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Call for Papers; 3rd International Conference on Mediation; last date for submission is March 28

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The Faculty of Law, & Delhi School of Public Policy & Governance, Institution of Eminence, University of Delhi in association with Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India is organising a 3rd International Conference on Mediation on 9th-10th April, 2022 through a virtual mode. 

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Under the leadership of Prof. Yogesh Singh (Patron-in-Chief) Vice-Chancellor University of Delhi, Prof.(Dr.) Usha Tandon (Patron), Head & Dean, and Dr. Ashutosh Mishra (Conference Director) Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law. 

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

The organising committee will be consisting of Prof.(Dr.) Usha Tandon (Patron), Head & Dean, University of Delhi, Mr Yajuvender Singh, Member Secretery, MCPC Supreme Court of India, Ms Sonal S. Patil, OSD, MCPC, Supreme Court of India and Dr. Ashutosh Mishra (Conference Director) Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. 

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

In its brochure issued by the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in association with the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India has stated the importance of holding such a conference. 

“The thought that has necessitated for organizing such a conference is that the awareness of people regarding their rights has increased in recent times. Such increase has boosted the confidence of common man and enhanced his willingness to undertake litigation. Unfortunately, the infrastructure with the state has not increased commensurately resulting in backlog of cases. The increment and presence of backlogs have been causing an excruciating delay in the administration of justice”

-it reads. 

Talking about the importance of “Mediation” it said, “Mediation as an ADR mechanism is a process of resolving disputes with the help of a third neutral person who assists the parties at dispute to reach a negotiated resolution. It is voluntary, party centered and structured negotiation process in which a third neutral person assists the parties in amicably resolving their disputes.”

Further, the conference intends to sensitize and aware all stakeholders and create an atmosphere where the effective practice of mediation can be strengthened. The conference shall not only provide way forward in structured manner but shall also help in ensuring its acceptability amongst masses.

The conference also becomes pertinent in the light of new Draft Bill on Mediation introduced in 2021. The Draft Bill aims to facilitate and promote mediation in India, particularly institutional mediation for the resolution of disputes, encourage community mediation, and make online mediation an acceptable and cost effective process and therefore this conference is a small step to achieve a greater good for the society.

It has also called for ‘papers’ from Research Scholars, Academicians, Advocates, Law Firms & other professionals, Foreign Scholar & Foreign Academicians that will be published in the form of book chapters in the 2nd Edition of the book. The Editor-in-Chief of the book will be Prof.(Dr.) Usha Tandon & Editor will be Dr. Ashutosh Mishra. 

Call for Papers: Theme Mediation


• Differences in the conceptual framework of mediation and litigation.

• Importance of mediation from the perspective of ease of doing business. 

• Transformative role of mediation in community conflicts.

• Mediation in family disputes – dialogue versus debate.

• Developing India as a hub for international mediations.

• Prescribing standards for and accreditation of mediators, mediation training institutions and mediation service providers.

• The Draft Mediation Law and it’s potential role in mainstreaming mediation.

• Singapore Convention and what it means for cross border mediations.

• Mediation in Civil Disputes.

• Role of Mediation in Oil Sector: An International Perspective.

• Enforcement Agencies involved in Mediation: Challenges and Remedies.

• Role of Mediation in IPR (Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Geographical Indication, Traditional Knowledge and Industrial Designs).

• Mediation in Industrial Dispute and Labour Law.

• Mediation in Environmental Laws: National and International perspective.

• Indigenous form of Dispute Settlement: Relevance in the present perspective.

• Mediation in Multinational Dispute cases: National and International perspective.

• Online mediation in India: Future Prospects

Pre-Institution mediation in India: Future prospects.

• Mediation in consumer disputes cases.

• Mediation in the Tribal justice system.

• Mediation and Conciliation in Real Estate Dispute in India.

• Negotiation and Mediation in Banking Sector.

• Effectiveness of Mediation in Present Justice Delivery System.

• Role of Lok Adalats: Achievements, Failure and improvement.

• Commercial Mediation and impact of Companies Amendment Act 2019. 

Guidelines for Paper Submissions

Original, unpublished papers (4000 – 6000 words) must be submitted; that may be empirical, doctrinal, theoretical, or a case study basis.

Every entry must be accompanied by a 300-word abstract and a separate cover page with the following requirements:

  1. Title of the paper.
  2. Name of the author/ co-author(s).
  3. Designation.
  4. Name and Address of the Institution.
  5. Contact Number and email ID.


The organizers invite Judges, Faculty members, Advocates, Research Scholars, Entrepreneurs and other professionals etc. to submit papers on the above topic.

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Key Dates 

  1. Last Date of Registration for Conference: 7th April, 2022 
  2. Last Date for Submission of Abstract: 28th March, 2022 
  3. Intimation of Confirmed Abstracts: 2nd April, 2022 
  4. Last Date for submission of paper: 20th April, 2022 
  5. Confirmation of Selected Papers: 10th May, 2022 
  6. Date of conference: 9th-10th April, 2022.

Participation and Registration Fees

  • Registration for research scholars Rs. 500.
  • Registration for academicians Rs. 1000.
  • Registration for advocates, law firms and other professionals Rs. 1500.
  • Registration for Foreign Scholar and Foreign Academicians: $50.
  • Kindly make the payment to this account the details of which are given below:
  • Email:

Rules for Publication of Papers and Two Step Registration Details is in below given brochure PDF. 


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