Now available: Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize on HeroX
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is now included as one of the challenges on HeroX. The competition will be run through this crowdsourcing platform.
HeroX is a crowdsourcing platform where thousands of innovators compete to solve different challenges, ranging from inventing a new form of clean technology to creating the best first ten-minute experience for children in hospitals.
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is now in the pre-launch/pre-registration stage that will be ongoing for two weeks until 15 May 2017. In this stage, interested innovators can create a profile on HeroX and express their interest by following the Treaty Lab page (click the star button). Most importantly, by creating a profile on HeroX, interested innovators will be part of the crowd and this will make it possible for them to look for people with different expertise in order to form a team.
Registration will be open from 15 May 2017 until 1 September through the HeroX website, and submissions can also be made there. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2017 and the winner will be announced in the same month,
Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is an SCC initiative in form of an innovation contest. The challenge is to draft the most workable and effective international treaty that, if implemented, has the potential to increase foreign investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Now available: Chinese subtitle of The Quiet Triumph
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World has received remarkable attention in China, with showings under way in Beijing and Hong Kong. Chinese subtitle of the movie is now available.
Some Chinese international arbitration experts were featured in the movie, including Prof. Tang Houzhi, former vice chairman of CIETAC who spoke about his experience in time when disputes arose between China and the West. Experts from the legal industry such as Jessica Fei from Herbert Smith Freehills and Dai Wen from Mannheimer Swartling were also interviewed in the movie.
A Russian subtitle will be available soon.
To activate the Chinese subtitle, click the CC button (bottom-right corner) in the video here.
SCC to host the launch of Gunnar Lagergren’s biography
The book, Skiljedomens ädla konst – internationell domare för handel, fred och mänskliga rättigheter is written by Anders Johnson and published by Ekerlids Förlag in cooperation with the SCC. SCC hosts the book launch at its premises on 16 May 2017.
Mr Lagergren was a prominent international arbitrator who had chaired some of the arbitration that has shaped our history. He passed away on 28 December 2008 at the age of 96.
SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér and SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will be at the event at the SCC’s premises. In a memoriam written after Mr Lagergren’s death, Mr Hobér pointed out among others that Mr Lagergren had chaired arbitration that had ended military hostilities between countries.