DIS Statistics: DIS-ERA Pledge Gender Champion Initiative 2023

Newsletter 2/2024 - News


The DIS Gender Statistics on the appointment of arbitrators in DIS-administered arbitrations for the year 2023 show a record high for the appointment of female arbitrators in DIS arbitrations.

It is worth noting that of the DIS-nominated arbitrators appointed in 2023, 53.85% were women (up from 44.4% in 2022). Looking at the composition of arbitral tribunals in 2023, 52% of sole arbitrators, 22% of presiding arbitrators and 20% of co-arbitrators were female.

These figures show that the DIS is moving in the right direction in terms of the fair representation of women in arbitral tribunals in DIS-administered proceedings. This achievement would not have been possible without the support and efforts of our dedicated Gender Champions.

The DIS will build on its achievements and continue its efforts to promote gender diversity in arbitral appointments, always balancing this responsibility with its obligation to the parties to ensure that the most qualified arbitrator is selected for a particular dispute.

Thomas Klich

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