Category Archives: ADR – Alternate Dispute Resolution

Introduction to Arbitration and Conciliation Act

The Arbitration and Conciliation act 1996 states that “it is an act to consolidate and amend the law relating to domestic arbitration, international commercial arbitration and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards as also to define the law relating to conciliation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto”. Introduction Alternative dispute resolution (ADR; known in some countries, such… Read More »

Requirements of Efficient Arbitrators/ Mediators/Conciliators

This article discusses the requirements of efficient arbitrators /mediators/conciliators. Arbitrators, Conciliators, Mediators have a very important role to play in the resolution of disputes in out-of-court resolution techniques. They act as moderators and are expected to have few characteristics. They cannot be entirely compared to that of judges in adjudication but certain characteristics of judges are similar to… Read More »

Role Play in Mediation Procedure

This article discusses the role play in the mediation procedure. Theoretical knowledge has to be collated with practical experience for the all-round growth of an individual. In academics as well, especially for a professional course like that of law, practical exposure is an essential factor for development. For this reason, the law universities organize mediation competitions and hold… Read More »

Meaning and Scope of Conciliation

This article discusses the meaning and scope of conciliation. It may be noted that conciliation is an art of consistent persuasion and has little to do with passing judgments to expedite the process.[1] Conciliation is a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution wherein the parties present their arguments in front of a neutral third party (one or more than… Read More »

UNCITRAL Model Laws on International Commercial Arbitration

This article discusses UNCITRAL model laws on international commercial arbitration. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), established by the United Nations General Assembly in its 21st session by resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966. Previously in the 20th session, the UNGA had considered initiatives to be taken for progressive development in the field of… Read More »

Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act- 2019: Key Highlights

This article discusses the Arbitration and Conciliation Act. On the 15th July 2019, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad – the honourable the minister of Law and Justice- introduced the “Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019” in the Rajya Sabha. The objective of the bill was to amend certain provisions and introduce certain new aspects in the Arbitration and Conciliation… Read More »