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Peaceful Dispute Resolution Programs for Underserved Populations of the World

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Peaceful Dispute Resolution Programs for Underserved Populations of the World


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In this presentation, Vic Schachter, the president of the Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives, returns to our Sunday Forum to provide an update of his efforts to promote fair and effective dispute resolution in countries with heavily backlogged courts cases, thereby promoting access by underserved populations to fair, timely and peaceful dispute resolution of their claims and preservation of their human rights. He will share some of the unique challenges to do this work during the pandemic, as well as the prospects for continued, future efforts in Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and Africa.

Victor Schachter is the founder and president of The Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives (FSRI), a non-governmental organization dedicated to establishing sustainable mediation centers globally to achieve timely, fair and peaceful conflict resolution in countries with backlogged court systems. He has served extensively as a mediator, and as an advocate representing clients in numerous mediations and arbitrations over his fifty-year career. In addition, he has led rule of law and related educational initiatives promoting judicial reform, alternative dispute resolution and judicial case management in India, Brazil, Liberia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Republic of Georgia, Turkey, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Mr. Schachter has been honored as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for his service in judicial reform, rule of law, and mediation building. In October, 2020, he received the Mediator of the Year Award from The Mediation Society of San Francisco for "outstanding contributions to the field of mediation". His work has been reported and cited in numerous publications. Previously, he was a litigation partner at Fenwick & West LLP in Silicon Valley, California for 17 years.

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