Topic: Diversity

Will the post-Pledge field be pale, stale and female?

Two years after the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, delegates at GAR Live London considered whether the current focus on gender diversity in international arbitration needs to be accompanied by equal attention to ethnic and socioeconomic diversity for real change to be achieved.

18 May 2018

Reed’s diversity equation

One of the most visible female international arbitrators, Lucy Reed, has told an audience in Washington, DC that caution + habit + bias = the current low levels of diversity in arbitrator appointments and lead counsel selection, and highlighted various ways the equation is being rebalanced.

06 April 2018

HKIAC launches women’s group for China

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has launched a new group that aims to promote women arbitration practitioners in China.

19 February 2018

ArbitralWomen president resigns and attacks "despotic regime"

UPDATED. Rashda Rana SC has resigned as president of ArbitralWomen after her proposals to reform the organisation’s internal governance were resisted – stating that without change to its “despotic regime” it cannot be “the vehicle of hope that I and so many others imagined it could or would be.”

30 November 2017

Do more on diversity, says ArbitralWomen president

ArbitralWomen president Rashda Rana SC has told the first GAR Live Vienna that lawyers and their firms need to do more to fulfil the promises of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge – warning that only action, not just promises, will bring about real change. ‎

23 October 2017

Milan chamber honours Pledge with gender diversity stats

The Milan Chamber of Arbitration has released gender diversity statistics for 2015 and 2016, honouring its commitment on signing the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge.

27 July 2017

A year of the Pledge: new data on women arbitrators

The percentage of women appointed as arbitrators by institutions in 2016 was, on average, around 17%, up from the 2015 average of 12% and a considerable improvement on the position four years ago, says Houston-based arbitrator Lucy Greenwood in research released to mark the first anniversary of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge.

18 May 2017

A year of the Pledge

It is a year since the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge – marked yesterday at GAR Live London, a drinks party at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Who's Who Legal Awards.

16 May 2017

The Pledge launches in Africa

The Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge has now reached Africa, following a launch in Johannesburg.

08 November 2016

First woman arbitrator appointed in Saudi Arabia

The arbitration community is reacting positively to news that a woman – Shaima Aljubran – has been appointed for the first time as an arbitrator in a commercial case in Saudi Arabia.

30 August 2016

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