This latest manifestation of "all nations are equals" thinking is a BIG reason why U.S. (Commerce Committee) oversight of ICANN remains essential.
When it comes to administering justice all nations are NOT equals. Some have reputations that are downright and justifiably scary.
IF any country can play host to domain dispute procedures you . . WILL . . find yourself subject to proceedings that you will find . . outrageous, costly, wasteful, threatening - repeatedly.
I know how the game called "forum shopping" is played in so-called civilized countries, but in such countries there are layers of oversight and other processes that can make such efforts an expensive temporary advantage.
What if the entire system is . . doubtful?
WORSE: Do you understand that the only "appeal" from a mal-formed arbitration decision is to file a legal action in a court of competent jurisdiction, i.e., often a U.S. District Court?
Man, this is a real sleeper, a sort of malevolence in waiting that once it decides to go viral the number of grievances will skyrocket.
Let nations decide hearings related to their ccTLDs. Other than that the expansion of "hearing authority" is or out to be downright frightening to EVERYONE using a .Com, .Net, .Org domain for their website.