- Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to the different ways people can resolve disputes without a trial. Common ADR processes include mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation.
- These processes are generally confidential, less formal, and less stressful than traditional court proceedings.
- ADR often saves money and speeds settlement. In mediation, parties play an important role in resolving their own disputes.
- This often results in creative solutions, longer-lasting outcomes, greater satisfaction, and improved relationships.
Why in News?
- India-UK signed an agreement to exchange experiences and best practices in areas of ADR mechanisms like arbitration and mediation.
- It was further agreed that training and capacity enhancement programmes would be conducted in reputed Institutes for legal advisers, draftsman, judicial officers, prosecutors and legal professionals and in time bound manner.