The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Commission on Arbitration and ADR constituted the task force on “Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence”.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) provides dispute resolution services for individuals, businesses, states, state entities, and international organizations seeking for alternatives to court litigation. A recently research survey concluded that ICC is the most preferred arbitration institution and that it is the most commonly used institution over the past five years.

The Commission on Arbitration and ADR of ICC is in charge of making body rules in the field of international dispute resolution. The Commission proposes new policies in the interest of efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution and provides useful tools for the conduct of dispute resolution. The commission provides for global forum of around 700 members coming from more than 92 countries including lawyers, in-house counsels, arbitrators, mediators, law professors and experts in various dispute resolution fields. All of them contribute to make sure that the resolution services adapt to legislative and technological developments. The specific work of the commissions is often developed in task forces. Task forces are constituted for a limited period of time to undertake specific projects.

In this case, Estuardo Mata Palmieri, Director of the Dispute Resolution Practice at QIL+4 Abogados, has been selected to participate and contribute on the discussion of the task force on “Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence”, on September at Washington D.C., USA. The mission of this task force, is to identify the relevance of scientific research on human memory and the impact of post-event information to considerations of the probative value of witness evidence in international arbitration; to examine current practices regarding the preparation and presentation of witness evidence in international arbitration; to analyze the probative value that international arbitrators attribute to witness evidence; and to consider if there are any modifications that could be made to current practices or different alternatives to adopt, in order to enhance the probative value of witness evidence in international arbitration.

At QIL+4 Abogados we applaud and feel proud of the active participation of Estuardo Mata Palmieri to promote the advancement of Arbitration.