The Center for International Dispute Resolution (CIDR) at Bucerius Law School is intended to provide an institutional framework and a forum to explore, discuss and develop issues arising in connection with the resolution of disputes having an international/transnational element.
The situation involving Covid-19 has developed in a way that having regard to the health and safety of the participants but also the potential impact on the public at large, it would be irresponsible to hold this year’s events in March as planned. Thus, we have decided the following:
3rd Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture
The 3rd Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture will be postponed to 14 September 2020, hoping that by then the situation will have improved.
4th Hamburg Internatinal Arbitration Day and Workshops
The 4th Hamburg International Arbitration Day including both workshops are cancelled.
We are very conscious about the effect that this decision may have on the planning of many participants but believe that this is the only reasonable measure to be taken. We hope to see many of you on 14 September 2020.
For now however, we extend our care and concern for all those impacted by Covid-19 and wish speedy recovery.
The CIDR sharpens the profile of Bucerius Law School in the field of international dispute resolution and enhances its national and international visibility as one of the leading teaching and research institutions. It pools the existing resources at Bucerius and aims at intensifying the exchange between academia and practice in international dispute resolution.
The founders and directors of the CIDR, Prof. Stefan Kröll and Prof. Karsten Thorn, are well known experts in the field of dispute resolution and frequent speakers at national and international conferences.
The CIDR shall become a nationally and internationally recognized competence center and a forum to explore, discuss and develop issues arising in connection with the resolution of disputes having an international/transnational element, involved also in the education of the next generation of dispute resolution lawyers.
At the same time CIDR will investigate how international dispute resolution can be taught best at universities. In this regard, the CIDR shall further develop the current course program for the Bucerius Certificate in International Dispute Resolution. In addition, the CIDR shall promote junior researchers by identifying potential subjects for doctoral theses, connecting with potential contact persons to the point of co-supervision, offering advanced education courses and assisting publications.
We thank Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft for their generous support of our Center.