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Lecture | Informal Justice in Community Settings

May 5th 2018
7:00 pm

Informal Justice in Community Settings – Fears, Stereotypes, Opportunities & Challenges
By Dr Mohamed Keshavjee

In this lecture, Dr Keshavjee will discuss the challenges faced by the civil justice system globally, and how faith- based mediation can play a role in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He will highlight some new developments, and show an example of a collaboration between several Muslim and Western countries in the field of international inter-spousal child abduction, which filled a gap in the 1980 Hague Convention. 

Mohamed Keshavjee, PhD, is a British- and Canadian- trained lawyer, a global specialist on mediation, and a former Member of the Steering Committee of the World Mediation Forum. He is the author of ‘Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mechanisms for Legal Redress in the Muslim CommunityFor his contribution to peace and human rights education, Dr Keshavjee was conferred the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Peace Award for 2016 by the Martin Luther King Jr. International  Chapel at Morehouse College Atlanta Georgia.

Date: Tuesday May 8, 2018
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Lower Social Room, Noor Cultural Centre
Admission: $5

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