In this article for ASIL Insights, Catherine Amirfar and Merryl Lawry-White highlight the importance of the Paris Agreement’s inter-State dispute resolution mechanism, and particularly conciliation, in achieving the Agreement’s objectives.
They examine the nature and potential of conciliation in the context of climate change disputes, and how negotiating the envisaged annex on conciliation would clarify key, outstanding procedural questions.
Catherine Amirfar is co-chair of the International Dispute Resolution Group of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and currently serves as ASIL's President. Merryl Lawry-White is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, based in London.
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