University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor of Practice and CILE Executive Director, Charles T. Kotuby Jr., has been nominated by the United States to participate in UNCITRAL Working Group II’s upcoming Colloquium on Possible Future Work on Dispute Settlement. At the Colloquium, he will be presenting his work regarding interim arbitral relief.
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) has established six working groups to perform the substantive preparatory work on topics within the Commission's mandate. Each of the working groups comprises all Commission member states, and Working Group II oversees issues relating to commercial arbitration and conciliation. The one-week Colloquium to be held from 28 March to 1 April aims to assist the UNCITRAL Commission in making an informed decision on the desirability and feasibility of future legislative work in commercial arbitration and international dispute settlement at its fifty-fifth session in 2022.
Professor Kotuby is also a member of the United States Government Delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group III on Reforms to Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Private International Law.