The Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) is the first not-for-profit member-based Asian centre for ADR. The Institute was launched in April 2018 by His Excellency Prof Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, Secretary General of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO), Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, President of the Council of the AIADR and Dato’ Quek Meng Ngee as the Vice President of the Council of the AIADR.
The AIADR is endorsed by the AALCO, which comprises 47 member states from Asia and Africa, including China, Indonesia, Malaysia and many other countries in East Asia. It has been developing slowly but steadily since launched. Now from the Year 2019 onward, AIADR has passed its infancy stage and is going through a fast track development.
The AIADR though incorporated in Malaysia but it shall be the Global Institute with coverage across Asia and rest of the world. The AIADR is currently undergoing fast-track development and has membership of more than 600 from around the world.
The Secretariat is temporarily located at Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur 50000 Malaysia, and satellite offices in Asia are being developed to serve the membership across the continent.
AIADR is established primarily for “Promoting Global Trade and Delivering Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Forums” worldwide other than resolution by Courts, and the following: –
- Promoting commerce and industry;
- Promoting social cohesion amongst practitioners and non-practitioners in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) field; and
- Promoting education and research.
These objects shall be carried out in (among others) the following manner: