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06/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2019 05:54

Albania, Finland and Poland appoint members to the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration

Albania, Finland and Poland have renewed the mandates or, alternatively, appointed new members to the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration Court for new terms of six years after the previous mandates of their members expired. The appointments of the conciliators, the arbitrators and their alternates were made in accordance with Articles 3 and 4 of the Convention on Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE, which was signed in 1992 in Stockholm.

The Court will be requested to elect a new Bureau whose term of office will terminate in October 2019. The election procedure is expected to start in summer 2019 with a call for nominations of potential candidates among the members of the Court. Appointed conciliators and arbitrators will be invited to take part in the election procedure that will be carried out in writing, in accordance with Article 9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court.

Currently, 34 States are party to the Convention, which provides mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

The following is the list of the conciliators, arbitrators and their alternates appointed by Albania, Finland and Poland:

Albania

Conciliators:

Armand SKAPI
Director, International and European Law Department
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania

Etleva HAKA
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania

Arbitrator:

Bruna MINAROLLI
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania

Finland

Conciliators:

Kimmo KILJUNEN
Member of the Finnish Parliament

Sia Spiliopoulou ÅKERMARK
Associate Professor of International Law
Director, The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Arbitrator:

Erkki KOURULA
Former Judge at the International Criminal Court

Alternate:

Jan KLABBERS
Professor of International Law
University of Helsinki

Poland

Conciliators:

Anna WYROZUMSKA
Professor, University of Lodz

Michał KOWALSKI
Professor, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Arbitrator:

Roman KWIECIEŃ
Professor, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Alternate:

Przemysław SAGANEK
Professor, Polish Academy of Science