About ICDR 2017


Conference Background

Dispute resolution has always been a matter of concern to all, individuals and group of individuals mainly within nation states, and states and group of states at international level. Whether one chooses litigation or other forms of dispute resolution, disputing parties strived for effective processes that will not lead to extra financial and psychological burden on them in the long run.  Hence the need to utilize effective dispute resolution processes become a matter of whisking of minds, in order to find amicable ways of dispute resolution with a minimum financial involvement and time consumption.

Effective dispute resolution mechanisms include negotiation, mediation, arbitration and a host of others, generally structured in ways they could be used to substantially complement the administration of justice. This is why such mechanisms are considered as effective and affordable complements to litigation because they ensure speedy settlement of disputes. Besides, effective dispute resolution has relevance in a broad range of sectors and at all levels of governance and civil society activity, and the societies around the world have strong traditions of conciliatory, community-based problem-solving.

This conference seeks to invite thinkers, scholars, researchers, practitioners and experts from around the world to participate and share their knowledge by presenting papers on various issues relating to modern trends in effective dispute resolution. Research papers should focus on the law and practice of any of the major themes of the conference highlighted below based on the experiences of different jurisdictions across the world without any geographical, religious, racial or cultural restriction.

The broad objective of this conference is to promote effective dispute resolution processes whether they are used purely as stand-alone mechanisms or court-annexed.  To this end, the major sub-themes of the conference are: global trends in alternative dispute resolution; court-annexed dispute resolution; reconciliation and political dispute resolution; Islamic dispute resolution; dispute resolution in the Islamic banking and finance industry; and other issues in dispute resolution and case studies.

The potential conference participants will include members of the legislative body and the judiciary, community leaders, academics, educators, bureaucrats, arbitrators, professional mediators, and law students.

Specific Objectives of the Conference:

  • To examine the global trends in effective dispute resolution and the need to promote amicable dispute settlement as an acceptable norm.
  • To study the treasure-trove of Islamic law to promote Shari‘ah-compliant processes of dispute resolution.
  • To promote multidisciplinary research involving the traditional and formal process of dispute resolution from different jurisdictions.
  • To explore potential roles of effective dispute resolution processes within the court system.
  • To enhance the understanding of the varying applications of effective dispute resolution processes and their methodologies within diverse communities across the world.
  • To enhance academic interactions and networking amongst the international institutions and the researchers.
  • To provide a forum for researchers of conflict resolution practice to share their research findings.


Host & Venue of the Conference

The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR) 2017 is organised by Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), International Islamic University Malaysia. The Conference will take place on 9-10 August 2017 at the International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Selangor.

The campus is located in a green valley just outside the busy city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more information about the campus, please visit the official site of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Conference Chair: Prof. Dr. Abdul Haseeb Ansari
ICDR 2017 Secretariat: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norliah Ibrahim
Secretariat Contact:    AND
Venue address: International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Phone: (+603) 6196 4000
Location Map: 3°15’02.5″N 101°44’03.9″E