IMW Business-Mediation Summit (Where Business meets the Law)
India has a backlog of 2.8 crore cases with Delhi High Court saying that it will take us more than 464 years to clear this backlog. The quality of judicial processes and efficiency of court systems have been primarily responsible for India’s dismal ranking on the ease of doing business index.
In order to improve the state of access to justice and ease of doing business rank of India, the Government of India has been focusing on strengthening Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms. An ordinance was promulgated in May 2018 to amend the Commercial Courts’ Act, 2015 which makes Pre-Institutional Mediation mandatory for certain commercial disputes.
In furtherance of Government’s vision to promote mediation in India, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata (NUJS) organize Indian Mediation Week (IMW), a pan India mediation awareness campaign, in collaboration with ODRways which is in the list of top 12 ADR centers of India recognized by Department of Justice, Government of India.
The campaign is supported by Ministry of Law and Justice Government of India, and Hon’ble Justice Madan Lokur, Supreme Court Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee. Click here to find more about the last edition of IMW.
In the last one year, the Indian Mediation Week campaign has spread to 102 cities across India and directly sensitized more than 2,00,000 people about the benefits of mediation. IMW has launched the first of its kind online platform, Mediation Embassy, where you can track the level of mediation awareness in each city.
In order to prevent commercial disputes from getting caught in complicated procedures of the court, IMW is organizing Business-Mediation Summit in all four metro cities of India:
- Kolkata (10th December 2018), at National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. 10 AM- 2 PM
- Chennai (12th December 2018), at Madras Managment Association, 10 AM- 2 PM
- Mumbai (14th December 2018), at IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 10 AM- 2 PM
- Delhi (15th December 2018), at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 10 AM- 2 PM
The highlight of this event is going to be the “Start Smart Awards” in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, Government of India. The aim is to recognize the top 3 startups each from 4 zones of India, North, South, West, and East.
The award ceremonies of the zones will be held in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi respectively. The top 3 startups from each zone will be provided incubation support by AIM, NITI Aayog, Government of India.
The aim is to sensitize the startup industry and the MSMEs with better dispute resolution practices and management tools. There will be two-panel discussions in each summit:
- How to make doing business easier?
- How to make solving disputes easier?
The target audience for this event includes Startups and MSMEs and the guest list for the event will include CEOs, Industrialists, MNCs, Banks, Traders associations, lawyers, mediators, Law Firm Partners, arbitrators, judges, ADR centers across India etc.
Call for Proposals to improve the state of access to justice in India- Get Certificates and Internships
Interested law students can submit their proposal to improve access to justice in India, it can range anywhere from 500-1000 words. Please note that there are no rules with respect to style, structure or format.
We just want to hear your thoughts! After a screening process, the top 3 proposals for each Business Mediation Summit (Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai) will be decided by the Jury constituted by National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and they will be awarded a certificate of achievement and a one-month assured internship in 2019(corporate law firm, litigation etc) at the respective Business-Mediation Summit.
Kindly submit your proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th November 2018.
The subject of the mail needs to be “Proposal- Business-Mediation Summit- Name of the city you want to take part in (Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi or Chennai)”
Call for Delegates for the IMW Business-Mediation Summit (Deadline- 30th November 2018)
Interested Law students/Lawyers can attend any one of the Business-Mediation Summit (Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi or Chennai) and find out how mediation is changing the way commercial disputes are being resolved in India.
Each delegate will get a certificate of participation from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and NITI Aayog, Government of India.
Interested law students and lawyers can fill registration form here.
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