Unisa online - The Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa
Prof John Faris (Head: Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa)
The Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa (IDRA) and the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor will host a seminar in commemoration of the late Prof Dani Wadada Nabudere on 11 June 2012 under the theme “Afrikology as a philosophical and epistemological foundation for dispute resolution”.
About the IDRA
The IDRA was officially established on 1 November 2010. The core function of the IDRA is research and community engagement with the focus on dispute processing and resolution in Africa. The institute falls under Unisa’s College of Law, is located at the Sunnyside Campus and is headed by Prof John Faris.
The IDRA approach to research and community engagement
In the field of dispute processing and dispute resolution, it is essential that
Consequently IDRA identified the need for research on a new way of dispute resolution that is applicable to the African context. They envisage a new form of dispute resolution departing from the philosophy of non-dualism and the cosmology of Ubuntu as a set of meta-norms for relationship building and dispute resolution in the African context. The purpose of all research will be to design practical solutions for dispute resolution in an African context.
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