Who We Are

Founded in 1998, FICA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. In 2002, FICA was granted Observer status to attend all six UNCITRAL working groups.  FICA actively participates in various Working Groups of UNCITRAL, on topics such as enforcement of international mediated settlement agreements, the investor-state dispute settlement system.

Through its members, FICA participates in the negotiation and development of international instruments impacting all forms of trans-national dispute resolution via its Observer status in UNCITRAL Working Group sessions, and the publication and dissemination of position papers, articles, and comments by its members.  

FICA’s members are internationally-recognized leaders in various forms of international dispute resolution.  FICA’s members are highly qualified dispute resolvers for various forms of dispute resolution.  

Membership in FICA requires completion of an application and acceptance.  FICA offers three membership levels:  Fellow, for those individuals with the highest level of experience, education and training in dispute resolution; Associate, for those qualified individuals who are still growing and enhancing their skills and experiences; and Academic, for interested individuals affiliated with a recognized educational institution.  As a leading think-tank on all matters affecting international dispute resolution in all its forms, FICA encourages qualified and interested individuals to apply and become a part of FICA.