The International Investor-State Mediation Competition (IIMC Colombo) hosted by The Moot Court Bench (MCB), was established in Colombo, Sri Lanka in January last year as the World's First Investor-State Mediation Competition with the participation of 16 Negotiator Teams and 8 Mediator Teams from across the globe. Their key supporting organisations for the event were the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP), the International Mediation Institute (IMI), the Ministry of Justice in Sri Lanka who trusted their enterprise in this up-and-coming area in mediation.

This year, IIMC Colombo 2023 aims to host almost 150 students and professionals from 20+ countries in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 21st to 27th August as they go ‘Beyond A Competition’ to host panel discussions with key panelists from organisations such as UNCITRAL RCAP, IMI, CEDR-ADGM and other organisations involved in international mediation.

ICSID will be a Supporting Organisation to the event this year and Anna Holloway, ICSID Senior Legal Counsel, will be joining as a panelist on 22nd August 2023 to speak about the ICSID Mediation Rules. Should you be interested to join IIMC Colombo as an Expert Assessor (competition judge) in Colombo, please submit fill in the IIMC Colombo 2023 Expert Assessors Registration Form indicating your availability.