Over the last 6 years BLP’s International Arbitration Group has conducted a number of surveys on arbitration user perceptions on various issues affecting the arbitration process.
This year we would like to consider the issue of diversity among appointed arbitrators. There has been an increased awareness of this issue in recent years, particularly in relation to gender imbalance. However, the diversity debate does not begin and end with gender. Not only are the majority of international arbitrators male, they are also perceived to be predominantly white and from a relatively small number of jurisdictions.
We would like to obtain the views of our professional colleagues on these and other related issues by requesting their responses to the 16 short questions in our survey. All responses will be treated as confidential. Please complete the survey.
A report on the results of the survey will be circulated to all participants.
You can read our introductory review of some of the issues around diversity in arbitrator appointments before completing the survey.