SJC’s Secretariat-General holds meeting on women’s role in legal sector, arbitration

Manama, Feb. 26 (BNA): The General Secretariat of the Supreme Judicial Council organized a meeting with the participation of a group of judges, lawyers and internal lawyers to discuss the important role of women in the legal sector. Including arbitration.

The discussion was moderated by the Consultant in Judicial Planning and Development, Dr. Aseel Zamo, and the lawyer, Aisha Al-Mutaiwee, the arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The meeting focused on developing initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion within Bahrain and the development of the international arbitration community.

He also touched on the challenges that prevent women from entering and remaining in the field and the importance of providing resources and support to assist women in their career development in arbitration.

Some of the initiatives that have been proposed are mentorship from leading women in the industry, access to networking events and training opportunities to help create more opportunities for women to succeed in arbitration.

The group discussed women’s contributions to resolving international commercial disputes, as well as highlighting the positive impact that women can add by offering a unique perspective and experience. The group agreed to build on the Bahraini legal community in commercial arbitration and develop experience and expertise.

This meeting is part of Bahrain’s vision to develop a thriving arbitration industry and an attractive seat for arbitration.


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