About the Blog
ECI is a global and dynamic forum. ECI ignites the exchange of ideas and practices in International Dispute Resolution, worldwide. ECI primarily uses the means of a blog, journal and podcast to further the same. Ex Curia International is a community of international students and professionals, working together towards the fulfillment of a single goal of promoting and exploring ADR practices from all across the world. India, Greece, Canada, Singapore, France, England, America, Africa and more; the presence of ECI is felt across borders. ECI initiates with a solid base in 5 continents, 40+ countries, and numerous ADR communities.
Call for Blogs
Ex Curia International’s Blog Team invites original contributions from students, researchers, academicians, legal practitioners and those who are passionate about ADR, with the objective of facilitating a dynamic academic discourse and widening the scope for creative research works in the field of ADR. We highly encourage the authors to take a multidisciplinary approach when addressing pertinent research areas in the field of ADR.
Board of Advisors
ECI’s Board of Advisors comprises the following distinguished personalities who bring to the table a diverse set of experiences from the field of ADR practice:
  • Sheila Ahuja, Partner in Allen & Overy’s Global Arbitration group based in Singapore.
  • Nicholas Peacock, Partner and head of the international arbitration practice at Bird & Bird in London.
  • Abhinav Bhushan, Regional Director as the Court’s first Indian Director, and the co-chair of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), Asia Chapter.
  • Meriam Al-Rashid, represents and advises clients across the globe on complex international disputes before ICJ, ICSID,ICDR, PCA,LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICC.
  • Matthew Rushton, a former legal and business journalist, author and business owner. He is a regular conference speaker, guest lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Leicester, and a non-exec director of a corporate art consultancy.
  • Justice K Kannan, a senior advocate and accredited mediator.
  • Claude Amar, a registered architect, a hotel developer, a real estate asset manager and a mediator.
  • Peter Ruggle, founder of Ruggle Partner.
  • Ana Sambold, a California based Attorney, Mediator, and Arbitrator with over a decade of experience as a conflict resolution specialist.
  • Michael Robbins, currently practises as a solicitor in Western Australia, New York and Hong Kong.
  • Debolina Saha, Ex- Associate at Allen &Overy.
  • Chakrapani Misra, Partner in the Disputes Resolution Practice Group of the Firm Khaitan & Co based in Mumbai.
  • Pascal Comvalius, an IMI-Certified Mediator, a MFN Registered mediator and a Certified Hostage /Crisis Negotiator.
  • Selina Morgan Gayle, a multi-award-winning Mediator and Mediation service provider.
  • Alok Tiwari,experienced litigator and has successfully represented Indian & foreign clients in a variety of complex, high stake & cross border litigations and arbitrations.
  • Jonathan Lloyd-Jones, commercial mediator and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and accredited by the International Mediation Institute.
  • Jasbir Singh Bajaj, Managing Partner in two law firms, KD Lex Chambers LLP-Centre for Conflict Resolution, Gurgaon, a premier institution imparting accredited training courses in Mediation and Arbitration and a full-service law firm Legal Intellects LLP, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Aman Hingorani,an appointed arbitrator by the Delhi High Court and PHDCCI.
  • Alberto Elisavetsky,President of ODR Latinoamerica.
  • Shashank Garg, a seasoned dispute resolution practitioner skilled in international commercial arbitration, sports arbitration, construction law arbitration, civil and commercial mediation and litigation.
  • Sangeeta Mehrotra, Mediator-Conciliator at SAMA ODR, Supreme Court MCPC; SAMADHAN, Delhi High Court.
  • Jayant Bhatt, an independent litigator based in New Delhi, India.
  • A.J. Jawad,a trainer with the MCPC, Supreme Court of India and has trained lawyers and judges in mediation all over India, including Training of Trainers (ToT) workshops.
  • Dr. Charu Mathur, Advocate on Record Supreme court of India; practices extensively in corporate commercial civil criminal and constitutional matters.
  • Vivek Tanwar, designated as the SPECIAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR by the Haryana Government.
  • John C. Turley, mediator in the greater Chicago area.
*Adjunct Advisors
We are also proud to have the following Adjunct Advisors as a part of our ECI family: Dmitry Davydenko, Sharwari Pandit, Ritvik M. Kulkarni, Nisshant Laroia, Yamini Kumar, Chaweewan Mekarporn, and Saasha Malpani.
Submission Guidelines
The following below-mentioned guidelines need to be followed while submission of blog pieces:-
1) Basic Rules and Guidelines
Owing to the nature of the journal, we shall only accept entries which are related to AlternativeDispute Resolution (‘ADR’). The entries must showcase a predominant link to ADR. All theauthors are requested to send only Original Content. All the submission shall go through amandatory process of plagiarism check.
[B]Covering Letter:
Submissions must be sent to All submissions must beaccompanied with a covering letter, containing the name of the author/s,institutional/organisation affiliation, title and category of the submission and a contact address of the author, including the e-mail address and phone number. Submissions should be sent as MS word (.doc format) attachments with the title of the article as the file name. The author is also requested to attach an image to accompany the piece. However, this does not form a mandatory requirement. The Image should be representative of the submission’s topic, area or argument. It should be of high quality (upwards of 1000p) and aspect ratio of 1:1 (Square).
[C]Identification Details:
The body of the submission must contain no identification of any kind, including the name and institutional affiliation of the author, which must be provided in the cover letter and email body. However, if the author wishes to send an image representative of the submissions’ topic or area, they can send a high-quality image with an aspect ratio of 1:1(Square).
[D]Decision on Publication:
The Blog Division of Ex Curia International promptly acknowledges the receipt of submissions and a decision on the publishing ability of the blog shall be communicated within due time. All submissions made to Ex Curia International are double-blind refereed. Requests for expedited reviews can be made when the submission is being considered for publication by other blogs. In such cases, please mention a date by which you expect our response. Submissions may be accepted/rejected based solely on the discretion of the Board of Editors. Relaxation of any rules regarding submissions is subject to the discretion of the Board of Editors.
2) Style Guidelines
[A]Form of Submission: Submissions must be in electronic form. All submissions must be word-processed, single-spaced in Garamond, font size 12 and justified. The sub-headings should be uniformly numbered in roman numerals. The prescribed word limit is not inclusive of footnotes. However, we do not emphasize on strict compliance with the word count.
[B]Word Limit: All blog submissions should not ideally exceed the word limit of 1500 words.
[C]Citations: Only footnotes may be used as the form of citations. End notes shall not be accepted. All footnotes must be in Garamond, size 10, single-spacing and justified. The citations are derived from The Bluebook: A uniform system of citation.
Submission Procedure
All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format (.doc/.docx) and shall be sent to
Clarifications, if any, may be sought from the ECI Blog team by writing an email to

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