TRAC ARBITRATION BOARD
TRAC’s current Arbitration Board is comprised of Professor Jean-Jacques Arnaldez, Professor James Crawford and Dr. Mojtaba Kazazi.
According to TRAC’s Internal Regulations (the “Internal Regulations”), the Arbitration Board shall consist of qualified lawyers of high standing and integrity with experience in international arbitration. Members of the Arbitration Board are appointed by the Director, after consultation with the Secretary General of AALCO. TRAC’s Arbitration Board proposes to enhance high quality of proceedings, and to ensure better independence and impartiality in the implementation of the Rules; these values have also been reflected in the Internal Regulations. Matters relating to the implementation of the Rules, especially on the appointment and replacement of arbitrators are consulted with the Arbitration Board.
Professor Jean-Jacques Arnaldez, from France, is the professor of Commercial Arbitration Law at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1). He has been the legal counsel in the Paris office of a firm of international lawyers and has acted as counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris. He has also published various articles on international commercial arbitration.
Professor James Crawford, from Australia, is a distinguished Professor of International Law, and Chair of the Faculty Board of Law, at the University of Cambridge. He has appeared in more than 40 cases before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, and practices as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration cases. He was also appointed as Judge of International Court of Justice for a full term of 9 years in November 2014.
Dr. Mojtaba Kazazi, from Iran, is a former judge of the high courts of Tehran. He worked extensively on the arbitration and settlement of claims before the Iran-U.S Claims Tribunal at The Hague. He also served for many years as the Executive Head of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), and as the Secretary of its Governing Council in Geneva, where he was instrumental in setting up the UNCC and in resolving 2.7 million claims from over 100 jurisdictions. He is currently a practitioner in international law, and the Executive Commissioner of two mass claims processing programs for payment of compensation to Rana Plaza and Tazreen workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh.