Attorney General meets delegation from Permanent Court of Arbitration

GIS – 06 September, 2018: The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mr Maneesh Gobin, met with a delegation from the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on 04 September 2018 in Port-Louis, to discuss PCA’s ongoing support of the development of Mauritius as a venue for international arbitration.

During the meeting, the Attorney General was informed that, in connection with the existing cooperation between Mauritius and the PCA, the Board of the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC) had appointed Ms. Ambast and Ms. Kimani as the MIAC Co-Registrars. The Co-Registrars will lead the MIAC Secretariat as from 04 September 2018.

It is recalled that Mauritius is a PCA Contracting Party since 1970 and concluded the Mauritius-PCA Host Country Agreement in 2009, establishing the first PCA office outside The Hague. The MIAC is an independent arbitration centre, bringing the highest level of dispute resolution services to the international community, with a particular focus on disputes in and with relation to Africa.

The PCA delegation included Mr. Brooks Daly, PCA Deputy Secretary-General, Dr. Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, PCA Legal Counsel and PCA Representative in Mauritius, Ms. Ashwita Ambast, Ms. Susan Kimani, both PCA Legal Counsel, and Mr. Avinash Poorooye, PCA Assistant Legal Counsel. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Rajeshsharma Ramloll SC, Deputy Solicitor-General, and Mr. Yvan Jean-Louis, Principal State Counsel.

The PCA is an intergovernmental organisation established by treaty in 1899 and is seated in The Hague.

Source: Government Information Services