Qingdao Arbitration Commission delegates visit CityU
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Twelve members of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission (
Invited by the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIA), the delegation spent four days in
Visitors from the WTO
Professor Malanczuk's lively lecture, interspersed with cases in point, began with the amusing observation that the WTO's representative building, as pictured on the official website is, in fact, the League of Nations building, while the WTO's actual home is smaller and located somewhere off to the right and behind the edifice depicted. The lecture spanned the history of the WTO and entered into detail on the Dispute Settlement Body, the appointment of Panels, the litigationprocess, and the Appellate Body, one member of which, Professor Giorgio Sacerdoti, visited CityU in February this year.
The WTODR Centre, established in January 2002, has already achieved a reputation for excellence and received numerous special guests and visitors such as Mr Pascal Lamy, European Union Commissioner for Trade, H.E. Mr Shotaro Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva, and Ms Amina Mohamed, Ambassador of Kenya and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the WTO. The WTODR Centre is the first university based center, not only in Hong Kong and China, but in the whole of the Asia-Pacific Region, that is dedicated to the study of the interaction amongst globalization, legal development (especially in the field of international economic law) and international dispute resolution mechanisms.