Lawyer Monthly - October 2022

and procedures. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2010, Act 798, that governs ADR in Ghana has substantially mirrored the UNCITRAL Model Law. What role has the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2010 played in shaping the methods you have mentioned? The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798) codified the practice of ADR in Ghana and serves as the foremost legislative framework that governs the various forms of ADR within the country. For instance, Act 798 grants legislative legitimacy to customary arbitration in Ghanaian legal jurisprudence by recognising it as a formal and valid alternative means of resolving disputes. Act 798 dictates the conduct, practice and procedure of customary arbitration in Ghana, whereas such uniform rules did not previously exist.

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