En 2014, 21 navires ont été détournés dans le monde, 183 ont été abordés, et 13 ont été victimes de tirs. Des pirates ont tué quatre membres d'équipage, blessé 13 et enlevé neuf de leurs navires. Tels sont des chiffres publiés dans le dernier Rapport annuel du Centre international maritime (IMB).
En Asie, des détournements de pétroliers ont augmenté en 2014, malgré une baisse globale de la piraterie maritime. Dans le monde, des pirates ont pris en otage 442 membres d'équipage, comparativement à 304 en 2013.Read more...
L’initiative Ecopop inquiète les entreprises internationales en Suisse. Ce texte fixe des limites rigides à l’immigration et vise par ailleurs à attribuer chaque année 200 millions de francs au financement de moyens de contraception dans le tiers monde. ICC Switzerland rejette clairement cette initiative extrême qui menace l’économie. La prospérité de la Suisse dépend de sa bonne intégration dans les réseaux internationaux. La flexibilité est nécessaire, aujourd’hui comme demain, ce qu’Ecopop ne permet pas. La votation aura lieu le 30 novembre.Read more...
ICC's new Mediation Rules came into force on 1 January 2014. Drafted within the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR by a task force of dispute resolution specialists and company representatives from 29 countries, the new Rules are administrated by the ICC International Centre for ADR. They replace the ICC ADR Rules, used for amicable dispute resolution since 2001.
ICC Switzerland will organize an event on 30 September 2014, which will offer participants the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive overview of the new Rules and an insight into the latest developments in international commercial mediation. The participants will know more about the use of Mediation in business practice and how the new ICC Mediation Rules respond to the expectations of parties and practitioners. Our seminar will be of interest to companies, lawyers, mediators and other potential users of the Mediation Rules.
Paris, 24 July 2014 – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) is pleased to announce its new Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) members for the 2014-2016 mandate. The new RCC members, representing 30 countries, will be in charge for the next two years of promoting and developing the ICC YAF global network which includes over 7,500 members worldwide.
ICC YAF is the biggest young arbitrators association of its kind and represents a unique network for young professionals in the field. The forum grows bigger every year and its educational programmes and conferences offer an ideal environment for young practitioners to exchange their views on international arbitration and learn from experts.
“ICC YAF has significantly expanded over the past years in quantity, diversity and geographical reach. We are delighted to have been able to choose an incredibly diverse and talented group of young professionals located throughout the world in response to such expansion,” said Jose Feris, ICC YAF Co-Chair and Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He added: “Each of them brings a great deal of energy, experience and new ideas. We look forward to collaborating with them individually and as a group to create new synergies that will continue to push our global network forward and build stronger ties among our members.”Read more...
Closing date for applications: 18 August 2014.
July 14, 2014: A new global resource has been published by the ICC Commission on Marketing and Advertising to help strengthen self-regulation for marketing alcohol. By clarifying how existing global principles should be applied in practice, the ICC Framework for Responsible Marketing Communications of Alcohol (The Framework) offers companies and self-regulatory bodies a guide for bolstering responsible practice across markets. It will also serve as the basis for developing self-regulatory rules for marketing alcohol where these do not exist.
The Framework was developed by the body of global experts responsible for developing and updating the Consolidated ICC Code of Advertising and Marketing Communications Practice, which serves as the gold standard for most national and sectoral self-regulation.