The UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and GREAT Legal Services recently commissioned Africa Legal to examine the progress and challenges faced by Africa in the realm of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
This research report, compiled by Africa Legal for the MOJ, comes at a critical time, shedding light on the continent’s evolving landscape as it increasingly adopts arbitration and mediation as viable alternatives to traditional litigation.
In this report, we provide an in-depth analysis of Africa’s growing ADR landscape and the significance of its development as Africa endeavours to establish itself as a serious ADR player.
The research outlines the progress made in recent years, highlighting the establishment of arbitration centres across the continent, and the growing adoption of mediation in various jurisdictions. It also addresses the challenges that hinder the development of ADR in Africa, and the opportunities for increased partnerships with the UK legal sector.
As the world’s focus shifts to Africa’s potential in trade and investment, the importance of understanding and supporting the growth of its ADR capabilities cannot be overstated. This research offers valuable insights for practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders as they navigate the complex world of international dispute resolution and work to strengthen Africa’s position in this domain.
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