MENA: CLDP Supported Judges’ Participation in Court Administration Conference

September 17, 2019 - September 18, 2019

From September 17-18, 2019, CLDP facilitated the participation of judicial delegations from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain in the 10th Annual International Association for Court Administration’s (IACA) conference in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. IACA is the largest international organization focusing on improving court administration practices around the world and its annual conference is a unique opportunity to share best practices in technological and legal developments. Many of the challenges facing U.S. companies in these countries are the result of a lack of efficiency, predictability, and transparency in the litigation process. This year, the IACA conference included participants from over 40 countries, including the judges from the Middle East North Africa region with whom CLDP works closely to improve dispute resolution mechanisms for bankruptcy cases, commercial disputes, and procurement-related challenges. CLDP attorneys also participated in panel discussions during the conference to discuss CLDP’s efforts on bankruptcy and anti-corruption reform in the region. 

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021

CLDP in Action

November 9, 2020

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing. 

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