Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre A Centre for Public Policy Research Initiative

About Us
The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is an organization formed in 2004 with an endeavor to transform society through socio-economic development based on the spirit of democracy. The Centre evolves in the areas of research promotion, knowledge dissemination, capacity building and other grassroots initiatives while aiming for social change by creating awareness among the general public and providing better or alternative policy solutions for all relevant issues concerned with the daily lives of human beings.

The ADR Centre is a new initiative of the Centre attune to its objectives and obligations to the society as a public policy thinktank. The Centre has been the knowledge partner to various organizations and establishments and has been instrumental in taking up socio-legal issues before the government and get it resolved. The activities of the Centre involves taking up projects on livelihood issues affecting the mass, Right to Information, Elections, Traffic issues etc.

Objectives of the ADR Centre
The ADR Centre works on the underlying philosophy of providing the fruits of Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) to the common man, who are largely, confined to the limits of normal judicial process viz. the Courts. ADR mechanisms are largely out of court settlements aimed at settling disputes in an amicable manner, which are free from strict procedural formalities and are cost effective. The CPPR Research Team through its research conducted in 2008 found out that in spite the state introducing various legislations and initiatives, the alternate mechanisms continued to be primarily commercial in nature and have not penetrated to the under privileged masses.

The mandate of the Centre aims at providing cutting edge issues relating to Alternative Dispute Resolutions in India while aiming to spark interest in people to think debate and discuss on how this process of resolving disputes can be made to target a wide audience, one that comprises both the legal fraternity and layman. The Centre therefore believes in networking with various organizations and individuals acting as a resource base involving sharing of information and ideas pertaining to the subject.

The Centre’s vision basis its claim on the future possibility of such a system functioning which would support the objective of bringing justice to the common people. While our Mission is to formulate a system, which uses the tool of ADR within the reach of the common people and thereby enabling them to enjoy the benefits of ADR and to adopt practical strategies for the same. The Centre explores the possibility of resolving the disputes in the pre-litigation stage itself, i.e. even before they reach the courts, and institutionalizing it with maximum public participation.

Working of the Centre

The Centre is based on a system which shall work with a structure comprising of a vibrant panel members drawn from different fields with maximum public participation. The panel will form the backbone upon which the services of the Centre are rendered to the consenting parties. The Panel will be kept updated of the activities of the Centre and a Workshop would be held to discuss and aire the concerns and views of the members. The present Website of the Centre thereby provides the option for registering cases from the persons who have a genuine dispute and are willing to get it settled by the Centre. The consenting parties therefore submit their case before the Panel members who shall use their skill, expertise and knowledge in settling the case through compromise to the satisfaction of both the parties. The panel act in the spirit of compromise and trust with the due involvement and active participation of both the parties. The Centre binds itself to settle cases coming before it at the minimal possible time avoiding delays and inconveniences to both parties. The motto of the Centre is “Come, Compromise and Settle” and would act as the underlying philosophy upon which the Centre functions.

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