Dr Yas Banifatemi discussed “Arbitration as a means of improving human rights protections at sea” with Dr Kabir Duggal, Amanda Lee. The webinar was held in conjunction with Human Rights at Sea (HRAS). Dr. Yas Banifatemi’s presentation is available here. She was tagged by Meg Kinnear; she in turn tagged Prof. Diane Desierto.

For a write-up of this episode, see Bruno Acevedo, TagTime with Dr. Yas Banifatemi – Arbitration as a means of improving human rights protections at sea (The American Review of International Arbitration, 11 March 2021).

Dr Yas Banifatemi is a partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration practice at Shearman & Sterling. She also leads the firm’s Public International Law practice, and co-heads the firm’s Energy practice. She is widely recognized as one of the most prominent international arbitration and public international law specialists worldwide. Yas Banifatemi is a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a member of the LCIA Court and a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration. She is also a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, appointed by the Chairman of ICSID’s Administrative Council. Yas Banifatemi teaches at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and Panthéon-Sorbonne University. In the Summer 2019, she gave a course at The Hague Academy of International Law on the powers of the arbitrator. She researches in the areas of public international law and international arbitration, and has authored numerous publications in, and regularly speaks about, both these fields.

To find out more about the topic, you can download the White Paper of 5 May 2020 (updated) from the website of Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), which also has it in French. This initiative was reported here by Global Arbitration Review, as reproduced here (free access) with permission by HRAS.

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