The CRCICA is an independent non-profit international organization established in 1979 under the auspices of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) pursuant to its agreements with the Egyptian Government, by the virtue of which the Centre and its branches enjoy all the privileges and immunities of independent international organizations in Egypt.
The leading principle of the Cairo Centre aims at contributing to, and enriching the progress of the economic development scheme in both Asian and African Countries. In this regard, specialized services are being constantly and consistently provided to prevent or help settle trade and investment disputes, through fair operations of expeditious and economical procedures. This constitutes a wholly integral dispute-resolution mechanism which employs various effective processes of arbitration. It includes also Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques such as conciliation, mediation, and technical expertise.
The scope of services offered by CRCICA encompasses the following: Administering domestic and international arbitrations as well as ADR techniques under its auspices; Provision of institutional arbitration services according to its Rules or any other rules agreed upon by the parties; Providing advice to the disputants; Promotion of arbitration and other ADR techniques in the Afro-Asian region through the organization of international conferences and seminars as well as the publication of researches serving both the business and legal communities; Preparation of international arbitrators and legal scholars from the Afro-Asian region by organizing training programs and workshops in cooperation with other institutions and organizations; Coordination with and provision of assistance to other arbitral institutions particularly those existing within the region; Providing ad hoc arbitration with necessary technical and administrative assistance at the request of the parties; Providing advice and assistance for the enforcement and translation of arbitral awards; Conducting academic and practical researches and studies, and Establishing a comprehensive library specializing in Arbitration and ADR.
The CRCICA is one of the sponsoring organizations of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Also, the Centre has sponsored a number of the Egyptian teams participating in the Vis Moots through the past few years.