Riara Law School represented at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress held in Mauritius.

Florence Shako, a lecturer at Riara Law School was a delegate at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress held in Mauritius from 8th to 11th May, 2016. The ICCA Congress is the largest regular conference devoted to international arbitration. It is a major academic and professional event, representing a significant milestone in the advancement of international arbitration law and practice. It includes presentations of papers from the leading experts in the field of international arbitration, as well as substantial opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas.

Mauritius was chosen as the host for the 23rd ICCA Congress because of the progress that the country has made to improve its legal system for international arbitration, and to position itself as a centre of excellence for international arbitration in Africa. The conference sessions were mostly held at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC). The keynote address at the opening ceremony was by Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei. The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon gave a keynote address as well to the delegates.

Florence Shako also took part in the Young ICCA Arbitration Skills Workshop and engaged with delegates from all over the world in various breakout and networking sessions at the conference. This helped her to gain useful contacts and insights into the world of international commercial arbitration.

Below is a photo of Florence Shako, on the extreme right, with some delegates during the conference.

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