Speech delivered by the Secretary-General at the “International Conference on Mediation – 2019”, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, 6 – 7 April, 2019
H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, Secretary- General of AALCO delivered a presentation at the “International Conference on Mediation, 2019” organized by the Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India and, the Indian Council of Social Science Research. The event, held at the Conference Hall, University of Delhi and Umang Bhawan, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, on 6 – 7 April, 2019, was divided into six sessions pertaining to topics covering a wide range of issues concerning International Mediation.
As the Special Guest for the session on “Mediation in Disputes pertaining to Multinational Corporations”, His Excellency made a presentation titled “Mediation in Disputes pertaining to Multinational Corporations: Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting from Mediation (The Singapore Convention).” The presentation discussed the various aspects of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting from Mediation, which will be open for accession on 7 August 2019, and its role in the promotion of the use of mediation amongst Multinational Corporations and other actors.
The Session was chaired by Hon. Mr. Justice G. S. Sistani, Judge, Delhi High Court, and the co-panellists were Hon. Ms. Justice Pratibha M. Singh, Judge, Delhi High Court, and Hon. Ms. Ljiljana Belojevic, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Republic of Serbia to India representing H.E. Mr. Vladimir Maric, Ambassador of Serbia to India. The two-day Conference hosted Judges of the Supreme Court of India and Judges from different countries, High Court judges from various states, High Commissioners and Ambassadors from different countries, senior officials from Singapore Mediation Centre, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), World Intellectual Property Organization, officials from various departments from Government of India, Vice Chancellors, Judicial officers, officials from PSUs, officials from RBI and public sector as well as private sector banks, legal practitioners from different countries, industry experts and other essential stakeholders. The presentations were well received by the participants in the Conference, as was the discussion that followed the presentations.