Call for resolving conflicts through mediation

With a focus on inculcating – in the society at large – peaceful ideas to resolve conflicts, the Sustainable Peace and Development Organisation (SPADO) in collaboration with the National Centre for Dispute Resolution (NCRD) on Tuesday organised a workshop for community elders, religious leaders, political activists and police residing in the city’s troubled neighbourhoods. The […]

Rwanda gets second disputes service

The Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) recently launched a mediation service for business disputes. This system will be working with the arbitration system that has been in existence. Bernadette Uwicyeza , the KIAC Secretary General said “We aim at delivering appropriate and effective dispute resolutions to Rwandans, bringing concerned parties together to reach a negotiation […]

PM directs immediate drafting of bill on ADR

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed for immediate drafting of bill on Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) to be circulated and debated through provincial and national conferences, political parties, civil society and legal fraternity. The prime minister also agreed in principle to request the National Assembly speaker to constitute a parliamentary committee for developing consensus […]

Special courts expected in East Africa to arbitrate commercial disputes

Officials and legal experts attending a regional conference on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Nairobi said independent courts with trained manpower are required to arbitrate commercial disputes as regional integration gathers steam. “Our justice systems should be reorganized to enhance their capacity to solve commercial disputes. Litigation through traditional courts is lengthy and holds back […]