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GCC CAC launches new version of program to qualify arbitrators

Gulf Cooperation Council Commercial Arbitration Center (GCC CAC) announced the launch on Sunday, 23 January, of a new online version of its professional program to train and qualify arbitrators for 2022 that is scheduled to begin in February.

Elaborating on the new program, the Secretary-General of GCC CAC, Tareq Al-Shumaimry, said in a press statement that the new version of the program for the training and qualification of arbitrators for the year 2022, will be held online through an intensive course extending from 7 February to 30 March 2022.

Pointing out that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic would not be a hindrance to the Center’s continued implementation of its training programs, Al-Shumaimry added that the arbitration center was committed to implement its professional programs that have evolved from the “accumulated experience that extends for more than 25 years.” He explained that the program contributes to training and qualifying cadres in professional arbitration, increasing their knowledge, and giving them a scientific training regimen on the concept of arbitration, its essence, nature and types, and the development of legal thoughts on arbitration.

The Secretary-General further indicated that graduates of the program can exercise their role as arbitrators and be accredited in the center’s list of professional arbitrators. The list is regularly updated and circulated to the GCC ministries of justice and chambers of commerce based on their country of origin, so that they could be included in any panel involved in providing assistance to resolve commercial disputes.

Al-Shumaimry stressed that the Center continues to play its role in providing the commercial sector with qualified arbitrators to settle disputes under the umbrella of arbitration, and plays a supportive role to the national judiciaries of each GCC state. He added that in the revised version of the program a new promotional axis has been added through an additional stage at the beginning of the program titled, ‘Legal Skills for Establishing an Arbitrator’, bringing the number of stages of the program to seven main stages.

Al-Shumaimry also stressed that the Center is continuing to raise the quality of its existing training programs with the launch of specialized programs in the field of arbitration, including arbitration in the maritime and engineering fields, as well as in the banking and real estate domains, as well as in the oil field sector.

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