Virtual Hearings

ICSID provides comprehensive services and technology for virtual hearings in ICSID administered arbitrations, conciliations, mediations and fact-finding proceedings. They are also available in ad-hoc proceedings under UNCITRAL and other non-ICSID sets of rules at competitive rates.

Dedicated Support
A dedicated hearings team works with parties and tribunals prior to the hearing to discuss hardware requirements and test-run the video-conferencing software. A technical specialist and tribunal secretary are present throughout the hearing to ensure it runs smoothly.

State-of-the Art Technology
ICSID uses Cisco’s Webex, a state-of-the art video conferencing platform with capacity for up to 1000 participants. High-definition audio and video, real-time document display, and a virtual chat function allow participants to communicate seamlessly.

First-Class Security
All ICSID virtual hearings benefit from end-to-end encryption that meets the World Bank Group’s stringent security and risk requirements.

Court Reporting and Interpretation
A virtual court stenographer provides a real-time transcript of the proceeding, visible to all participants on the video-conference. ICISD is also able to offer a number of options for simultaneous interpretation in multiple languages.

Learn More
Contact icsidsecretariat@worldbank.org for further information, including price-quotes and demos.