Commercial Track Judges attend SIFoCC meeting in Doha, Qatar 20 – 21 April 2024.

Judge Administrator for the Commercial Track Honourable Justice Thomas Anis and Justice John Carey attended the 5th Full Meeting of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC) in Doha, Qatar. The meeting was held at the Qatar University and attended by Chief Justices and Judges from 57 Commercial Courts around the world.

SIFoCC exists for three reasons:

1. Users – that is, business and markets – will be better served if best practice is shared between courts and judiciaries work together to keep pace with rapid commercial change.

2. Together courts can make a stronger contribution to the rule of law than they can separately, and through that contribute to stability and prosperity worldwide.

3. As a means of supporting developing jurisdictions (long encouraged by agencies such as the World Bank) to enhance their attractiveness to investors by offering an effective means for resolving commercial disputes.

Two key themes discussed centred around Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the world; AI in the handling and resolution of disputes and Improving greater transnational judicial cooperation. The PNG Judiciary is a member of SIFoCC and continues to work on improving the Judiciary’s capability of applying best practices to dispute resolution matters in the Commercial Courts.

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