kong in April. The IAC hosted the Pre-Moot at its state-of-the-art facility in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Through the Vis Pre-Moot competition, CLDP helps develop skills in legal analysis, advocacy, and international arbitration for future lawyers in Central Asia, which will help improve the contracts enforcement mechanism in the Central Asia and encourage regional cooperation and implementation of international best practices in regional arbitration.