Fordham Law

Fordham Law School Conflict Resolution & ADR Program Participates in Ghana Reconciliation Project -- 2008

July 21, 2008

On July 25, 2008 Fordham Law School’s Conflict Resolution & ADR Program will sponsor a training program in conflict resolution for university students and faculty from the Catholic University of Ghana as part of the Ghana Reconciliation Project -- 2008.  The Project is an effort to help citizens develop expertise in resolving conflict outside of the formal conflict resolution system.  

As Ghana becomes a stronger democracy, its citizens need assistance in developing methods of conflict resolution outside the formal court system.  The courts in Ghana are slow with few resources in the three major cities, and virtually no resources in rural areas.  There are also relatively few attorneys. 

In Ghana's rural areas some disputes last for decades and the lack of resolution frequently leads to violence.  The Ghana Reconciliation Project -- 2008 is part of an effort to provide skills to individuals who can serve as mediators and arbitrators in these conflicts.

Contact: Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley