Arbitrator Intelligence is delighted to launch the 2021 Diversity Campaign!
Our aim is to use feedback YOU submit to boost diverse arbitrators from short lists to actual appointments on tribunals.
This campaign is supported by five leading diversity organizations:
- The Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge
- Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (R.E.A.L.)
- The Rising Arbitrators Initiative; and
- Women Way in Arbitration Latin America.
What can take a diverse arbitrator from a shortlist to a tribunal?
Useful, reliable feedback that parties can use to make better informed decisions about such arbitrators, and that is widely accessible by the international arbitration community.
The goal of our Diversity Campaign is therefore to collect feedback about arbitrators that will make it easier for parties, counsel, and institutions to appoint diverse and newer arbitrators.
The Diversity Campaign starts on September 13, 2021 and it will last for three weeks, concluding on October 3, 2021.
During this three week period we need your help to meet our goals of obtaining:
- 100 completed feedback questionnaires on diverse arbitrators; and
- 100 completed Arbitrator Surveys from arbitrators and aspiring arbitrators with a minimum of seven years of professional experience.
Track our progress here.
What makes an arbitrator diverse?
Arbitrators may be diverse by virtue of their age, cultural background, disability, gender, geographical region, ethnicity, professional background, sexual orientation and much more.
Think broadly when it comes to identifying arbitrators to share feedback about with us and if in doubt about whether or not an arbitrator is diverse, share your feedback anyway!
How can you support the 2021 Diversity Campaign?
There are a number of different ways in which you can help us to meet our goals:
- Provide feedback about a diverse arbitrator that you have appeared before as counsel or as a party by completing our feedback questionnaire – the AIQ – online or by telephone or video conference;
- If you sit as an arbitrator or aspire to do so, complete our new Arbitrator Survey and share details about your case management preferences – you must have a minimum of seven years of professional experience to complete the Arbitrator Survey;
- Become a supporting arbitral institution and ask parties and their counsel to share feedback about arbitrators at the conclusion of arbitration proceedings. Learn more by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Download a copy of our Diversity Campaign poster and share it on social media or send it to your network – our poster includes a link to our website to provide feedback on diverse arbitrators;
- Attend our Diversity Campaign events – follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest developments;
- Share your views on diversity with us – like, reshare and comment on our social media posts during the campaign – we want to hear from you!
Together, we can make it easier for parties to appoint diverse and lesser-known arbitrators.