The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) released on 23 March 2015 a new book, “Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri: From the Arab World to the Globalization of International Law and Arbitration,” in honor of Dr. Ahmed El-Kosheri – a renowned Arab judge and arbitrator. Published by Kluwer Law International and edited by Dr. Mohammed Abdel Raouf, Dr. Philippe Leboulanger and Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé, the book includes articles by 46 academics, practitioners and colleagues of Dr. El-Kosheri on various legal subjects related to El-Kosheri’s work. The table of contents of the book can be viewed here.
In his Foreword to the book, Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé announced: “With this Festschrift, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) is starting a tradition of honoring Arab scholars and practitioners who promote international arbitration and international law.” He added: “As a testament to Dr. El-Kosheri’s remarkable career, broad intellectual horizons and extensive geographical reach, the Festschrift includes contributions from forty-six authors – judges, arbitrators, practitioners and scholars – representing twenty-one nationalities from the Middle East, North and West Africa, East Asia, Europe, and North and South America, who wrote on topics as diverse as international arbitration and ADR mechanisms, international investment law, public international law (including international administrative law), and private international law in Arabic, English and French.” Prof. Ziadé concluded: “One can hardly think of another Arab figure who has done more than Dr. El-Kosheri to strengthen international law while bridging legal-cultural divides between the Arab region and the rest of the world. He will undoubtedly continue to inspire many generations to come.”The Advisory Committee for the Festschrift was comprised of Yousif Al Saif, Khaled Iqbal Chilwan, Dr. Dalia Hussain, J. Michael King, Djurdja Lazic and Dr. Karim Youssef.The book is available for order directly from Walters Kluwers Law & Business, and may also be found in major bookstores worldwide.