DU Law Faculty's 2nd international conference on mediation to start April 22

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will inaugurate the 2nd International Conference on Mediation organised by Delhi University's Law Centre II on April 22.

The conference is being organised by Law Centre II along with Samadhan: The Delhi High Court Mediation & Conciliation Centre and Delhi School of Public Policy and Governance, Institute of Eminence (IoE), the University of Delhi under the action research project of the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice. The two-day event will be held in the virtual mode and will end on April 24, Supreme Court judge Justice S. Ravindra Bhat will be the chief guest for the valedictory session.

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After April 22's inaugural session, the next day will see two sessions: one on Capacity Development Programme and the other on Innovative Practices and Online Mediation. The last day, April 24, will have three sessions on focusing on mediation in four fields: Family Disputes, IPR Disputes, Ease of Doing Business and Commercial Disputes.

With registration for the conference compulsory, the organizers invite judges, faculty members, advocates, research scholars, entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and other professionals to participate. E-certificates will be provided to the attendees after successfully attending all the sessions.

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About the Conference

Mediation as an Alternate Dispute Resolution is a process of resolving disputes with the help of a third neutral person who assists the parties in the dispute to reach a negotiated resolution. It is empowering every common person of the society and imparting justice in a cost-effective and expeditious manner.

Through awareness and confidence-building measures, this conference would help potential litigants as well as the general public, thereby reducing the burden on the courts.The expertise of the speakers as well as the esteemed dignitaries in the event is invaluable to the entire legal fraternity including lawyers, judges, law teachers, law students, and legal researchers.

Recent legislative changes have also placed reliance on mediation as a prominent mode of the dispute resolution process. It shows the increasing intent of the legislature to bring the same at the forefront which is also in tandem with the changing demands of the times.Better dissemination of knowledge and information regarding the process of mediation will build the faith of the general public in this process and, ultimately lead to better administration of justice.

In a dynamic country like ours, a speedy, equitable, and innovative dispute resolution system like mediation brings positive externalities for the economy, the society, the legal ecosystem, and the general prosperity of the nation as a whole.

About Law Centre

Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi is a premier institution and is known for its qualitative teaching, research and other co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Started in 1971, it has a glorious past of 50 years. The current state of art infrastructure, commitment and assiduity of faculty members with huge quality student strength separates it from other institutions of the country. Law Centre-II feels proud to have the alumni who got the position like Governor, Cabinet and State Ministers, Parliamentarians, Hon'ble Judges, distinguished Jurists, leading advocates, policymakers and some of the academicians of the country.

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About Samadhan

The Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre, known as Samadhan, was established in May 2006. Its objective is to act as a catalyst in providing a healing touch to the litigating public in amicably resolving their disputes.

Samadhan is administered by a Joint Committee of lawyers and Judges that has been smoothly coordinating and supervising all its activities. It has cemented a vital and unique collaboration between the Bar and the Bench that has been able to empower disputants to amicably resolve their disputes and find peace and harmony in their lives.

About Delhi School of Public Policy and Governance

The Delhi School of Public Policy and Governance (DSPPG) at the University of Delhi has been established under the Institution of Eminence (IOE) of the University. The University of Delhi has got the privilege to be declared as an Institution of Eminence by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. It aims to serve as the key platform to promote and foster excellence in Public Policy and Governance studies, research and outreach, and policy making. The School shall be the University’s interface for

engaging with the wider community of academics and practitioners in initiating, developing and sharing ideas to address various emerging domestic and international public policy challenges. More important, the School shall fill the existing void in building a specialized and efficient cadre of professionals dedicated to public service in India

Organising Committee

PATRON IN-CHIEF : Prof. P.C. Joshi,Hon'ble Vice Chancellor,University of Delhi

PATRON :Prof. (Dr.) Mahavir Singh Kalon,Professor In Charge, Law Centre-II,Faculty of Law,, University of Delhi

Conference Director: Dr. Ashutosh Mishra,Assistant Professor, Law Centre-II,,Faculty of Law, University of Delhi;OSD, Delhi School of Public Policy & Governance, Institution of Eminence, University of Delhi (Project Investigator)

Conference Co-Director: Mr. Ashutosh Acharya , Assistant Professor, Law Centre- II,Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (Co-Project Investigator)

Dr. Ajay Sonawane,Assistant Professor, Law Centre- II,Faculty of Law, University of Delhi 


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