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Just Released! Report of the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings

by Mirèze Philippe
July 2020 Mirèze Philippe

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) released on 28 July 2020 the “Report of the Cross-Institutional Task Force on #Gender #Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings”, the eighth volume of the #ICCAReports Series. The Report shares a vision of how gender diversity can progress in the field and publishes recent statistics on the appointment of female #arbitrators, as well as outlining best practices and opportunities to promote #genderdiversity in #international #arbitration. It is an indispensable publication that anyone should have to learn about the background of the barriers that women face, the reality about the difficulties they constantly experience, the many initiatives that are contributing to change, how to overcome unconscious biases, and to have handy checklists that practitioners can refer to in order to remember basic actions to undertake, with the objective to achieve a better representation of women in the dispute resolution arena but not only.

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Mirèze is a French lawyer of French and Lebanese origin. She also holds a Master in Business Administration. She speaks English, French, Arabic, German and understands Spanish. She is Special Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration that she has joined in 1984.


After having administered arbitration procedures at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for several years, she was entrusted with numerous projects, such as building with IT engineers the NetCase platform for conducting arbitrations in a secure online environment, promoting ICC arbitration in the Arab region, organising and moderating several conferences and workshops, cooperating with the ICC Institute and drafting arbitration mock cases and moderating workshops, contributing to an ICC arbitration on-line training, contributing to a programme for ICC National Committees. She is currently mainly in charge of coordinating internal practices and of a legal training program.


She is founding co-president of ArbitralWomen and Board member, member of the Editorial Board of ArbitralWomen’s Newsletter and ArbitralWomen’s Kluwer postings, member of the Steering Committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, member of the board of advisors of Arbitrator Intelligence, member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution, founder of the ICC Court Counsel Alumni. She was also member of the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ODR.


She taught arbitration at the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers (Paris) and at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) (Rome). She gives occasionally a class on arbitration and ODR. Mirèze speaks and writes on arbitration and ODR (articles available on She is occasionally evaluator and arbitrator at the Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration.

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