Legislative Development Of Bangladesh For Alternative Dispute Resolution : Problems And Prospects Essay

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Legislative Development in Bangladesh for Alternative Dispute Resolution: Problems and Prospects

It is indeed a great honour for me to have been chosen the keynote speaker for this Seminar. I am deeply grateful to the Department of Law of Daffodil International University for giving me this opportunity to share my humble little knowledge on ADR with you. I will do my utmost to portray a clear picture of ADR as it stands today in Bangladesh and also the legislative developments on the subject.

As you all know, today’s topic is “Legislative Development in Bangladesh for Alternative Dispute Resolution: Problems and Prospects”. The topic itself suggests that we are to discuss about Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR. Then we will discuss about the legislative developments in Bangladesh as regards ADR and also the problems and prospects of the same.

ADR is not a new concept

Originally, in ancient India, Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR, as we know today, was the way disputes were generally settled. The whole village by way of Gram Panchayat used to solve the problems of the villagers by sitting together and mediating the problems faced by the two parties. Since the advent of the modern legal system, this method of dispute settlement has largely been set aside.

Likewise, rural Bangladesh has a long tradition of doing Shalish in family matters or in minor disputes. Shalish is still the most effective procedure for quick and useful legal redress. Shalish

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