International Journal of Law, Policy and Social Review
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 3
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the family courts of Bangladesh pave the way of access to justice
Md. Saleh Akram
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an alternative route for reaching a speedier and less-expensive mode of settlement of disputes. Many of the countries of the world have adopted ADR mechanism and achieved tremendous success. In Bangladesh the concept of ADR was first inserted in the Family Court Ordinance of 1985 where there are provisions for compromise or reconciliation before the starting of the trial and even before pronouncement of judgment. ADR in family courts which involve the interests of millions of people, who are not sufficiently aware of the merits of ADR and why they are failing. This paper is an attempt to provide a comprehensive idea about obstacles in the way of access to justice in family Courts of Bangladesh and to provide some recommendations for the complete success of ADR in the family Courts of Bangladesh towards the effective, non-discriminative, speedy and easy access to justice for all irrespective of race, color, sex, religion, rich or poor, literate or illiterate and elite or lower class.