INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON
THE FUTURE OF ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

Blended Mode (Offline & Online)

November 12, 2022

Overview

Alliance Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ACADR) is organizing an International Conference on "THE FUTURE OF ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS".

Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation, Conciliation, Lok Adalat, Settlement, etc. are the various methods for settling disputes which have received worldwide recognition and are applied successfully, as they settle disputes in a speedy and amicable manner. The process of arbitration is not alien to India. It always had been practiced since time immemorial. In India, people believed in resolving disputes within the four walls hence, the mechanism has gained significance in India since ancient times. Arbitration and mediation are 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 backlogs of Public Interest Litigation and many Criminal cases so that the Judges are free to apply their minds and devote their time to other important matters having National & Constitutional Significance.

Objectives of the Conference:

The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform for Students, Researchers, Academicians, Arbitrators, and every stakeholder to share their knowledge and ideas about the future of alternate dispute resolution in the Modern World, its prospects, and challenges. Because of its private nature, ADR affords parties the opportunity to exercise greater control over the way their dispute is resolved than would be the case in court litigation. In contrast to court litigation, the parties themselves may select the most appropriate decision-makers for their dispute. In addition, they may choose the applicable law, place, and language of the proceedings. Increased party autonomy can also result in a faster process, as parties are free to devise the most efficient procedures for their dispute. This can result in material cost savings. ADR is an alternative to the formal legal system. The existing judicial system finds it difficult to cope with the ever-increasing burden of litigation. The Conference aims to fill the daunting gap between academia and practical issues in ADR while generating interest in ADR as an effective means of dispute resolution.

Expected Outcomes:

ADR is a creative approach that will help in achieving justice through securing faster and adequate justice. The Conference intends to sensitize and aware all stakeholders and create an atmosphere where the effective practice of ADR can be strengthened. The Conference shall provide a way forward in a structured manner, helping in ensuring its acceptability amongst the masses. The Conference aims to promote ADR as an acceptable and cost-effective process, helping in achieving the greater good for society.

Who may Participate:

The Conference is open to academicians, students, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in the subject.

Main Theme:

  • Future of Alternate Dispute Resolution: Challenges and Prospects

Sub Themes:

  • Role of courts in International Arbitration.
  • Selecting an Arbitral Seat: Key Consideration.
  • Jurisdiction-specific issues in Arbitration.
  • Evidence in International Arbitration Procedure.
  • India as an International Commercial Arbitration Hub: The Challenges.
  • Is Alternative Dispute Resolution a Privatized Justice?
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Criminal Justice System.
  • India's instance on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID) Convention in relation to Banking.
  • Need for Laws governing Mediation in India.
  • The emerging importance of Environment Social Governance (ESG) & its impact on International Arbitration.
  • Cross Border Partnership and collaboration in International Arbitration.
  • The Role Diverse Bar Associations Play in Increasing DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) in ADR. Arbitration and Technology: Blockchain Arbitration and Smart Contracts.
  • Online ADR in India: Prospects
  • Pre-Institution mediation in India: Future prospects
  • Emergency Arbitration
  • Comparison of Pre-Litigation Mediation in India with other countries and how other countries have mandated pre-litigation.
  • Mediation in Industrial Dispute and Labour Law
  • Mediation in Multinational Dispute cases: National and International perspective
  • Negotiation and Mediation in Banking and Insurance Sector
  • Future of Lok Adalats
  • Pre-Litigation Mediation and its implication in the Draft Mediation Bill, 2021.
  • Mediation in Family Disputes

About

Alliance University

Alliance University is a Private University established in Karnataka by the State Act No.34 of the year 2010 and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. A renowned university of higher learning located on an extensive state-of-the-art campus in Bengaluru offers a variety of degree courses. The University has baccalaureate concentrations, postgraduate offerings, doctoral degree programs, and several professional certificate programs.

Alliance University aspires to be among the best universities in the world by the year 2025 through a series of strategically crafted moves, precisely calibrated action plans, and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Alliance School of Law

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University is approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi. The Alliance School of Law offers two five-year, integrated undergraduate courses in law, viz., B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) and B.B.A. LL.B.(Hons.). A full-time, Master of Laws (LL. M.) degree is also offered by the School of Law with specializations in Constitutional & Administrative Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Criminal Law. The courses have been crafted and designed to prepare its graduates for rewarding careers for various roles and responsibilities in legal service organizations.

