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Bangladeshi ADR is regulated by several legislation. Conflict resolution through ADR is an alternative to litigation. Overview of Bangladesh’s ADR laws and practices:

·         The Arbitration Act, 2001:  This is a major Bangladeshi arbitration law. Based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, it governs local and international arbitration. The Act governs arbitrator appointment, arbitration processes, and award enforcement.

·         The Mediation Rules, 2018: Bangladesh created the Mediation Rules to promote ADR through mediation. These regulations govern mediation proceedings, including mediator appointment and their role in helping parties reach a settlement.

·         Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2018: This statute promotes and facilitates ADR methods including arbitration and mediation for civil and business disputes. It regulates and recognizes ADR processes and institutions.

·         Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC): Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) promotes and manages arbitration and ADR in Bangladesh. Its own norms and principles help ADR processes, notably worldwide commercial conflicts.

·         Courts’ Support for ADR: The Bangladeshi judiciary encourages parties to use ADR before filing suit. Judges may refer disputes to mediation or arbitration for a faster, cheaper resolution.

ADR procedures are becoming more popular in Bangladesh since they resolve disagreements faster and less formally. Party can freely choose mediation, arbitration, or other ADR methods to resolve without going to court. When using ADR to resolve disputes in Bangladesh, you must know the laws and get legal guidance.