:: About the Blog

The Young ICCA Arbitration BLOG is a virtual space for young practitioners and students to publish articles, comment on each other’s articles, share knowledge and experiences and interact with their peers.

What can you do on the Young ICCA BLOG?

  • Share your articles, blog posts and thoughts with the Young ICCA community
  • Get feedback on your articles or blog posts
  • Comment on articles or blog posts by your peers
  • Create the opportunity to have your article showcased on the Young ICCA site
  • Discuss issues of common interest on our forum
  • Find out what your peers are thinking and doing around the globe
  • Have your Young ICCA blog post re-published on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog

User Guidelines and Rules for interaction on the Young ICCA Blog

Dear Young ICCA Blog visitor,

As part of Young ICCA’s mission to offer a platform for young arbitration practitioners to interact, we want to open up the Young ICCA Blog in order to allow such practitioners to comment on blog posts and articles and discuss arbitration related topics. In order to allow for a genuine debate, however, any interaction on the Young ICCA Blog is governed by the following User Guidelines. Any person using and interacting on the Young ICCA Blog (hereafter “User”) is deemed to consent and submit to these Guidelines.

  1. We welcome debate and dissent, but the key to maintaining the Young ICCA Blog as an inviting platform for discussion is to stick to the passionate discussion of issues.
  2. Respect for other people’s views and beliefs. Whereas we understand that people often feel strongly about some of the issues in debate, any content that others might find extremely offensive or threatening may be removed. Obscenity, abusive language, personal attacks on other users or authors, racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of hate-speech do in any case not have a place in an intelligent discussion and may give rise to a sanction.
  3. No commercial or otherwise spam-like posts. There are technology features in place, which can help to identify spam in content or delivery form and prevent it from being published on the site. Posts that may slip through will be removed.
  4. Use of English. While we appreciate the truly international nature of international arbitration, the working language of Young ICCA is English. Hence, the permitted language of conversation is English only to ensure the possibility for participation for a maximum number of Users.
  5. Clear language. Users are encouraged to write in full sentences and use punctuation marks. Spelling mistakes can be corrected by the edit function.
  6. Replying and quoting. Users are encouraged to post replies with an added value to the debate. When quoting other Users, please use the quote function and try to limit the quote to the specific point to which you reply. Endless quoting prevents an orderly discussion.
  7. Keep it relevant. While some conversations can be wide-ranging, posts that are unrelated to the original topic may be removed in order to keep the thread on track.
  8. Opening topics. Users may open new topics, provided that the subject matter is not yet discussed in another existing topic. Duplicate topics may be removed or joined together. Any new topic should contain a short title clearly indicating its subject matter.
  9. Use of capitals. Capitals should only be used when needed, or to emphasize a word or term. Topic titles or entire posts in capitals may be removed.
  10. Quoting external sources. Users wishing to quote from external sources may do so, provided that the source is clearly marked. Users are thereby encouraged to post a short quote or synopsis and a link to the original source, rather than copying and pasting extensively, which not only slows down the discussion, but potentially leads to copyright problems.
  11. Moderating the discussion. Our moderators are empowered to help create and maintain a healthy and positive environment and have the power to take all measures necessary to ensure compliance with the present Guidelines. Such measures include inter alia the removal of (parts of) posts, the moving or joining of topics, the contacting of Users whose participation is in violation of the present Guidelines by e-mail and the banning of Users who have willfully and repeatedly violated the present Guidelines.
  12. Disclaimer. The information contained on the Young ICCA Blog is provided only in order to stimulate debate and discussion within the Young ICCA community and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. By using the Young ICCA Blog you understand that this Blog does not constitute legal advice or the formation of an attorney-client relationship. The Young ICCA Blog should under no circumstances be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Each User interacting on the Young ICCA Blog does so fully under his/her own responsibility. Under no circumstances or in any way can ICCA, Young ICCA, the moderators or persons otherwise affiliated with the aforementioned be held liable for any action by a User. Nonetheless, we will remove any content that might constitute a legal violation, such as potentially libelous or defamatory postings, or material posted in potential breach of copyright.