Alliance School of Law also offers a Ph.D. program. The Law School has established various Centers for advanced legal studies and research to address the socio-legal issues and challenges. The school has been instrumental in facilitating engagements with various sections of society for deliberations over a variety of socio-legal issues through publications of its flagship journal, which provides a strong research base to the school of law..

Important Dates

  • Submission of abstract: August 30, 2022
  • Communication of Acceptance: September 05, 2022
  • Registration & Payment of Fee: September 07, 2022
  • Submission of Full paper: September 30, 2022
  • Conference Date: November 12, 2022

Abstract and the full paper must be submitted to acadr@alliance.edu.in

Formatting and Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstract: Not more than 300 words and a minimum of relevant 5 keywords.
  • Paper: Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of one author. However, both authors need to register separately. In the case of co-authorship, at least one author must attend the Conference to present the paper. No Proxy presentations are allowed.
  • The paper should be in Doc./Docx. format
  • The paper must be in a single-column layout with margins justified on both sides
  • The subheading should be in font size 12, bold, and Times New Roman, left-aligned
  • The main text should be in font size 12, Normal, Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing, and justified
  • The length of a paper should not be less than 3500 words (excluding footnotes)
  • All references must be in the form of footnotes with font size 10, Times New Roman, 1.0 spacing and should be according to the Bluebook 20th Edition
  • The submissions should not have more than a 15% Similarity Index
  • All the submissions should be made via E-mail to acadr@alliance.edu.in

Committee

Patron In-Chief:

Mr. Abhay G. Chebbi
Pro Chancellor,
Alliance University, Bengaluru

Patrons:

Dr. Anubha Singh
Vice-Chancellor,
Alliance University, Bengaluru
Dr. Samir Ranjan
Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academics & Research),
Alliance University, Bengaluru

Advisory Committee :

Prof. (Dr.) Kiran D. Gardner
Professor & Dean,
Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru
Dr. V. Shyam Kishore
Professor & Associate Dean - Academics and Research,
Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru
Dr. B.S Reddy
Professor & Director, Centre for Postgraduate and Legal Studies,
Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru
Dr. Rajan Varghese
Professor & Program Director - Ph. D.,
Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru

Conference Coordinators and Organizing Committee:

Dr. Aisha Sharfi,
Associate Professor & Member,
Alliance Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bengaluru
Prof. Vishal Ranaware
Assistant Professor & Member,
Alliance Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bengaluru
Prof. Chakravarthy Naik
Assistant Professor & Member,
Alliance Centrer for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bengaluru
Prof. Mahantesh G. S.
Assistant Professor & Member,
Alliance Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bengaluru

Conference Secretariat:

Mr. Maruthi R. (+91 74111 66801)

Student Convenors:

Ms. Bharatee Preeya (+91 73737 84557)

Registration

Registration Details:

Note: Registration is compulsory. All participants and paper presenters must register.

Fees
  • Academicians/Professions - ₹2000 (for Domestic); $25 (for International)
  • Students/ Ph.D. Scholars - ₹1500 (for Domestic); $15 (for International)
  • Participation (without Paper presentation) - ₹500 (for Domestic); $10 (for International)
Registration Process:

  • Register through Google Form
  • Submit Abstract
  • Preliminary Review
  • Abstract Acceptance/ Denial Communication
  • Payment of Conference Fees
  • Submission of Full Paper
  • Editorial Review
  • Full Paper Acceptance/ Denial Communication
  • Camera Ready Paper Submission

Perks:

  • Suggestions and inputs from Experienced and Learned Panelists;
  • All the Paper Presenters shall be provided with an E-Certificate of Presentation;
  • Awards will be given for Best Paper.
  • Selected papers shall be published in an ISSN International Journal and ISBN Book with no additional Article Processing Charges (APC);
  • All participants will be provided with a participation certificate.

Mode:

Blended Mode (Offline & Online)

Location:

Offline: Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Chikkahadage Cross Chandapura-Anekal, Main Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka (India) 562106

Online: Zoom Platform

CONTACT

Call:

Dr. Rashmi S.: +91 94483 55047 / Dr. Upankar Chutia: +91 97171 32331 / Maruthi R.: +91 74111 66801