Seminar on Challenges and Prospects of ADR @ ILI Delhi [June 14-15]: Submit by May 5

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About ILI:

The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi is a Deemed University and socio-legal research institute, founded in 1956. Established in New Delhi, primarily with the objective of promoting and conducting legal research, education and training.

About RGNUL:

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization.

About MNLU-Nagpur:

Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur (MNLU Nagpur) is a National Law University located at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is the 19th National Law University established in India by The Maharashtra National Law University Act 2014, passed by Maharashtra Legislature under the Maharashtra Act No VI of 2014

About HPNLU:

The Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU, Shimla), was established by the State Government in the year 2016, by an Act of the Legislature (Act 16 of 2016). The University started functioning from 5th of October, 2016.

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.

  • The Evolution and development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in India and its different kinds.
  • Emerging matrimonial issues and the Scope of ADRADR 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 Prosepects in ADR.
  • Functionaries and their challenges in ADR in India.
  • Recognition and Enforcement of ADR awards.
  • E- ADR.
  • Constitutional perspective of ADR in India.
  • Inter disciplinary issues and Arbitration.
  • Need to enact Mediation Act.

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

Registration Fee:
StudentsRs 1500/-
Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/OthersRs 2000/-
Presentation in Absentia for StudentsRs 2200/-
Presentation in Absentia Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/OthersRs 2500/-

Both Author and Co-Author have to register.

The registration fee for attending the seminar:

StudentsRs 1000/-
Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/OthersRs 1200/-
Important Dates:
Submission of Abstract5th May 2019
Confirmation of Abstract Selection10th May 2019
Registration31st May 2019
Submission of Full paper10hJune, 2019
Seminar Date14th June & 15 June 2019
Publication of PaperBy Mid of January 2020
Who should attend?

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


Helpline No : +91-9310053923, +91-8860257167, Email: seminarnlus[at]

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