Modernizing arbitration services in relation to family disputes in Sharia' courts in Jerusalem Project
This project was launched based on one of ACT’s main interests which is to consolidate and protect civil peace and the rule of law in the Jerusalem governorate as well as other areas where Palestinian jurisdiction is weak. This project aims to promote the culture of Alternative Conflict Resolution focusing on arbitration and mediation as an alternative to going to court, resorting to the tribal systems or violence. .
The project seeks to modernize arbitration services in relation to family disputes in Sharia courts in Jerusalem by training arbitrators on the rules and principles of arbitration, enhancing the participation of female arbitrators, conducting a research study on arbitration and the current procedures followed by the arbitrators, presenting the (Med-Arb) model, producing a Manual of procedures and a Code of Conduct for arbitrators. This project is implemented by ACT in cooperation with the Sharia court and funded by the Canadian Government
• Contribute to developing Sharia arbitrators’ capabilities.
• Support the participation of female arbitrators.
• Develop an arbitration system compatible with family disputes cases.
• Establish specific rules of conduct for Sharia arbitrators.
- Partners and donors The Canadian Government
This project will target Jerusalemites who hold an Israeli ID, in addition to any individual (males and females) from the West Bank or Gaza Strip married to an Israeli identity card holder under an Israeli marriage contract.