FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI & DELHI SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTION OF EMINENCE , UNIVERSITY OF DELHI in collaboration with (MEDIATION AND CONCILLIATION PROJECT COMMITTEE, SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) is organising 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIATION from  09TH – 10TH  APRIL 2022 in Virtual Mode.

About the Programme

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a tool to achieve goal of speedy, equitable and adequate justice. This becomes pertinent because traditional approach has failed to solve the chronic problem of delayed justice. In addition to above, a welfare state like India, where justice occupies uncompromising stature, it calls for greater and focused attention. In this regard, ADR is one such creative approach which will help in achieving justice through securing faster and adequate justice for the masses so that the true meaning of justice is realized.

A variety of disputes are amenable to mediation including commercial, contractual, business, corporate, employment, intellectual property, matrimonial disputes etc. Mediation as a mode of Alternative Dispute Resolution is playing a pivotal role in providing justice to common people. It is empowering common people in the society and imparting justice in a cost effective and expeditious manner.

The thought t 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 was reported that millions of cases are pending in various courts across the country and India is facing unprecedented “litigation explosion”. As per the last census by Ministery of Law and justice the ratio of judges million 17.48%. However, a novel course of action is required as a remedy to this malaise which serves as a compliment to the traditional judicial system, there by helping to reduce the heavy burden of litigation and at the same time not compromising with the standards of equity, justice and good conscience.

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. In a country like India, where the course of development is skewed and affecting each and every citizen, the demand for justice is increasing at greater pace given the fact that major chunk of our population still remains marginalized, deprived and destitute. However, the cost of litigation has risen exponentially, threatening these sections of society to claim what is their legitimate right.

The concept of ADR is not new to India and has existed since ancient times. The tribes and villages in India are still pursuing such traditional methods of dispute resolution. Thus, mediation as a process of dispute resolution is not new to our nation, what is required in the changed social scenario is an effective adaptation of the traditional methodology to the new conditions. This calls for untiring efforts and devotion to be dutifully put into this process, right from its inception to its culmination into an effective practice.

Therefore, innovative methodology of ADR can help to secure justice to the masses. Other advantages such as cost minimization and peaceful resolution of the dispute without bitterness can also be achieved which may not be possible in the traditional litigation approach as well as other ADR methods. 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

ABOUT FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi is the time tested legal institution of par excellence. It offers a 3 year LL.B. course; LL.M. course and Ph.D. course. The department has been a leader producing many legal luminaries, Supreme Court and High Court judges, leading advocates, political leaders, policy makers and trendsetters in all walks of life.

ABOUT DSPP&G (IOE)

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.

ABOUT MEDIATION AND CONCILLIATION PROJECT COMMITTEE [MCPC] SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Keeping in view the legislative mandate and the spirit of Section 89 of Code of Civil Procedure, the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee [MCPC] was constituted by Supreme Court of India to oversee the effective implementation of Mediation and Conciliation in the country. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India, by an Administrative Order, set up the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee on 9th April, 2005, under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. Santosh Hegde. MCPC ensures the regulated growth and evolution of mediation as dispute resolution mechanism in the country by laying down policies, monitoring their implementation and suggesting course correction measures.

The work of MCPC includes conducting Mediation Training Programmes, Referral Judges Training Programmes, Awareness Programmes, coordinating with different Mediation Centres/State Legal Services Authorities/Judicial Academies, deputing trainers in coordination with Mediation Centres through out the country, compilation of statistics received from various States, maintaining accounts and also maintaining the data of each trainer in the database software etc. The work also includes carrying out research, coordinating with International Organisations, accrediting mediators and holding of Seminars/Conferences for popularization, encouragement and evolution of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.

CALL FOR PAPERS

THEME: MEDIATION

SUB THEMES:

• 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

 ELIGIBILITY

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

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER PUBLICATION

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

RULES FOR PUBLICATION

·        Submissions should be in Times New Roman, the font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing, justified text and 1-inch margins on all sides of the A4 sheet. (page number)

·        Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, the font size 10 with 1.0 line spacing. End notes are not allowed.

·        All headings must have uniform formatting.

·        The first page of the manuscript should only contain the name of the paper followed by an abstract. The main body of the manuscript must begin from the second page. Submissions must be emailed at icm3mediation@gmail.com(in docx format) along with a covering letter. The covering letter should include the author’s contact information and a short abstract that outlines the main questions or themes addressed in the paper.

·        Co-authorship of up to two co-authors is allowed.

·        Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification for publication in the Review. Similarity should not be more than 10%, excluding footnotes.

·        All footnotes/references in the submission must conform to the bluebook (20th Edition).

·        All submissions must be made in docx format. No pdf format shall be entertained.

·        Copyright over the published material shall vest with the Faculty of Laws ONLY. Further, an edited book (2nd Volume) shall be published in furtherance of the 3rd International Conference. These papers shall be published in a peer reviewed book bearing ISBN.

KEY DATES

Last Date of Registration for Conference: 7th April, 2022

Last Date for Submission of Abstract: 28th March, 2022

Intimation of Confirmed Abstracts: 7th April, 2022

Last Date for submission of paper: 30th April, 2022

Confirmation of Selected Papers: 10th May, 2022

Date of conference: 9th-10th April, 2022

PARTICIPATION FEE

·        Registration for students and 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: icm3mediation@gmail.com

REGISTRATION PROCESS

STEP 1

Make the payment to this account the details of which are given below: Account Details

Account No: 022701004262

IFSC: ICIC0000227

Bank Name: ICICI BANK

Branch Name: Delhi University, Delhi

Above charges will be credited to University of Delhi account as an operational charges on no profit-no loss basis and MCPC, Supreme Court of India is associated as a knowledge partner.

STEP 2

After making the payment UPLOAD the RECEIPT and fill in the details to the below given registration link:

https://forms.gle/BSVhCjXwudr3okJc7

Contact

For any queries contact – icm3mediation@gmail.com / +91 99538 52788

 Please find the brochure below in the attachment for further details.

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