1st Edition

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Domestic Violence Women, Divorce and Alternative Justice

By Dafna Lavi Copyright 2018
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    Dealing with the interface between the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) movement and the phenomenon of domestic violence against women, this book examines the phenomenon of divorce disputes involving violence through the prism of ‘alternative justice’ and the dispute resolution mechanisms offered by the ADR movement. This book is the first academic treatise presenting the theoretical underpinnings of the correlation between the ADR movement and divorce disputes involving violence, and the potential contribution of this movement to the treatment of disputes of this nature. Through mapping the main values of the ADR movement, the book proposes a theoretical-analytical basis for understanding the inability of the legal system to deal with disputes of this nature, alongside a real alternative, in the form of the ADR mechanisms.


    PART I. Judicial Justice and Alternative Justice in Divorce Cases Involving Violence

    1. ADR and its Alternative Justice: In General

    2.  Domestic Violence against Women: A Developing Phenomenon

    3. Alternative Justice and Domestic Violence Against Women: The Correlation and Synergies

    PART II. Alternative Justice in Divorce Cases Involving Violence: The Criticism and Ways of Dealing with it

    4. Opposition to ADR Mechanisms in Divorce Disputes Involving Violence

    5. Mediation-Arbitration (Med-Arb) and Online Mediation: Two Proposals for Improved ADR Mechanisms in Divorce Disputes Involving Violence


    Dr Dafna Lavi is a Senior Lecturer in Law at The Academic Center of Law and Science, Israel.