Comparative Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Laws in Pakistan: its Adaptation, Procedure and Compatibility

Authors

  • Hamaish Khan Judicial Officer, District Judiciary, Peshawar High Court, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
  • Umair Afzal LLM Scholar, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan
  • Sunila Iqbal LLM Scholar, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2022(3-III)03

Keywords:

Adaptability, Adaptation, ADR Acts, ADR Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution Law

Abstract

The judicial system of Pakistan is well structured and organized. Regular courts are actively functioning in the country. Despite formal litigations, various developed countries of the World have adopted the resolution of disputes through alternative ways, most popularly through Alternative Dispute Resolution. Alternative dispute resolution is such a method whereby issues of the people are solved without formal cases in the courts. The alternative dispute resolution system, already have its roots in the customary structure of the society. Pakistan has also codified various laws with respect to Alternative Dispute Resolution. In this research paper various Alternative Dispute Resolution laws are comparatively analyzed. Its adaptation, procedure and compatibility are discussed and recommendations are given for its effective legislation and implementation. Background and objective of alternative dispute resolution processes and laws are discussed. Role of the ADR laws is also highlighted with respect to reducing of burden of cases from the judiciary.

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2022-10-12

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Khan, H., Afzal, U., & Iqbal, S. (2022). Comparative Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Laws in Pakistan: its Adaptation, Procedure and Compatibility. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 3(3), 21–26. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2022(3-III)03