NEWS

Publication date: 
06 Feb 2019
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QICDRC Welcomes the President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay

The Paraguayan delegation was impressed by the advanced courtroom technology employed at QICDRC, and hailed QICDRC’s efforts to develop the legal environment around the world.

06 February 2019

Doha, Qatar— Qatar International Court and Disputes Resolution Centre (QICDRC) welcomed today a delegation from the Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay led by Dr. Jose Raul Torrres Kirmser, Paraguayan Chief Justice, to learn about QICDRC’s distinguished legal framework and discuss aspects of cooperation.

Fasial Al-Sahouti, CEO of QICDRC, introduced the delegation to the specialised and authoritative legal framework adopted at QICDRC, and explained QICDRC’s role as a trustworthy legal platform that helps establish Qatar as a key global commerce hub in the Middle East. 

The visiting delegation also toured the courtroom and the arbitration facilities available at QICDRC and were introduced to the advanced technologies used to enhance effectiveness and convenience during court hearings and arbitration sessions.

“The Paraguayan delegation’s visit to QICDRC reaffirms our commitment to contributing to the development of the overall legal framework around the world, and reflects our efforts to build a unique legal model through international collaborations and partnerships,” said Faisal Al-Sahouti, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar International Court and Disputes Resolution Centre.

The Paraguayan delegation’s visit to QICDRC comes as a part of their plans to establish a similar specialised court in Paraguay in efforts to position the country as a trustworthy international business destination and attract foreign investments.

QICDRC has also invited the Paraguayan Supreme Court of Justice to join the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts, of which Qatar is one of the founding members.

Established by Law No. 2 of 2009, QICDRC is a specialised, world-class court that offers QFC-registered businesses a distinguished disputes resolution platform, and gives them access to independent, impartial and reputable judges.  The court adheres to Law No 2 of 2017, which issues the state of Qatar’s arbitration law in civil and commercial matters, and establishes the court as a specialized arbitrator.

Through its adoption of international legal standards, QICDRC helps to attract direct foreign investment to Qatar, position Qatar as a trustworthy international business hub, and contributes directly to the country’s economic development and diversification efforts in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.