This book highlights the tremendous shift in the traditional arrangements for the delivery of civil justice in the Commonwealth Caribbean, from litigation to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Over the last quarter of a century, much learning has taken place on the topic of ADR and the literature on the subject is now voluminous.
This book puts forward the thesis that the peculiar experiences of the developing world ought to help reshape our traditional notions of ADR. Furthermore, the impact of globalisation on the developing world has brought with it special and peculiar challenges to our notions of civil and criminal justice which are not replicated elsewhere. This book will appeal to a wide readership.
The legal profession, students of law and politics, social scientists, mediators, the police, state officers and the public at large will find its contents of interest.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Preface, 1. ADR: ORIGINS, CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE, 2. THE ADR SPECTRUM, 3. PRINCIPLES OF NEGOTIATION, 4. MEDIATION PROCESSES AND SKILLS ACQUISITION, 5. PRINCIPLES OF ARBITRATION – DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL, 6. DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, 7. ADR AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 8. CASELOAD MANAGEMENT, 9. CONCLUSION, APPENDIX: ROLE PLAYS, Index
Albert Fiadjoe is Professor of Public Law at the University of the West Indies.