Seminar on Challenges and Prospects of ADR 2019 at ILI Delhi

By | April 19, 2019
Seminar on Challenges and Prospects of ADR 2019 at ILI Delhi

Seminar on Challenges and Prospects of ADR 2019 is being organised at ILI by Law Mantra, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur (MNLU Nagpur)  and Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU, Shimla). Submit by 5th May 2019

Concept Note:

The most traditional dispute-resolution process of our civil justice system is litigation and trial with a judge or jury deciding who is right or wrong – where someone wins and someone loses. However, there are many other options available. Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration – often called ADR or alternative dispute resolution- are the most well-known involved.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is of great significance at a time when lawsuits are increasing and courts are facing a vast backlog of cases. The word Alternative can be misinterpreted to imply that something is not right with the present system.

The word “Alternative” is, therefore, a misnomer and has been misunderstood by the Bench and the Bar to the extent that ADR is felt to be substitute for the present legal system and therefore the word “Alternative Dispute Resolution’ or “Effective Dispute Resolution” or “ Adoptive Dispute Resolution” would clearly dispel the doubts and bring about a change in the attitudes of Bench and Bar.

ADR is necessary in the present time especially in India where 30 million cases are reportedly pending.

The entire objective of ADR is to bring speedy Justice and to reduce the backlog so that the Judges are free to apply their mind and devote their time to other important cases where there is lack of precedent or for writ petition, Public Interest Litigation and in many criminal cases.

Family Disputes and Matrimonial Arbitrations:

The family as the smallest unit of the larger society is often under a recurrent attack of dissolution, separation and all forms of conflict.

The rate of divorce in the world is becoming alarming and geometrical in the calculation. It is of a fact that most young marriages end up in a divorce between one to six months of celebration.

The court through the traditional method of litigation is often bedevilled with a countless number of matrimonial causes ranging from marriage dissolution, order for nullity of marriage, nullity of a voidable marriage, judicial separation, restitution of conjugal rights, jactitation of marriage etc.

But the most astounding thing about all these forms of marriage conflicts is that it is a private family affair which can best be resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms. And since conflict is inherent in the development of any society, conflict resolution is equally important to the survival of that society.

ADR is becoming a fact of life. Instead of waiting for the case to proceed through the litigation process, people suggest their clients to select mediators or arbitrators to have their case resolved as efficiently and with as little bad blood as possible.

In today’s era, people can and should seek to make a difference in the working of Judiciary and promoting ADR, especially in Matrimonial and other civil matters. This shall indeed seek to provide them with fair, just and expedient resolutions of their problems.

Seminar on Challenges and Prospects of ADR 2019 at ILI Delhi

  • The Evolution and development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in India and its different kinds.
  • Emerging matrimonial issues and the Scope of ADR vis-a-vis the prevailing legal practices Existing Judicial Framework in Dispute Resolution and Prospects of ADR.
  • Legislative and Procedural Challenges in Matrimonial cases and the Prospects in ADR.
  • Functionaries and their challenges in ADR in India.
  • Recognition and Enforcement of ADR awards.
  • E- ADR.
  • The constitutional perspective of ADR in India.
  • Interdisciplinary issues and Arbitration.
  • Need to enact Mediation Act.

Note: These Themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to working on any topic related to the above-mentioned theme.

Who should attend?

Students, Research Scholars/Faculties/Academicians, Disability Rights Activist, Corporate Delegates, Business entities, Lawyers.

Registration Fee:
  • Students: Rs 1500/-
  • Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/Others: Rs 2000/-
  • Presentation in Absentia for Students: Rs 2200/-
  • Presentation in Absentia Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/Others:  Rs 2500/-

The registration fee for attending the seminar:

  • Both Author and Co-Author have to register.
  • Students: Rs 1000/-
  • Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/Others: Rs 1200/- 
Submission of Abstract: 5th May 2019Important Dates:
  • Confirmation of Abstract Selection: 10th May 2019
  • Registration: 31st May 2019
  • Submission of Full paper: 10th June 2019
  • Seminar Date: 14th June & 15 June 2019
  • Publication of Paper: By Mid of January 2020

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