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  Online Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic
 

The directorate of e-commerce & Communications technology law aims to establish an online Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic to serve as a foremost research centre in public legal empowerment and alternative dispute resolution and to offer free public legal empowerment and alternative dispute resolution services to help SMEs, low-income families, and rural communities to resolve conflicts and disputes through mediation or other options outside of a courtroom.

Our own concept of legal empowerment differs from the more general notion of empowerment in that it involves training, counselling, and equipping citizens or communities with the skills and confidence to appear before an administrative tribunal or to participate in local policy development. We aim to achieve this by frequently combining such activities with initiatives that are not inherently law-oriented, such as community organizing or livelihood development.

Our public legal empowerment programmes further aims to encourage and provide the disadvantaged with opportunities to apply their knowledge through actions that are intended to advance their legal rights, improve their quality of life, or increase their participation in public decision making.

Specifically, the clinic aims:
1. To promote a better understanding of public legal empowerment programme as a veritable tool for equipping the citizens with requisite legal knowledge for self empowerment against oppression, to secure their right to manage and use their land and natural resources according to their needs and priorities, create economic opportunities, and benefit from a system of laws in general.

2. To promote a better understanding of the need for, dynamics of and advantages of consensus-oriented procedures of dispute resolution.

3. To develop modules in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in the ICTCL educational programs.

4. To provide training in alternative dispute resolution methods for lawyers and other professionals involved in this field.

5. To encourage and facilitate research and publications in the different areas of alternative dispute resolution and public legal empowerment.

6. To provide an umbrella organisation for individuals and bodies involved in this field.

7. To collaborate with similar organisations, nationally and internationally.

In this regard, the clinic will partner and form alliances with relevant international government and non-governmental agencies.

 
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