www.osce.org/cca”>OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration’s 2022 annual report, published on 24 March 2023, gives an account of institutional matters and emphasizes the multiple endeavors undertaken by the Bureau members to raise awareness of the Court and its potential.
The report highlights activities around the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Convention on Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE, which is the Court’s founding document. The government of Sweden actively contributed to the commemoration. In addition to bilateral talks with Bureau members, the government co-organized a seminar in Stockholm in December 2022 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention. The seminar was hosted by the Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice, a part of the University of Stockholm.
Further activities included President Decaux’s address to the OSCE Permanent Council in May 2022, where he made an appeal to the States parties and participating States reminding them that the 1992 Stockholm Convention is an asset shared by all members of the OSCE community.
In addition, the report gives an account of the third edition of the moot court organized by the Faculty of Law of the University in Ljubljana. Students and future jurists became acquainted with the arbitral proceedings as featured by the Convention on Conciliation and Arbitration.
The Court of Conciliation and Arbitration provides a set of mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of disputes between States. The Court was established by the Convention of Stockholm, which entered into force on 5 December 1994. To date, 34 OSCE participating States have ratified the Convention.