Prof. S.I. Strong recently traveled to New York to attend the forty-seventh session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law as an official non-governmental observer representing the American Society of International Law. Among the issues under discussion was a proposal from the U.S. Department of State concerning a possible convention on international commercial conciliation.
Prof. Strong has been working with the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law on this issue and has written about the need for an international convention in this area of law. The article, “Beyond International Commercial Arbitration? The Promise of International Commercial Mediation,” is forthcoming in volume 42 of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.