Arbitration in Western Africa TodayThis Seminar will examine the development of Dispute Resolution in Western African Countries. How each of the Western African Nations of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivorie, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal have developed ADR Centers will be studied. Likewise, how those Western African Nations as well as the other Western African Nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Togo have utilized traditional notions of Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as incorporating any colonial ADR influences will be analyzed. The current state of ADR development in all the foregoing Western African Nations will be reviewed. The particular development in each of these Western African nations regarding Arbitration as a form of ADR will be studied in detail. Contact with leading ADR Centers in each of these countries will be undertaken and the participation of select ADR Centers in the United States to develop a multi-cultural Arbitration educational Program will be explored. Considerations of customary dispute resolution in each of these Western African countries will be examined and the benefits regarding incorporation of any such traditional practices in current arbitration educational development will be reviewed in depth. Students in this Seminar will be expected to research and report on selected Western African nations and ADR practices today.
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|Lynch, Dennis||Spring 2013|