Azerbaijan: Workshop on ADR for Judicial Candidates

October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017
CLDP's Adam Al-Sarraf, U.S. Circuit Judge Barrington Parker, and U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken (from left to right)

On October 30 and 31, CLDP implemented a workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms for 127 judicial candidates in Baku, Azerbaijan. Organized in coordination with the Justice Academy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the workshop provided an overview of ADR and the role of judges in the ADR process, including pre-trial conferencing, referrals to different types of ADR mechanisms, and enforcement of settlement agreements. The Hon. Barrington D. Parker, a United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and the Hon. J. Paul Oetken, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, served as experts for the workshop alongside Mr. Ruslan Mirzayev, an attorney at Adrem Law and an expert on ADR in Azerbaijan.  After the workshop, Judge Parker and Judge Oetken participated in public diplomacy speaking engagements arranged by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan, including a meeting of the legal committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (Azerbaijan chapter) and a question and answer session with law students at Baku State University, which produces about 95% of Azerbaijan’s lawyers.

The workshop, along with CLDP’s previous workshop in June 2017, comprised part of the Justice Academy’s one-year curriculum for judicial candidates. It is part of a multi-phase effort by CLDP and US Embassy Baku to build capacity of the judiciary in Azerbaijan.

Judicial candidates at the Justice Academy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Upcoming Programs

July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

In July, August, and September 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with USTR and the University of Missouri, will provide virtual business fundamental courses to 20 Salvadoran textile representatives. CLDP has partnered with a textile and apparel expert who will conduct group sessions, as well as tailored sessions depending on the needs and businesses of the selected representatives. Lessons will cover business plan development and implementation, mentorship opportunities, local business resources, and personnel management. Furthermore, the sessions will give the Salvadoran textiles representatives the opportunity to begin developing comprehensive plans to effectively disseminate the knowledge they acquire during this program broadly across the industry with other textile professionals in El Salvador. Participants, who represent the Salvadoran private sector, key government agencies, and academia, will continue to engage their U.S. counterparts in this project for the remainder of the CLDP programming throughout 2021. This project is a part of CLDP’s and USTR’s capacity-building program to improve regional prosperity by fostering human and institutional capacity to improve the competitiveness of the Salvadoran textile industry.

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December 12, 2019

On December 12, in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP held a workshop focused on technology transfer for representatives from government, academia, and the startup community. 

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