The Pledge calls for the appointment of female arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis. One of the key steps to achieving this is to ensure that wherever possible “lists of potential arbitrators or tribunal chairs provided to or considered by the parties, counsel, in-house counsel or otherwise include a fair representation of female candidates”.
The ERA Pledge does not maintain its own list of female arbitrators. Female arbitrator profiles can be found via external arbitrator databases, including (but not limited to) the following:
Breaking.Through (German language)
GAR’s Arbitrator Research Tool (subscription needed)
ERA Search Committee
If you require additional assistance in your search for female arbitrators, the ERA Search Committee is pleased to offer assistance via the
ERA Female Arbitrator Search Tool hosted by ICCA. The information that you include in the online form on the ICCA website will be sent on a confidential basis to the ERA Search Committee, whose members comprise individuals from dispute resolution organisations who render their assistance on a voluntary basis. The ERA Search Committee does not comprise individuals from law firms. Recommendations are not endorsed by or made on behalf of ICCA.
The ERA Search Committee will not contact the suggested female arbitrators and they will not be aware that their names were proposed. The ERA Search Committee will only provide you with their contact details and hyperlinks to their profiles. The ERA Female Arbitrator Search Tool aims to provide proposals of female arbitrator candidates who, because of their relevant experience and profile, deserve to be considered for your case. No member of the ERA Search Committee will be proposed as a potential arbitral candidate.
The assistance provided to any person searching for female arbitrators is made without any commitment or liability whatsoever for ERA, its Steering Committee Members or its Search Committee Members. It is made to facilitate your search for potential female arbitrators. The proposals are made only to provide ideas of potential profiles and by no means constitute official recommendations.