IDRI is much more than an association of dispute resolvers. It is a robust service provider and a centre of excellence that is committed to the highest ethical standards, moral probity and promotion of transparency in all its services. IDRI operates an open-door policy in its membership.
IDRI’s principal objectives are, inter-alia:
To establish and maintain a body or an institute for persons and organisations concerned with and interested in the art of arbitration, alternative dispute resolution [ADR], peace & conflict management, and general dispute resolution mechanisms, as a means of settlement of disputes whether local, national or international and to promote the development and sustenance of arbitration & ADR culture and practice, peace & conflict management practice, global justice & peace programme and general dispute resolution practice.
To establish and maintain an institute for the benefit and education of the general public and interested parties, and to study and carry out purposeful innovative research, promote, establish, and administer procedures for the resolution of disputes of all kinds. To cooperate and work with the United Nations and its agencies, the national, regional and continental bodies and their agencies, particularly those involved in and/or interested in the development, growth and sustenance of arbitration, mediation, conciliation, negotiation, peace and conflict management, world peace and justice, and general dispute resolution mechanisms.