About the Centre

Vision

The Centre for ADR has a vision to promote the use of ADR methods among the legal and non-legal professionals, students and general public at large. The Centre envisions a society which values harmony, peaceful co-existence and diversity. The skills involved in ADR methods are not only for amicably resolving the disputes and disagreements but these are life skills which are needed for all of us. The Centre strive to contribute to the vision and mission of the National Law University Delhi of developing human beings who are technically sound, socially relevant and emotionally strong by imbibing the skills of ADR methods like active listening, understanding other’s point of view, discussions, empathy, rational thinking and community interest. The Centre wishes to bring a positive change in the view of the society regarding disputes/disagreements not as something negative but as an opportunity.

Objectives

  • To provide consultative services to people, lawyers, institutions, NGOs, Government dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • To raise awareness on issues pertaining to alternative methods of dispute resolution mechanisms and practice and conflict management.
  • To organise seminars/conferences, workshops, debates/discussions on issues pertaining to ADR mechanisms.
  • Publication of Journal, Magazine, newsletter etc. on ADR methods.
  • Designing and conducting courses – Diploma, Certificate on ADR methods like Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Management, etc.
  • To stimulate academic research culture on issues relating to dispute resolution, dispute management.
  • To liaise with ADR professionals, lawyers, institutions, NGOs, Government on matters relating to dispute resolution.

Activities undertaken

  • Diploma Course on Law & Practice of Arbitration (commencing in October 2020).
  • The Centre for ADR had set up a technology driven Pilot Clinic in collaboration with the Aman Movement. Aman Movement has developed PRIYA JYOTI – a state of the art management system and software for operation & management of the Integrated system of Women Help Line & Sakhi – One Stop Centre.
  • To organise seminars/conferences, workshops, debates/discussions on issues pertaining to ADR mechanisms.
  • The clinic was a vital link in integration of a scatter of state funded initiatives, namely, Nyay Mitra, Sakhi -OSC, 181 – Universal Help Line for women, Tele legal services, ProBono Legal services, DLSA & SLSA. The Clinic performed functions like providing specialist legal knowledge inputs and hereby improve the working efficiency of state funded facilities, etc.
  • Negotiation Workshop by Ms. Claudia Winkler, negotiation expert.
  • Short Courses on Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration with Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law.
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