THAC organizes “THAC ADR Week 2022” with more than 10 arbitration centers, raises issues of post-Covid-19 proceeding and environmental protection
On July 12, 2022, Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Organize international academic seminars “International Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar (Thailand ADR Week 2022)” Which is the 4th time with the main goal of sharing ideas in academic knowledge and professionals in alternative dispute resolution approaches, including Arbitration, Mediation including other guidelines as well as expanding the network of such processes to be accepted at the international level by organizing via Zoom System.
According to this seminar it demonstrates the zeal in driving the alternative dispute resolution industry in Thailand into the international standards in many ways. There are more than 10 international organizations and dispute resolution centers in cooperation with THAC, both in Asia and all around the world, such as the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), Permanent Court of Arbitration. (PCA) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), etc.
In this regard, all parties have confidence that the arbitration in Thailand is. ready to cooperate in development and promoting access to justice in Thailand as well as abroad along with promoting the country’s image to be widely known in the international arbitration circle. “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic” is the main topic of this discussion. It is expanding in case of development and the adaptation of arbitration proceedings in a global context after facing the COVID-19 crisis. That made the trip proceed, the interrogation, examination process was often postponed in this case.
These issues have a detrimental effect on business operations that remain mired in lawsuits. And the pending dispute ended late because of the restrictions on the change in international travel policy. Therefore, the main topic is an exchange of adaptation approaches in processes. Both in the use of modern information technology so that the various processes that can continue many arbitration institutions around the world have developed into the flexible guidelines and helpful to facilitate remote trials through online systems (Virtual Hearing) in long-distance mediation is an increasingly popular form of dispute resolution due to cost and speed reasons.
The topics of the discussion also included guidelines and the model in action as well as environmentally friendly arbitration campaigns. It was seriously initiated in 2019 under the “Green Pledge” campaign. that makes the trial of arbitration together with how to deal with the waste of details such as documentary witnesses and unnecessary international travel as well as the development of bills to reduce carbon dioxide production in various industries as well. These are the sources of the adjustment judicial process that includes the judicial process through modern technology and reduces the number of materials that affect the environment.
THAC has been honored by more than 50 renowned arbitrators, judges, mediators, and legal experts from around the world to attend this forum to highlight issues of adaptation in the arbitration industry. This is also the important role of taking responsibility for reducing pollution as much as possible.
Currently, alternative dispute resolution can be regarded as a solution to disputes. or lawsuits that are very popular internationally. It can be said that the dispute resolution process is by other means than the court method. By allowing both parties to come together to find an agreement to settle the dispute without litigation, such as negotiation, mediation, and the use of arbitration (Arbitration) in the last step respectively. In 2020, statistics on dispute resolution through arbitration. There are a total of 31 cases, 93.75% since 2015.